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Rams sign Kenny Britt

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  1. The Rammer ESPN Draft Guru

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    I see this as a win. Britt has great potential and when focused has shown he can be a force to be rekon with. Lets hope that the young guys can learn how to play the position better. Go Rams
     
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  5. mr.stlouis Well-Known Member

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    And he was his most "focused" under Fisher... ;)
     
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    Rams taking a chance on Kenny Britt
    By Nick Wagoner

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/122895/rams-taking-a-chance-on-kenny-britt

    Whenever Rams coach Jeff Fisher or general manager Les Snead have been asked about the potential to add help at wide receiver this offseason, both have reverted to the vote of confidence method, choosing to express their faith in the team's current crop of young receivers.

    Apparently that confidence only goes so far, as ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reported Monday evening that the Rams agreed to terms on a one-year deal with former Tennessee wide receiver Kenny Britt. According to Schefter, the deal with Britt is for one year and $1.4 million with $550,000 guaranteed and could be worth as much as $2.9 million with incentives.

    In every sense of the word, the contract is a "prove it" deal which will give the perennially underachieving Britt a chance to establish himself and take another bite of the free-agent apple again next year. If there's any place where Britt can get his once promising career on track, St. Louis would seem to be it.

    Britt entered the league as a first-round pick of Fisher's Titans in 2009 and had his two most productive seasons under Fisher as a rookie and in 2010. That familiarity almost certainly made the Rams appealing to Britt as he searched for a fresh start.

    Beyond that, the Rams also offer Britt a world of opportunity for a bounce back on the field. The Rams' young receiving corps has yet to produce a consistent performer capable of being quarterback Sam Bradford's top target week in and week out. At 6-foot-3, 223 pounds, Britt has the size and has occasionally flashed the potential to become that player in the past.

    There are also reasons why adding Britt doesn't make much sense, either.

    Back in January, Snead made it clear that for the Rams to add help at receiver they'd want that player to be a clear upgrade over the players already in place so as not to take away much-needed reps from the youngsters.

    "A guy like that always can help your team," Snead said. "Here’s' what you've got to weigh: If you think this particular player is close and the only way to get from close to there is play, when you bring in ... he's not going to play as much. You're still waiting. I think what seals the deal, if the process works, all these guys get experience, they grow together and guess what, at the end of the year you have more than seven wins and if that's the case everybody goes OK it's worked out."

    Whether or not Britt fits the bill as a clear upgrade is certainly up for debate. Since entering the league, he's had no shortage of off-field troubles, enough to earn him a one-game suspension in 2012. He's also had his share of injury troubles, tearing an ACL and MCL in 2011 and battling with persistent knee troubles the past few seasons.

    Be it injury issues or off the field incidents, Britt's on-field production has taken a major hit since Fisher left Tennessee. In two years under Fisher, Britt had 84 catches for 1,476 yards and 12 touchdowns. In three seasons since, he's posted 73 grabs for 974 yards and seven touchdowns as drops and penalty issues became a factor.

    By the end of the 2013 season, Britt's struggles earned him a place on the game day inactive list in three of the final four games.

    Where Britt fits with the Rams remains to be seen but it seems like a pretty large leap to expect someone who has produced so little in recent years to come in and take over the No. 1 duties despite past flashes of potential.

    In five years, Britt has never had more than 45 catches or 775 receiving yards in a season, numbers that hardly put him in the discussion of a proven wide receiver. In fact, those numbers actually fit in quite nicely with the rest of the Rams' current crop of receivers.

    Fortunately for the Rams, Britt's not being compensated in a way that requires No. 1 type of production.

    It's fair to wonder if Britt, who is only 25, can ever reach the potential he once flashed in Tennessee, and if his presence could be a negative for an impressionable group of young receivers. Of course, if anyone can get Britt's career back on track, it's probably Fisher.

    Like the rest of the Rams' free-agent moves this offseason, adding Britt is a low-risk proposition. But it's also one that shouldn't come with the great expectations that Britt's career once carried.
     
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  9. Alan Well-Known Member

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    St. Louis Rams take a shot on disappointing receiver Kenny Britt
    By Frank Schwab --Shutdown Corner

    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-s...tml?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    Potential, no matter the baggage off the field or the lack of on-field results, will always get a second (and third, maybe a fourth) look. Receiver Kenny Britt has a ton of potential, and the St. Louis Rams aren't shy about ignoring everything else.

    Britt signed with the Rams, a match that shouldn't be too surprising. The deal is one year for $1.4 million, according to mulitple reports. Based on what he has done lately, Britt might not even deserve that much. He had 974 yards over the past three seasons combined with Tennessee, not to mention multiple incidents with police that led to a one-game NFL suspension in 2012. He fell way out of favor in Tennessee last year and had just 11 catches for 96 yards. The Titans didn't try to re-sign their former first-round pick.

    Ah, but potential. Britt has plenty of it. Rams coach Jeff Fisher is aware, considering he coached Britt in Tennessee. For Britt's first couple seasons he was a tantalizing but injury prone receiver, a deep threat even at 6-foot-3 and 223 pounds. He averaged 15.6 yards per catch in his five Titans seasons, and doesn't turn 26 until September. Surely the Rams looked at the best-case scenario of a focused and healthy Britt, with a fresh start in a new organization and very few expectations, and were interested enough to bring him in.

    It will be interesting to see if the move works. The Rams could use a dangerous outside receiver to go with Tavon Austin inside. And even if Britt does just enough to remind teams of his potential, he's likely to land somewhere else next season.
     
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    Call me crazy but I've always liked him. This move just makes sense. He brings competition and experience.

    Make no mistake about it, he's intense and he'll push everyone.
     
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    Oooooh! Nice!
     
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    If his head is screwed on straight and his knee is healthy he can contribute. I hope he brings a positive attitude and is a good influence on our young receiving group. He can be quite a red zone threat when healthy. I hope it works out.
     
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    ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner breaks down St. Louis signing wide receiver Kenny Britt to a one-year, $1.4 million deal. (2:45)
     
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    Like many others, I'm adopting a "wait and see" approach. Britt could be a bargain or he could be cut before the season starts; there's simply no way of knowing what will happen.

    Let's hope that he turns out to be the player he always promised to be back when he was drafted.
     
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  17. HE WITH HORNS Well-Known Member

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    On a positive note, he's never really had a decent QB to throw to him. So we will see how he does.

    And now this means we better take an OT with our first pick.
     
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  18. Ramrasta The Knight Owl

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    I trust this move. There is not much at stake here. I think it's going to come down to a battle between Britt and Quick for a place on this team. My bet is at least one of those two will be gone after this year if they fail to produce but they will stimulate each other to be better players in the process. This is like fishing, if you put a bunch of lines in the water, odds are you catch a keeper. (Yes, Jeff is known as a Fisher) :D
     
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