Before becoming the worst general manager in the history of mankind, Matt Millen was a decent on-air talent for FOX. After burying the Detroit Lions franchise so deep it touched the earth's core, the NFL Network gave Millen a chance to remove his tail from between his legs and recapture his broadcasting status.
That prowess lasted all of a couple years as the NFL Network canned Millen along with former decent player/big mouth/name dropper Joe Theismann. The assumed reasoning for their dismissal is from heavy criticism from fans - yes, even those outside of Detroit. The early scoop has Gus Johnson replacing him. That's like replacing your '89 Ford Fiesta with a 2012 Cadillac XTS.
Fair enough, after displaying the leadership and decision-making skills of a monkey (which may be giving him too much credit), how were fans not supposed to second guess his on-air brilliance. His best post-Lions moments including dissecting players' abilities as though he knows a thing or two about that.
[ Edited by VDSF on Apr 15, 2011 at 3:42 PM ]