Kenny Britt Shows Why He Is the Rams’ Number One Receiver
By Julio Mejia
Kenny Britt had a lot to do with Case Keenum’s career day and showed why he is the lead roll in the Los Angeles Rams’ receiving corp.
On a day where the Los Angeles Rams’ offense were keeping them in a back and forth game against the Detroit Lions, Kenny Britt shone brightly and reminded people why he deserves to be the team’s top wideout.
Along with a stellar performance by Britt, Case Keenum had a career day as well in which his only real mistake came at the most inopportune time as he threw an interception on the final drive of the game for the Rams.
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Unfortunately, Sunday’s loss will likely overshadow the incredible day Britt after he led all receivers with seven receptions for 136 yards to go along with two touchdowns. One of the main highlights from Britt’s performance came on an unbelievable circus catch with one hand that ended up going for 47 yards while facing plenty of pressure from Lions cornerback Johnson Bademosi.
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If only Britt could display these types of games on a weekly basis, Los Angeles wouldn’t be struggling as much in the passing game.
Britt was able to muscle his way through this game using his large frame against the mismatched and smaller cornerbacks of the Lions. He also managed to use his that size and strength to an advantage during one of his two touchdowns as he powered through hit after hit on a quick short pass from Keenum. This is something that will need to continue throughout the season to get this kind of offensive output from Keenum and the Rams.
Britt continues to make strides week to week helping his offense and quarterback make plays, but his Week 6 performance was his best game by far this season. Not only is Britt a leader as a veteran in the locker room, but today showed he can be a leader by example on the field.
Ideally, as he continues improve, Keenum will have more confidence in throwing the ball deep downfield knowing that Britt, along with Brian Quick and Lance Kendricks, will be guys he can count on.