Arrested Development: The Kenny Britt Story


The show Arrested Development wound up canceled far before it’s time. It truly was a great comedy that you could look forward to every time it came on tv. The show gave you so many moments to remember, including the one where Tobias Funke (pronounced fayoonkay) had been tirelessly practicing for the Blue Man Group, as they were having tryouts, and one afternoon, Tobias spilled blue all over himself. He  turned to Michael (played by Jason Bateman) and uttered these famous words: “Michael, I’m afraid I just blue myself”.

“There’s got to be a better way to word that” Michael replied. The show was great and it could’ve lasted but apparently the network abandoned it. Aside from the word “arrested” in the title of the show, I believe the show and Kenny Britt have a lot in common. I think Kenny Britt just blue himself…

For starters, the show had all the potential in the world but for some reason couldn’t make it last. I’ll admit I’m biased, it remains to this day one of my favorite comedies, unfortunately I have to sit and wonder how it could have been and not how it ended up. Do you see where I’m going with this?

Kenny Britt played great in 2010. In 12 games, Britt scored 9 touchdowns, received 775 yards and averaged 18.5 yards per catch. He really began to blossom into a legitimate number 1 receiver. He became the Titans version of Andre Johnson, just less developed. The players, and fans, began to realize that they could rely on Britt. It gave a new sense of confidence to the team.

Unfortunately, Britt found a way to get in the headlines—in a bad way. Britt now resisted arrest and supposedly hid the contents of his hand behind his back while pushing officers with his body. This comes days after a court appearance that saw Britt pay a fine for what we will call “bad driving”. I thought Britt got lucky and figured he would notice that he got lucky and move on with his life. You know? Maybe keep away from doing things that would place him in jail.

Now, he may face 3-5 years in prison. All I can think about is how great Britt started to become and now he may end his career with the embodiment of a stereotypical Cincinnati Bengal. WHY? I don’t think Kenny Britt is a bad guy, I just think he’s placed himself in the wrong situation time and again.

A quick pun: I don’t like that his development as a wide receiver has been arrested.

Here’s to hoping everything works out, but I doubt it. I think Britt will get canceled, just like Arrested Development.