Jon Kitna, probably the NFL's most openly religious player, might need some help from the heavens on Sunday when he faces the Dallas Cowboys. If he doesn't get it, then Terrence Newman might be the one making sure he has a "religious experience".
You see, after Detroit beat Dallas last year with Kitna throwing four touchdown passes, the Lions' quarterback made some comments that certain Cowboys' players didn't appreciate. In particular, Kitan singled out cornerback Terrence Newman and linebacker Bradie James. He stated that Newman wasn't as skilled as Seattle corner Marcus Trufant, and added that the Lions weren't scared to throw his way. He also said that throughout the game that James looked lost.
Newman responded on Tuesday with some comments of his own.
"Basically what it boils down to is you've got to watch what you say. Your mouth can't write checks that your (expletive) can't cash. That's what it comes down to," Newman said. "Everybody's going to see those quotes. He better just hope I don't blitz off the edge, because I've got 15, 25, 30 (thousand dollars), however much it would be for a fine. I've got that much for one fine. Revenge will be sweet definitely."
Of course the NFL sent Newman a nice letter indicating that he'll be under surveillance this weekend, but at least it adds an extra angle to the game. Hopefully Kitna puts some Holy Water in that Gatorade bottle.