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Willis not happy with Millen's criticism


02:22 PM ET 10.16 | Former Lions GM Matt Millen said in a radio interview that Sunday's game against the Giants was the worst he's seen 49ers linebackers NaVorro Bowman and Patrick Willis play together. Predictably, Willis didn't care for Millen's words. "And whoever this Matt Millen guy is," Willis said, "I'd like to ask him if he could do what we do every day and do what we do for 16 games a year and see if he can hold up every game. I doubt he would. I doubt he would be able to consistently play at a high level as Bowman and I do. I really don't care about what this guy has to say."

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October 16, 2012  02:25 PM ET

Matt Milland was a much better player than announcer or vp, but he's right!!!

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October 16, 2012  02:33 PM ET


That's all you gotta say.

October 16, 2012  02:36 PM ET

Matt Millen was a much better player than Matt Milland.

^^^^^^ YES! ^^^^^^

October 16, 2012  02:37 PM ET

Has Willis played against a Matt Millen GMed Lions team during his career?

October 16, 2012  02:38 PM ET

Millen the player paved the way for guys like Willis...

October 16, 2012  02:43 PM ET

Wait... This fool doesn't know who Matt Millen is ?

October 16, 2012  02:45 PM ET

Wait... This fool doesn't know who Matt Millen is ?

My guess is .... nope.

October 16, 2012  02:50 PM ET

My guess is .... nope.

Makes me wonder if he's a fan of football or was just forced to play.

October 16, 2012  03:03 PM ET

MM's......enough said....NEXT!

October 16, 2012  03:05 PM ET

Yo, Mr Willis: Matt Millen DID manage to play in the NFL for 12 years, and he was a member of 3 Superbowl champ teams.
No, not a HOF'er, only 1 Pro Bowl - but a far more distinguished NFL career so far than Willis.

October 16, 2012  03:08 PM ET

Matt Millen should be banned from talking about football. A squirrel knows more about the sport than he does.

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October 16, 2012  03:33 PM ET

Hilarious! Wonder how Willis' foot tastes since he put it squarely in his mouth.

October 16, 2012  03:45 PM ET

Sorry Patrick, but if you bothered to make a public care.

October 16, 2012  03:52 PM ET

Willis is not a student of the game.I'm sure it will be pointed out to him who Matt Millen was as a player.After all, he's in the Bay Area, so Raiders fans will chime in I'm sure.

Or maybe someone for the 49'er's organization will point out that he was on a Super Bowl winning team there as well.

October 16, 2012  03:55 PM ET

Willis should be worrying about Thursday night's game....

October 16, 2012  04:21 PM ET

I guess Willis doesn't know Millen played LB for more than 12 years, most of them with the 49ers.

I guess Willis hasn't seen Millen's Super Bowl ring, either...he should because he'll never own one himself.

October 16, 2012  04:22 PM ET

...and Millen didn't say anything that wasn't true.

Willis played like a guy that had big money on the Giants.

October 16, 2012  04:31 PM ET

All he said was ; This is the worst I've seen them play. I'm a 49er fan and I agree with Millen, all aspects of the 49er game plan against NYG's was really bad. The Giants seemed to run with ease up the middle which was Bowman and Willis's area to cover, and neither put much pressure on the QB.


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