When are the Tennessee Titans going to say "that's it" with Kenny Britt? It might be close.
Britt now has played four games (he missed Week 4 with a rib injury) and has been on the field for 181 snaps, and he has caught a mere six passes for 52 yards and no touchdowns. His longest catch this season, for 15 yards, came in the opener. Over his past seven games, dating back to last season, he has a total of 11 catches for 121 yards and one TD.
After Britt's one-catch, multiple-drop game in Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains isn't sure where to go from here with Britt. He told Titans Insider that Britt's role might require a change.
“We're gonna have to reassess everything at this point. We'll evaluate after we watch the tape,” Loggains said. “Obviously, I'm not gonna hide anything. He had probably three drops in the game. The one that bothered me most was when it was 17-13, and you've got third and 2, and you've got to make that play. We dropped the ball, and it puts you in a tough spot. We were moving the football. We had kind of flipped the field again, and that hurt us.”
Britt is claiming to be sore, but he was deemed healthy enough to play against a banged-up Chiefs secondary. Sure, the Titans were using a backup quarterback in Ryan Fitzpatrick with Jake Locker out a few weeks with a hip injury. But it's not as if Britt had put his best foot forward before the injury with Locker on the field.
Asked if the potential of Britt, a first-round pick in 2009, only gets him so many chances, Loggains dismissed the "P" word summarily.
“Potential just means you haven't done anything," he said.
The Titans are at a crossroads, in danger of letting a 3-1 start slip away, and even Britt admitted that “something has to change.” He just might be the one most affected by any change that occurs.