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Kitna boldly predicts that Lions will be winners in 2007

Postby mrblitz » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:23 am

Kitna boldly predicts that Lions will be winners in 2007
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Updated: June 24, 2007, 10:39 AM ET

The Detroit Lions haven't had a winning record since 2000 and haven't won 10 games since 1995. That's all going to change in 2007, according to quarterback Jon Kitna.


Appearing on WDFN-AM in Detroit on Thursday, Kitna predicted that the Lions will win more than 10 games this season. The Lions were 3-13 in 2006.

In March, Kitna said the Lions would win 10 games in 2007, but after seeing the team's schedule he adjusted his prediction -- higher.

"I'll keep to myself what I think we actually will win. But it's more than 10 games," Kitna said.

Part of the reason for Kitna's optimism is Calvin Johnson, the team's first-round draft pick.

"I don't like putting a lot of pressure on people, but Calvin Johnson, to me, will have about the same impact that Reggie Bush had in New Orleans," Kitna said. "He's everything that they said he was and more."
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Re: Kitna boldly predicts that Lions will be winners in 2007

Postby treat24 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:36 am

why not, roy williams made an awesome GUARANTEE of winning out last season... what did they win 1 game after that prediction... sure... these mean nothing anymore... however, they do have some of the tools for it... just execute baby... :-D
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Re: Kitna boldly predicts that Lions will be winners in 2007

Postby Gnu314 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:00 am

I don't really know about the subtance of the prediction... but I do like the optimism and I'm looking forward to seeing what improvements they've made.

They've gotta turn it around eventually.... right?
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Re: Kitna boldly predicts that Lions will be winners in 2007

Postby mystykoekaki » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:04 pm

Winning record?.....please. Bold move?......stupid move!
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Re: Kitna boldly predicts that Lions will be winners in 2007

Postby Athrun340 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:38 pm

good news for calvin johnson owners ... looks like kitna really likees his new receiver
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Re: Kitna boldly predicts that Lions will be winners in 2007

Postby Atog » Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:44 pm

Predictions like this happen every year. I dunno why it's getting media attention this year. :-°
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Re: Kitna boldly predicts that Lions will be winners in 2007

Postby RJ24VC15 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 1:23 pm

He should predict he will have a big fantasy year.
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Re: Kitna boldly predicts that Lions will be winners in 2007

Postby hickdubious » Sun Jun 24, 2007 3:29 pm

The Lions need to address their defense first and foremost. Their secondary is pretty thin.
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Re: Kitna boldly predicts that Lions will be winners in 2007

Postby stomperrob » Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:13 am

I dunno about that prediction - I think they should show a little improvement this year, but they don't exactly have a soft schedule:
Home: Min; Chi; TB; Den; NYG; GB; Dal; KC
Away: Oak; Phi; Was; Chi; Ari; Min; SD; GB


(But then I guess if you're at the bottom, no schedule is soft!) ;-) :-b
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Re: Kitna boldly predicts that Lions will be winners in 2007

Postby dream_017 » Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:03 am

Atog wrote:Predictions like this happen every year. I dunno why it's getting media attention this year. :-°


Exactly, when asked how the team is going to do, is he suppose to say "don't bother showing up, I think we will win 2, maybe 3 games"

He is suppose to be optimistic. What Roy and Kitna are trying to do is turn around the Lions losing mentallity. Sure, it may be bold, but I like it better than the standard cookie cutter quote we generally get from athletes.

Another thing you have to look at is that he was with Cincy when they started to turn things around and saw how the players and lockerroom changed. Sure they probably won't win more than 10 games but if htey turn things around and get close to 8-8, it will give Lions fans something to build on :-o
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