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Rams sign Kenny Britt

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by lockdnram21, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. bluecoconuts Well-Known Member

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    My exact thoughts.



    Also this drawn out offseason sucks. I'm just bored now.
     
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  2. HometownBoy STL sports aficionado

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    I trust Fisher, Fisher did get the most out of him. This isn't another Cook scenario where the guy is completely underachieving, Britt is a pretty damn good receiver when he wants to be and very reliable, something Bradford needs since we've parted ways with Amendola. Not a bad signing, if he doesn't work out, meh, if he does we got ourselves a good receiver who has incentive to come back.
     
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  3. Dodgersrf Well-Known Member

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    Just not at all excited about it.
    I do like having a veteran presence on the wr squad. Not the type of leader I was hoping for though.
    Britt and Pead might become bff's
     
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  4. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    You and i agree on alot...but not here.
    This is just a flyer FA deal much like G.Reid. IMO this doesn't change anything.
     
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  5. The Rammer ESPN Draft Guru

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    This just tells us we aren't going to be taking a WR within the 1st round this year. It also tells us Fisher is comfortable with who we have and we are going to be going OT with Matthews or Robinsion with our first pick... Bank on it! The signs are there time to read them brah!
     
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  6. RamBill Well-Known Member

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    Kenny Britt, St. Louis Rams strike one-year contract

    By Dan Hanzus
    Around the League Writer

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap20...ith-st-louis-rams?campaign=Twitter_atl_hanzus

    Kenny Britt has found a new home.

    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the wide receiver has agreed to a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the St. Louis Rams, according to a source involved in the deal. The contract has a maximum value of $2.9 million if all incentives are met.

    ESPN's Adam Schefter and ProFootballTalk first reported the agreement.

    Word of the deal comes a week after Rams general manager Les Snead told ProFootballTalk the Rams' chances of landing Britt were "better than 50 percent."

    Britt had also visited with the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and Washington Redskins. Britt's surgically repaired knees have already passed a Rams physical, per NFL Media's Albert Breer.

    Britt represents one of the great curiosities of free agency. The wide receiver showed flashes of All-Pro ability in 2010 and 2011 with the Tennessee Titans, but knee problems and off-the-field issues have taken center stage in recent years.

    Britt's modest deal with the Rams represents that uncertainty, but also gives him an opportunity to rebuild his brand in a new setting. The Rams have a crowded depth chart at wideout, with Chris Givens, Tavon Austin, Brian Quick, Austin Pettis and Stedman Bailey all in the mix. Britt and Quick are most likely to be competing for a role this summer.

    Consider this a low risk/high upside signing for the Rams. Britt was a disappointment for the Titans, but is just 25 years old and blessed with undeniable ability. If he knees hold up and his head is screwed on straight, he could represent an offseason steal for Snead.
     
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  7. PhxRam The Estimated Prophet

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    or Clowney
     
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  8. Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    Lol i don't have a dog in the Watkins camp. I'd prefer Robinson,Matthews and Clowney over the WR...but i'm just a guy on a Rams board :D.
    If the Rams have a chance to draft Watkins and they love him, this Britt signing won't stop them. Hell, our DLine is one of the best in the league and we signed A.Carrington...do you think that'll stop us from drafting Clowney? I don't.
     
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  9. Alan Well-Known Member

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    If nothing else, this is the third possible steal Snisher has picked up this off season and it's going to make TC even more interesting. Not to mention our conversations here at the ROD. :cheers:
     
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  10. Billy Baroo How about a Fresca?

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    Hide the women and children.
     
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  11. HometownBoy STL sports aficionado

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    We only signed Britt, Not Antonio Cromartie.
     
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  12. NJRamsFan Cocaine Cowboy

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    Thaaaankk buddha!
     
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  13. JoeBo21 Well-Known Member

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    this reminds of our Steve Smith signing.. boo
     
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  14. blackbart Well-Known Member

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    7 catches 141 and 2 TDs in the first game of the year. Best production ever for a Ram TE.

    51 receptions 671 yards 13.2 avg 5 TDs

    9 games with KC as starting QB
     
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  15. FRO Well-Known Member

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    What harm did signing Steve Smith cause us? I mean he sucked, but so do most 6th WRs. If Britt sucks, oh well it does no long term harm.
     
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  16. RamBill Well-Known Member

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    Rams agree to terms with WR Kenny Britt
    • By Jim Thomas

    http://www.stltoday.com/sports/foot...cle_6734da24-1347-5a62-b246-c7ef9682d5e7.html

    The Rams have agreed to terms with free-agent wide receiver Kenny Britt, reuniting him with Jeff Fisher, his former coach with the Tennessee Titans, according to team sources.

    Britt visited the Rams more than two weeks ago, but also made visits to Buffalo, New England and the Patriots during the free agency period. He will sign a one-year deal worth $1.4 million, but the contract is loaded with incentives that could roughly double the amount of the contract.

    Britt had 701 and 775 receptions yards, respectively, in 2009 and 2010 _ his first two years in the league. He had 42 catches in both seasons _ his only seasons with Fisher in Tennessee. But Britt's production has dipped significantly since then. A knee injury and off-the-field issues have slowed Britt's career.

    At 6-3, 223 pounds, Britt gives the Rams another big target. At 25, he should be reaching the prime of what so far has been an underachieving career.
     
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  17. RamBill Well-Known Member

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    Titans lost interest in Kenny Britt
    By Paul Kuharsky

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/122892/titans-lost-interest-in-kenny-britt

    When the Titans drafted Kenny Britt 30th overall out of Rutgers in 2009, offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger was in love with the receiver’s physicality.

    The ability to get off a jam at the line of scrimmage is difficult in the NFL, and if you can do that, Dinger said, a lot of things open up to an offense.

    Now Britt will have a chance to do that for the guy Heimerdinger was coordinator for, Jeff Fisher. Britt struck a one-year deal with the St. Louis Rams.

    At his peak, Britt did great work beating press coverage and beating people down field. He beat Arizona when he leaped and pulled in a last-play 10-yard touchdown in the 11th game of his career. He had a brilliant game his second season with seven catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns against Philadelphia.

    He opened his third year with big back-to-back games for 136 yards and two touchdowns at Jacksonville and 135 more and a touchdown against Baltimore.

    But a week later, he tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee against Denver. In 26 games over two seasons after his return in 2012, he went for 143 yards once and his second biggest receiving total was 67 yards.

    Last year, after a solid camp where he looked poised to break out as he headed toward free agency, he wound up in the doghouse of Mike Munchak and Dowell Loggains over early drops and penalties.

    Munchak and Loggains were fired after the season. Ken Whisenhunt hired John McNulty as his quarterbacks coach. McNulty coached Britt at Rutgers, but even with a likely ally on the Titans staff, Tennessee showed zero interesting in bringing Britt back.

    He caused the team a lot of headaches with a bunch of off-the-field stuff. While he claimed to be an innocent victim, often targeted by police, he was simply around trouble too much.

    He was unhappy with a coaching staff that was unhappy with him, and while he didn’t cause a stir, he didn’t set a great example either. Playing great or getting benched, he was typically laughing and seemed to be having fun.

    While that’s probably preferable to moping, it didn’t cast him in a good light to much of the Titans fan base when it was paired with Sunday struggles.

    I don’t know that Titans brass particularly cared about that part of his demeanor.

    The Titans have spent two of their last four highest drat picks on receivers, with Kendall Wright in the first round in 2012 and Justin Hunter in the second round in 2013.

    The arrival of those guys made it pretty clear Britt wasn’t a long-term Titan.

    His poor final season absolutely ensured it.
     
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  18. HometownBoy STL sports aficionado

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    And that's one of the better seasons of his career. Though I suppose one could argue having Locker as a QB wasn't all that helpful either.
     
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  19. mr.stlouis Well-Known Member

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    Bye-Bye Watkins... no way it's happening.

    Britt is getting a bigger contract than I anticipated. Rams must see something I overlooked. He played well under Fisher and I hope to see that trend continue.

    Britt IS a true number 1 receiver, but he's got a lot to prove.
     
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  20. The Rammer ESPN Draft Guru

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    No CLowney, you wait and see! I'm so confident I I'd bet my 1970 Gremlin on that!

    Any takers?

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