Former Detroit Lions general manager Matt Millen was a guest on the The Wheelhouse on 95.7 The Game in San Francisco and was very critical of how 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis played.
When Willis came on the show he was asked if it was fair for Millen to say that he played the worst game of his career.
“[Laughs] Oh man it’s like what it is with anything,” said Willis. “We went in and everybody is on your bandwagon when you are playing good. Everybody has everything positive to say and when you don’t do well, they got everything critical to say. For us, we are going to continue to do the things we need to do and that’s play football. Every game is not going to be a perfect game. Every game is not going to be your best game. It’s business. At some point in time you gotta come down and at some point in time you got nowhere to go but up, and [Sunday] just wasn’t a good day for us across the board, but that’s part of the game. … And whoever this Matt Millen guy is, 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. “
Willis clearly doesn’t know that Millen played linebacker (just like Willis) in the NFL from 1980 to 1991. So I think he can relate to Willis just a little bit.