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Kevin Smith promises big Detroit turnaround
Posted May. 08 at 03:12 AM
The Lions released Jon Kitna in the offseason, but it looks like second-year running back Kevin Smith is going to now fill that role.
Prior to both the 2007 and 2008 seasons, Kitna forecasted that the Lions would win 10 games.
Now Smith, on his personal website says he expects the Lions to go all the way to the postseason.
"I won’t make a prediction about how many games we’re going to win, but I will say this: We will definitely make the playoffs this season," he writes.
But wait, there's more.
Smith writes that the Lions, the first 0-16 team last year, actually were close to being a good team last year.
"Believe it or not we weren’t far off last year. Almost every game we could have won, we were one play or one player short. Except for Tennessee on Thanksgiving, they just came out and beat us to sleep. They manhandled us, but nobody else did."
The kid is delusional. I won't knock him too much -- he helped me win three leagues last year by being a steady middle-round pick -- but he just needs to shut up and play.
Posted by Miguel Tames | May. 08 at 10:09 AM
Oh yeah and they weren't far off in that final home game against the Saints either.....7 points against a porous Saints defense. That was pathetic. You're right, this kid needs to shut up.
Posted by Justin Howe | May. 08 at 02:13 PM
What, he's supposed to hang his head and act like a spineless little nothing? Good for you, Kevin. Be positive.
IAN: They lost seven games last year by at least two touchdowns, so to say they were competitive in all but one game last year is simply fiction. If I were Kevin Smith, I would be focusing on working hard to keep that starting job and full-time role. If anybody in the media asks for a forecast, I think you say, 'We've picked up some guys and everybody is working hard -- I think we'll be a lot better this year.' I don't think anything else is required.
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