Many Jacksonville Jaguars fans I'm sure did a little fist pump when the news broke that Tony Romo broke his clavicle and would be out at least 6-8 weeks. Not out of disrespect for Romo, as no one should celebrate injury, but for the fact that for the first time this year the Jaguars pass defense might not get lit up like a Lite-Brite.
Someone didn't relay that message to Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams, however.
"Tony is our starter, but Jon is just as good," Roy Williams said after the loss to the New York Giants on Monday Night football.
"He will put the ball where it needs to be,'' Williams told reporters after the game. "Is he going to be perfect? Of course not. There isn't a quarterback in this league that is perfect. He is going to make mistakes but we have to help him.''
Roy Williams of course is very familiar with Jon Kitna, as the two enjoyed some of their best seasons together as teammates on the Detroit Lions. Kitna played two full seasons with the Lions, throwing for over 4,000 yards each season. Kitna however, hadn't played a down in the NFL aside from pre-season and last night since the fourth game of the 2008 NFL season with the Lions.
Williams currently leads the Cowboys in touchdowns with 5, and with Jon Kitna on the Lions had 146 receptions, 2,148 receiving yards, and twelve touchdowns in two seasons.
Jon Kitna ended Monday Night Football going 16 of 33, 187 yards, two touchdowns and no picks, but the game was already well in hand.
I warned Jaguars fans on Twitter last night not to get too excited with Kitna starting against them. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Matt Cassel both had very good days against a porous Jaguars secondary, but Kitna starting certainly moves the feeling of "Romo is going to destroy us," to "Hey, we've got a shot!"
As Adam wrote last night, the Jaguars need to smell the blood in the water and go for the jugular.