As the Tennessee Titans prepare to kick off their training camp shortly, it’s time to start taking a look at some of the more important guys in this year’s activities. The Titans thought they had a future Pro Bowl wide receiver when Kenny Britt put up two solid seasons in his first couple of years, but since then he has disappointed.
The biggest thing I see with Britt heading into camp is the need for his work ethic and attitude to improve. The fifth year pro is still only 24 years old and boasts a 6’3” frame, giving him quite the size advantage on the majority of NFL corners. He possesses great hands when he wants to, but that’s just the issue.
After scoring three touchdowns in the only three games he played in during the 2011 season, people were expecting Britt to come back in 2012 with a vengeance after his third year was cut short. It went quite the opposite direction. In 2012, Britt caught 45 passes in 14 games for 589 yards and only four scores.
Coming into this year, he is going to have to take a big step. The team expects him to be their true number one option in the passing game and Britt has got to prove that.
Quarterback Jake Locker has formed a nice chemistry with Nate Washington so far, but Britt’s time is now to get on board. He has to help the young quarterback out if the team will have any success this season. While Locker is still pretty raw, the team has shown faith that he can get the job done and some support from his supposed number one wideout would be appreciated.
Britt has all the talent to be a great wide receiver in this league, but his work ethic has yet to prove that to come true. Training camp will be a new start for Britt as he can establish himself as a leader on the team and display what it takes to finally live up to the expectations set for him.