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Kenny Britt: Time with Patriots has blown away my expectations

Ryan Hannable
December 21, 2017 - 10:30 am

FOXBORO -- Wide receiver Kenny Britt has been a member of the Patriots for only a week, but the organization has made a good first impression.

“It’s actually blown away my expectations of it,” Britt said Wednesday. “I mean, I know this is a great organization. There’s a plan and so focused on their jobs at all times. When I got here, they showed me nothing but love and believed in me. That’s one thing that players need regardless of where you’re at in your career. You need people to believe in you. That’s something that regardless of what you do, big or small, they’re going to praise you for it and build you up.” 

Britt, who has been in the league since 2009, said he's always wanted to play for the Patriots.

“It’s been for a while to tell you the truth," he said. "Since I parted ways with Tennessee [in 2014], it’s always been in the back of my mind. For whatever reason, the timing wasn’t right to be here. Three or four years later now, I’m here, and I’m not looking back.” 

The 29-year-old said he was impressed the Patriots didn't waste any time and threw him right into the fire.

“They’re just throwing me in there to see what I can do and where I’m at at certain positions,” Britt said. “This is the first team I’ve been in playing multiple positions. I think this is easier to know multiple positions to know this playbook than just staying in one spot and learning that one. They want you to move around a little bit.” 

Of course, Britt is excited to get to work with Brady.

“It was kind of crazy that I had to slow myself down,” he said. “I was running on emotions last week. When I got here, first thing was, I’m over here with Tom Brady. Come on now. He’s the GOAT. I had to take that energy and focus on getting into the playbook and learning because I can’t be out there helping if I don’t know what I’m doing.” 

Britt played two snaps Sunday against the Steelers and had one catch for seven yards.