Kenny Britt won't be inactive, but he will be less active for the Tennessee Titans for the foreseeable future.
Britt found his way deeper into the doghouse after catching just one of the six passes thrown his way Sunday. Britt now has six receptions on the season, and after some drops on Sunday, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said the Titans would have to “reassess” the receiver situation.
On Monday, Coach Mike Munchak admitted that Britt's role would likely be reduced for the time being. But the only way Britt can play his way out of a slump is to be on the field.
“We’re going to look at what’s the best way to go into the game and what’s going to help us win at Seattle is going to be the most important thing,” Munchak said. “The only way someone can get out of a funk is to play. You can’t decide he’s never going to play again because he’s dropped some balls. It’s hard, it’s a double-edged sword. He’s dropped some balls, does that mean he’s not going to get any opportunities the rest of the year?
“Where do you draw the line at, ‘OK, you’re not going to get a chance to catch anymore footballs.’ That’s a tough little deal there. We still feel he’s a very good football player. We still feel his attitude is very positive about trying to do the right thing. We know he wants to contribute.”
Munchak said Britt's struggles have not been evident on the practice field, and he didn't rule out that the receiver is pressing right now.
“It’s hard because all you can see is what you see a guy (do in practice). That’s all a player can do is work hard in practice all week to try to get better for the next opportunity” Munchak said. “Until you get in a stressful opportunity like a game—for all these players—you don’t know how you’re going to respond. We came out, again, like I said and had a good week of practice. We expect him to play well, and he had some drops. He wasn’t the only one, but he had some big drops that we can’t have.”