Kenny Britt didn't like the way his play was described regarding his benching in a local newspaper article, and that was what prompted him to tweet Tuesday that he believed this would be his final season in Tennessee.
“I disagreed with what they were saying about benching me during the game, and it kind of frustrated me a little bit. So I went out of my way and tweeted something,” Britt told reporters on Wednesday. I'm over it. I've been over it since I tweeted it and I took it to the next level. But I'm here today, and I'm working hard. Today is another day.”
The wide receiver, who has just five catches for 43 yards in two games, said that even after discussing the matter with head coach Mike Munchak and general manager Ruston Webster, whom he said talked to him “about not tweeting stuff like that,” that he probably still would have done sent the tweet on Tuesday.
“I know there are consequences to everything you do and everything you say, but I would have probably still tweeted it,” he said.
Britt said he spoke to some teammates, who advised him that he should be more careful.
“They called me up and we had a conversation about this yesterday about tweeting things like this and being a man about it and just going up to the coaches if you had a problem with it,” Britt said.
Munchak was reluctant to say much about the situation on Wednesday, even though he was asked repeatedly about it.
"I’m not going to comment on comments guys make on Twitter. That’s why I don’t comment on Twitter. I stick to texting. Things get taken out of context, things get, that’s not something I’m real concerned about it,” Munchak said. “I’m just saying, I don’t want to debate it with you. That’s why I’m not going to comment on it. I have no problem with Kenny (Britt). He’s fine, working hard. He’s part of our football team and he’s going to help us win on Sunday.”
Britt took issue with the story questioning his blocking and route running, though no one from the Titans was quoted on the record as saying there was an issue in that regard.
“And I believe the excuse they gave was wrong because at that point in time when they did bench me it had nothing to do with me having mistakes,” Britt said. “We watched film and they didn’t correct me on anything from my route at the time. … I don’t have any problem blocking or have [a problem with] effort on blocking at all.”
Munchak said he didn't see what the issue is, that Britt is playing and getting opportunities, just as the Titans offensive players. Asked about the questions of
Britt's blocking and route-running and all-out effort, Munchak said, “I don’t think anyone has been perfect. I don’t think anyone can sit here and say a guy who’s played as many snaps as he has has been perfect every snap. He’s made mistakes. I’ve made mistakes. Every guy on the offense has made mistakes, so again, he hasn’t made any more than anybody else.”
Britt said he is giving full effort.
“The effort is there. I have no problem with being in here and working hard. There's no doubt about that. I play the game for these guys right here that I suit up with every Sunday, and that's what got me going back into the game and my focus being up,” Britt said.
As for whether he wants to be a Titan long-term, Britt said, “I'd love to be back here next year, but I feel that's not gonna happen at the time off what I read in the paper.”