Ex-Tiger Tyrann Mathieu puzzled by Les Miles critics -- 'he's a winner,' 'my time at LSU was great' _lowres

Injured Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu watches warm ups prior to an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Former LSU and current Arizona Cardinals star Tyrann Mathieu said Thursday morning that he doesn't know why some fans are so hard on Tigers coach Les Miles. "He's a winner," Mathieu said on 104.5 FM ESPN's Culotta & The Prince radio show.

Mathieu talked about his sometime turbulent time at LSU ("There is no bad blood"), his friendship with Leonard Fournette, his football career and more.

Listen to the interview here.

Mathieu, who earned the nickname Honey Badger while dominating opponents for LSU, was the subject of an NFL Films video released in January, "Born & Bred in New Orleans: The Tyrann Mathieu Story."

The video portrays Mathieu as a man out for redemption, drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round and using that vote of confidence as a springboard to personal and professional success.