Many athletes and sports teams are synonymous with each other. For example, think about Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls or Tom Brady and the Patriots. It doesn’t matter if they had a few years playing on other teams because we’ll always associate them together. But some athletes trashed the teams that made them famous.
Often they come from a place of love and mourn the reality that their team isn’t in a good place now. We’re talking about Ben Roethlisberger in 2023 and other Steelers stars. Meanwhile, some former players now work as analysts so it’s their responsibility to call out teams if they’re not in good form. Check out the elite sports stars who trashed the teams that made them famous right here.
The Dallas Cowboys have seen some great quarterbacks, and Aikman was one of the most successful. Now the multi-time Super Bowl winner is one of the leading analysts in the game. He’s not afraid to criticize his old team but some people think he goes too far when he talks about current Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy.
Aikman trashed the playcalling in a recent game against the Niners. He said (via Sports Illustrated): “I’ve seen it with a lot of teams — a lot of these offenses want to scheme things. The coordinators, it’s all about the scheme, rather than, ‘This corner is playing soft. He’s scared to death.’ Just run the route tree. Run a comeback, run a dig route, run a curl… run anything.”