Yet...yesterday he finally jumped on the Fire Millen bandwagon with both feet and didn't hold anything back. It is rare you see a talking head in sports rip into a guy, or a franchise like this. They like to stir up controversy of course, but this is one of the best Millen rants I have yet to here anyone pull off.
Stephen A. Smith was asked this ESPN2's "First Take": After two weeks as a starter, is Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers the real deal?" Then after one sentence about Rodger's play he went into an epic rant that follows...
"I like what I'm seeing from Aaron Rodgers," offered Stephen A. Smith. "Right now he's playing just as good as any quarterback in the NFL."
Smith continued: "The key thing for me is, remember he was playing against the Lions. ...
"This team is just atrocious and Matt Millen is a walking football atrocity. He is the worst executive, in my opinion, in the history of team sports.
"He is flat-out garbage. The fact that he is allowed to have a job, the fact that he is allowed to walk though the streets of Detroit to enter Ford Field is an abomination in and of itself.
"There should be barricades keeping this man out of the city limits. He should not be allowed to be employed by the Detroit Lions. He is a disgrace of the highest order.
"And that's why you can't take anything Aaron Rodgers did yesterday seriously, because we are talking about the Detroit Lions, who are absolute garbage. ...
"(Millen) is clueless, he doesn't know what he's doing. Until they get rid of him, we're going to be saying that a whole bunch of people look good when they play the Detroit Lions."
Well...Stephen A. Smith has finally said something I can agree with, and he said it the way it needed to be said.