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Rams confident Kenny Britt can keep up production

The Rams' veteran wide receiver is off to a strong start in his eighth season in the league.

Since joining the Los Angeles Rams three offseasons ago, wide receiver Kenny Britt has been one of the most consistent players for the franchise. 

In his first two seasons with the Rams, he made at least 35 catches with 650 yards and three touchdowns in each campaign. This includes his best statistical year setting career highs with 48 catches for 748 receiving yards in 2014. 

Britt has taken that production up a notch in the first two games of the 2016 season by recording 10 catches for 161 yards with nine of his receptions resulting in first downs. Rams offensive coordinator Rob Boras has been quite impressed by the 28-year-old's performance over this stretch. 

“Kenny’s one of many guys that we’d like to keep stretching the field with Kenny has played really well the first two games," Boras said. "I think Kenny’s game has elevated and it’s just like anything, when your quarterback, whomever that is, starts to have confidence in a player he’s going to continually look that way. When the quarterback has looked in Kenny’s direction, he’s produced for us and he’s created separation and made even contested catches.

"That’s why he’s having success right now. Obviously, it’s exciting to see the direction that he’s going – just the relationship that he and Case have created or built over these first two games and hopefully it continues to go in that direction.”

Britt has benefited greatly from the strong on-field chemistry that he's developed over the last couple of years with starter Case Keenum. This was apparently in Sunday's 9-3 win against Seattle Seahawks as the two connected six times on a game-high 10 targets for 94 yards, including a 36-yard reception. 

"I think that he’s a guy that is one that continues to show up on film, getting open," Keenum said. "As a quarterback, you tend to look towards those guys a little bit more. I think we’re gaining chemistry. It’s like I’ve said all along, the more you do this, the more you see, the more I can watch those guys getting out of breaks, and that non-verbal communication, where I see what he’s doing with his body, and I can know this is where the ball needs to go before he gets there.”

In many ways, Britt has become Keenum's security blanket when it comes to needing a big play or to just move the chains. Boras believes his early-season success has come from his decisiveness on his route running. 

“He’s playing fast, he’s being decisive," Boras said. "I think his technique and everything is really good at the top of the route. Ultimately, it’s just competing every play – you see that in practice, as well as what’s happening on either Monday or Sunday nights." 

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