Kitna was the back-up on the Bengals for a team that won the AFC North a few years ago, and was good in the playoff game in relief against the eventual champion Steelers. If Brad Johnson had been mediocre last season, Dallas would have been in the playoffs. Kitna is an upgrade, assuming he accepts being a backup again, which is questionable. Now, why Dallas is trying to rebuild last season's Lions offense is another question.
Say what you will about the guy, most players would have hung up the cleats after all the crap teams he played for. He has spent virtually all of his career as a backup, with the exception of a couple of seasons. Not to mention he was mentored by Warren Moon as a undrafted free agent.
I am glad to see that he has gone to Dallas. Just as long as my Seahawks are better than the Cowboys.
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Originally posted by hansen9jThis is the definition of a no-brainer move for the Cowboys. Still doesn't make up for that awful Roy Williams trade, though.
Good point. What other key pieces of the 0-16 team can the Cowboys get? ;-)
Of course, it turned out okay for Denver (a playoff appearance at least I believe) taking the key pieces of a horrid Browns defense a few years back so maybe Dallas should grab a few more Lions "pieces."
edit: I had it pointed out to me by my brothers (two huge Cowboys fans) on Sunday that Williams and Kitna were traded away or missed due to injury much of that 0-16 season, so that makes it much better to take by 'Boys nation (apparently). Heh.
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I was surprised to hear the news. Are they still going with Henne throwing the ball in the normal sets? It seems like an odd move to me and a lot to give up for a guy with a loty of talent, but one who can really be an ass.