Tuesday morning on 95.7 The Game, Matt Millen called out Patrick Willis and NaVorro Bowman for their performances against the New York Giants on Sunday. “That’s the worst I’ve seen those two play,” Millen said.
As you may remember, Millen played inside linebacker for the 49ers in 1989 and 1990. Before that, he played inside linebacker for the Raiders from 1980 to 1988.
He was a good inside linebacker, but he struggled in passing situations. He didn’t usually play in sub-packages – a nickel cornerback would take his place. Millen could not consistently stay on the field all three downs.
For those of you who saw how Millen played in his era, would you say his criticism of Willis and Bowman is fair or unfair?