Since the new Amazon Prime Video Barry Sanders documentary ‘Bye Bye Barry’ came out, there has been a ton of positive reviews regarding the Hall of Famer’s career from fans and pundits watching. However, one former Detroit Lion was less than pleased—to say the least.
On Facebook, former Lions starting quarterback Scott Mitchell posted a long rant on the show and complained that the show focused heavily how he (Mitchell) was the main reason why Sanders never won a Super Bowl.
“I just watched #ByeByeBarry on Amazon Prime. It was not a very pleasant experience . I was Barry Sanders teammate for 5 years. I had a front row seat to some of the most amazing plays in NFL history. He will never have an equal as a pure runner in the NFL. I could argue that their were several running backs that were more complete but I won’t. Barry was great!!,” Mitchell said in his post.
“However, I am so tired of hearing how I was the reason that Barry Sanders never won a Super Bowl. I’m so tired of hearing how I was not a good QB. My only response is F___K YOU ALL!!!!! That includes #eminem#JeffDaniels“
Upon learning from fans, it appears that Mitchell was somewhat correct with his take here: he is and was not the main reason the Lions never made the Super Bowl with Sanders at running back. The Lions just never had a full team and complete coaching staff around them both to take the next step at the time.
With Sanders as Detroit’s tailback, Mitchell’s best season came in 1995 when he threw for 4,300 yards, 32 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Mitchell appears to have no hard feelings towards Barry himself, but just disapproves of the angle in that segment. Just our two cents.
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