Whelp, it looks like Kenny Britt’s antics have finally caught up with the team. Ever since the draft, Titans fans the world over have been looking forward to an explosive offense, featuring KB and Wright as our stud receivers. Even in spite of a torn ACL last season, fans and those within the organization remained upbeat and optimistic that Britt was doing everything he needed to do to be our elite receiver. Then he got arrested.
The franchise has officially pulled the trigger on beginning the search for an immediate replacement, while Britt’s status with the team remains uncertain. One of the first to try out is former Jaguar Mike Sims-Walker. Do not be fooled; Sims-Walker is by no means a replacement for Britt, if Britt is even replaceable. The Titans are merely bracing for the worst and trying to get some depth at the position, as it is now a near-certainty that Britt will get a significant suspension lasting anywhere from 2- 8 weeks (my money is on four). This is in addition to however long his ACL takes to completely heal.
So enough about Britt. Let’s move on to Sims-Walker and why he won’t be a part of the team. Initially, it looked as though Sims-Walker was on his way to establishing himself as a legitimate receiver. His second year in the league saw him play in 15 games for 869 yards and 7 touchdowns, while his third year saw the yardage drop down to 562, but kept the TD’s consistent with 7. 2011, however, saw him completely unravel both physically and mentally. He was initially with the St. Louis Rams, where he played in four games, before landing back with the Jaguars, with whom he played in two. Across 6 games and two teams, he managed only 12 catches for 151 yards (though I suppose that’s still better than the half-season Randy Moss gave us).
Sims-Walker will prove nothing more than a blip on the radar, while the search for an improvement to our WR corp will continue. It’s too bad. Just a short week ago, I was as excited as ever at the prospect of our offense. Britt had stayed out of trouble, went and got married, and by all accounts was recovering nicely. Since then, all he has done is had his other knee scoped and been arrested for the eighth time. Time is running out for Britt, as is the patience of all the people that have stood by and supported him through injury and poor choices.
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