When is enough, enough?
On the same day Britt first spoke about his visit with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, the Titans' most talented wideout posted a team fine online via social media. Britt was fined $9,915 on Thursday for missing a mandatory scheduled appointment with the team trainer.
Britt's response was to post it and mock it:
"Yu gotta be (expletive) kidding me.. walk back to dis.. Don't dey know I have kids .. I'm tired of did (expletive)," Britt wrote.
The Titans would be more apt to grin and bear it like they did for too long with cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones if Britt was healthy. But he's not. He's undergone three surgeries in the last year and seems unlikely to be ready for the season.
Ross Tucker of Sirius/XM NFL Radio put it well: "(Britt) still doesn't get it, which means he never will."
The Titans have to wonder if Tucker is right and if it's time to give up. Social media could have claimed yet another victim.
Unlucky team of the day
When new owner Jimmy Haslam joined the Cleveland Browns last week, I was happy for their fans. They deserve better. Wednesday was a great example.
The one-two punch of cornerback Joe Haden's reported impending suspension for a failed drug test and Trent Richardson's knee surgery is tough to swallow for a team that just lost linebacker Chris Gocong for the season. Combine that with linebacker Scott Fujita's suspension and nose tackle Phil Taylor's surgery, and this defense is going to be hurting early in the year.
There is no such thing as "minor" surgery no matter how this is spun. The Browns want to build their offense around Richardson, and he's getting work done on the same knee that gave him trouble in college. Along with Joe Thomas, Brandon Weeden and Haden, Richardson is the most important young player on the Browns. This is a discouraging start for him.
A Good Day for ...
On the Agenda
There are six preseason games on the docket. We'll preview them later in the day and have full coverage of them during Thursday night's action. We also will be posting our mailbag this afternoon, so get in on the action. Happy Thursday. 12 teams are playing tackle football tonight.