Green Bay Packers running back Ty Montgomery appears to have a memory similar to that of quarterback Aaron Rodgers’. It has been well-documented how Rodgers carried a grudge for years toward anyone who said anything negative about him entering the 2005 draft.
People apparently said some negative things about Montgomery, as well. He remembers.
Montgomery sent out this note about his draft experience in 2015, on Tuesday.
Reflecting a little bit…I have so much more to prove and so much more to accomplish…you don't have to be perfect, just be consistent pic.twitter.com/O6RgNB9JjH
— Ty Montgomery (@TyMontgomery2) March 7, 2017
If it weren’t for necessity, Montgomery might still be a name no one had heard of. Remember back to the early part of the 2016 season and you’ll recall that Mike McCarthy barely utilized Montgomery. Instead, he really only played Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb at receiver.
Only was it when the Packers had run out of running backs that Montgomery got a real chance, converting from receiver to running back. We would argue that he still didn’t get enough of a chance (or touches), but still. Montgomery proved he could be a game-changer when given opportunities.
We look forward to more of that in 2017.
I know everyone is seemingly all in on his switching to rb…new start, new #, i get all that.
Eddie Lacy was on a pitch count, his poor conditioning dictated that. That was an issue even back in college. That’s why he wouldn’t get 20+ carries/game. The same reason BJ Raji’s snap count in the 2nd half of games diminished. Ty gives you the ability to rush 20 times a game, but…..
Is he a 3 down back?….He has to be able to block. tight ends cant cover for him, Jared Cook is almost as bad, and Rodgers is serviceable at best imo.
Is he durable enough to take the punishment? Time will tell, he had to come out of the Falcons game for his ribs. But that shit happens, time will tell this story
I still like him as a receiver. When given the opportunity, which wasn’t often. He was a pass catching machine and moved the chains, when the opportunities were there. that’s all you can go on at this point. That, and as a wide receiver, his catch rate is off the charts.
I liked him as a receiver as well. He showed more promise than Davante, even with his limited opportunities. Plus he actually catches the ball.