Former NFL coach Herm Edwards, who became famous for his statement that, “You play to win the game,” didn't mince words when asked about troubled Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt.
Edwards told 102.5 The Game's Darren McFarland via TitanInsider that the Titans need to cut Britt for their sake and his.
“So the Titans, in my opinion are gonna have to make a decision of what's best for the organization and that might even help Kenny Britt. Kenny Britt needs to be cut,” Edwards said. “When you get cut, and you can't play anymore, it's amazing because you go, 'They cut me?' Yeah, they cut you. And sometimes you have to do that not only for the sake of the team, but also for the sake of the player.”
Britt has had nine run-ins with police since the Titans drafted him in 2009, including an incident earlier this month where he took a friend who had been stabbed to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning.
Edwards said distractions and off-field problems have a way of hurting the locker room and the team, because it removes focus from preparation.
The Titans aren't likely to take Edwards up on his advice unless Britt does something really bad between now and the season. His contract is set to expire after the 2013 season, and though he has talent, injuries have kept him from producing consistently the way the Titans hoped he would.
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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com