OK, that’s not exactly what what the Lions QB had to say. But even Jimmy Rollins thinks John Kitna ought to be careful about raising expectations. From the Detroit Free Press.
In March, Jon Kitna predicted that the Lions would win 10 games this season. Now he’s upping the ante.
“See, that was 10 games before I saw the schedule, too,” the quarterback told WDFN-AM (1130) this week. “I’ll keep to myself what I think we actually will win. But it’s more than 10 games.”
The Lions went 3-13 last season and are 24-72 in the Matt Millen era.
“I think, last year, man, it really sucked,” Kitna said. “But the good thing about it, like coach (Rod) Marinelli said, he found out who wanted to be here, who didn’t, and he’s been able to put his stamp on this team.”
Kitna also predicted greatness for rookie receiver Calvin Johnson (above).
“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. … I mean he’s 235 (pounds), runs a 4.3 (40-yard dash), he’s got tennis rackets for hands. …”