Titans coach Jeff Fisher has a simple solution if receiver Kenny Britt loses his way during the regular season as he did Thursday night with three dropped passes and a false start penalty against the New Orleans Saints.
Britt simply won't be active on game day if he has any more slip-ups.
“If I suspect that there's issues, then he's not part of the 45 [active on game day],” Fisher said. “That's pretty simple. If his mind is clear and he's focused and he's ready to play, he's potentially a really good player. But if I suspect there's a problem, we got others we can play instead of Kenny.”
Britt, even though he is in his second NFL season, is the third-youngest player on the Titans roster and has had bouts with maturity.
After being yanked in favor of Paul Williams Thursday night following a false start in front of Fisher, Britt admitted he deserved to be benched.
Britt was the Titans' first-round pick last season out of Rutgers and had a solid rookie year with 42 receptions for a team-high 701 yards.
But some minor legal issues with traffic tickets and his driver's license have reared up in the off-season and in camp. Britt also has not yet been consistent enough for offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger's liking to move him past Nate Washington or Justin Gage into the starting lineup, despite is enormous upside.