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Kitna Not All That Sure He Wants Change


Jon Kitna is doing what he normally does – speaking his mind.  The starting Lions QB is coming out and defending former offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who was fired on Wednesday from the team.  “I wish it would have been different, but at the end of the day, these are decisions coaches and management need to make, and as players, we need to just do our job,” Kitna told The Associated Press on Thursday night. “I’m not sure what to expect because I’ve been immersed in coach Martz’s system, so I’m not sure what (new offensive coordinator Jim) Colletto’s philosophies are. I’m just going to do the best I can to help make it work.”

Kitna helped the Lions jump out to a quick 6-2 start, but then they folded like a deck of cards, losing 7 of their last 8 games and ending the season 7-9, with their only win coming against the awful KC Chiefs.  The Lions QB stated before the season that the Lions would win 10 games and he would throw 50 touchdowns.  Instead, the team won 7 games, and Kitna ended the season throwing 18 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.  His QB rating was 80.9.  In the teams final 8 games Kitna threw 8 TD’s and 14 picks.

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