NBC Hires Matt Millen For Super Bowl

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Matt Millen will be offering his opinions on football during NBC's Super Bowl pregame show.
The former Detroit Lions team president, architect of the NFL's first 0-16 squad, will appear on the network again after serving as a studio analyst Saturday during its playoff coverage.
"Many of us have been blessed with second chances and fortunate to have new opportunities," NBC Sports chief Dick Ebersol said in a statement Monday. "But the decision to have Matt join us for the Super Bowl was simple given that he is one of the very best football broadcasters of his generation."
After winning four Super Bowl rings with three teams in his 11-year playing career, Millen went on to a successful stint in broadcasting. He worked NFL games for CBS, Westwood One radio and Fox. Millen paired with Dick Stockton on Fox's No. 2 announcing team.
Then he joined the Lions, which went 31-84 during his tenure, by far the worst record in the NFL and one of the worst stretches in league history. He was fired in September.
During the telecast Saturday, NBC's Dan Patrick asked Millen, "Would you have fired you?"
"I would have, actually," he replied. "Probably not this year until after the season."
Patrick later asked: "How responsible were you for this season and the last eight years there?"
"Oh, completely responsible," Millen said. "When you're head of football operations, you throw it back on me."


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