Matt Millen says MSU is a contender for a National Championship

Submitted by Griff88 on May 12th, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I couldn't make this up if I wanted to. Maybe Millen thinks that MSU is leaving the country, and playing teams around the pacific rim. I could see MSU becoming National Champions of China, although I think Shanghai  would give them a pretty good run. How Millen continues to collect a paycheck, is one of the greatest mysteries of our time.

Comments

allezbleu

May 12th, 2011 at 7:27 PM ^

i saw that on college gameday live and laughed.

i don't understand people that think he is a good commentator. i always thought his comments about players seemed really rehearsed and read from a fact sheet he read an hour ago (many commentators prepare like this but their job is to not make it sound like so).

he's as shit a commentator as he was GM in my opinion.

DetroitBlue

May 13th, 2011 at 10:52 AM ^

He might not be the best color guy in the world, but to say he's as bad of a commentator as a GM is going way, way too far.  He has to be, if not the worst, among the 2 or 3 worst GMs in any of the big 4 sports (football, hockey, baseball, basketall) during my lifetime.  He's nowhere near that bad as an announcer, though admittedly not great

eury

May 12th, 2011 at 8:41 PM ^

Teams don't draft on talent alone, they also take into consideration how well a player "fits" the team.

Millen was actually on the money with the pick because Rogers fit that team quite well. It was Johnson, the all-pro, who wouldn't have been a good fit on that historic 2008 Lions team.

T4L

May 12th, 2011 at 11:00 PM ^

Yeah an all-pro and the widely agreed-upon best receiver in the NFL wouldn't have helped that team in their quest for perfection.

I didn't really follow the draft back then, I think it'd be interesting to hear the logic of picking Rogers at the time over a similarly talented receiver, a la Suh over McCoy.

It just pains me to see those two picks.

MGoChippewa

May 12th, 2011 at 9:13 PM ^

I think Charles Rogers was talented enough to be drafted where he was.  I just don't think he had the make-up of a guy who should be instantly receiving millions of dollars.  Injuries hurt him too.  Since I'm sounding like a Millen supporter, I'll say this, drafting Mike Williams in the top 15 after he had a year off from football is unforgivable.

fatbastard

May 12th, 2011 at 9:43 PM ^

Charles Rodgers was not talented enough to be picked there.They did not need a wide receiver more than other positions.  Moreover, it was well known the guy had "issues" including drug use at MSU.  There's a reason they do background searches.  The Lions would have known about that and they still took him.  Ryan Mallet is perfect example.  If Millen had been choosing at 12 he would be with the Lions now!

MistahChahles

May 13th, 2011 at 12:06 AM ^

Hindsight is 20:20.  Although I agree that he shouldn't have been picked by the Lions in that draft, he was certainly good enough (from what was seen at the time) to be drafted that high.  Don't you remember that he was "Charles Rogers.  I had 68 catches and 13 touchdowns"? 

Anyway, agreed Millen is a douche who does not deserve to be on TV anymore bc he's full of shit and we're gonna tool on Sparty for the first damn time in 4 years.

JT4104

May 12th, 2011 at 7:29 PM ^

So the guy who drafted an overweight, out of shape, out of football for a year Mike Williams says MSU is a title contender....I'll buy it.

I mean this going clearly knows champions when he see's them, right?

Pasadena_Blue

May 12th, 2011 at 7:31 PM ^

The only piece of commentary Millen gave that I ever thought was any good was during the UCONN game (correct me if that is wrong) when Denard took off and all you hear is Millen saying, "That's 6!". 

Other than that, he has brought nothing but shame upon himself and a once proud NFL franchise.  Good thing we are breaking down the old iron bars of the cage he put around the might Lions.

maize and brew…

May 12th, 2011 at 7:52 PM ^

since when does anyone take that jackass's opinion anyways? what baffles me more is how his ugly mug shot ends up on ESPN gameday. Of course its ESPN and we all saw what they posted about the Alabama player.

maize and brew…

May 12th, 2011 at 7:52 PM ^

since when does anyone take that jackass's opinion anyways? what baffles me more is how his ugly mug shot ends up on ESPN gameday. Of course its ESPN and we all saw what they posted about the Alabama player.

maize and brew…

May 12th, 2011 at 7:54 PM ^

since when does anyone take that jackass's opinion anyways? what baffles me more is how his ugly mug shot ends up on ESPN gameday. Of course its ESPN and we all saw what they posted about the Alabama player.

jawsMD

May 12th, 2011 at 8:03 PM ^

 Matt Millen -- proper noun -- played DT at Penn State when Joe Paterno was just old, not grim reaper old -- turned the Lions from a semi-pathetic football team to the laughing stock of sports -- ass hat

Space Coyote

May 13th, 2011 at 1:11 AM ^

A lot of times when teams shifted from 4 person lines to 5 person lines during run heavy situations - instead of sliding the line and putting say an OLB as a DE - many teams put their MLB down in a 4 point stance on the line as DT.  This was due to several reasons.  First, back then teams were obviously more run heavy, so MLB didn't need to be as athletic and good at coverage.  Secondly, point one lead to that fact that many MLB were nearly the size of D lineman, usually your best tacklers and probably one of your most athletic players on the field.  Defeating the center/guard and getting penetration stopped a lot of the things those offenses were trying to do back then.

In summary, I wouldn't be at all surprised if Millen was a DT/MLB at Penn St.