Jerry Montgomery is the Weirdest Coaching Hire
No one is really saying much about this, but the Green Bay Packers’ new defensive line coach is Jerry Montgomery. While we predicted that would be the case, it’s a pretty weird situation.
Montgomery was the Packers’ assistant defensive line coach. Shortly after Mike McCarthy fired defensive line coach Mike Trgovac, Montgomery appeared to be the successor. Many speculated that would be the case.
Then Montgomery left for a job on Jimbo Fisher’s staff at Texas A&M — associate head coach and defensive line coach.
Still don’t get why you would go from coach at Florida State to Texas A&M, but then I don’t understand a lot about the dirty, filthy south, like why a grown-ass man would actually let people call him Jimbo.
But anyway, Montgomery is back with the Packers, despite apparently accepting Fisher’s offer.
— Jerry Montgomery (@TAMU_CoachMont) January 17, 2018
Montgomery wouldn’t confirm whether he accepted the A&M offer, but clearly that tweet more or less says he did.
Perhaps he thought if Trgovac was out with the Packers, he would be too, so he jumped at the first opportunity he got. Or, perhaps A&M made him a great offer… and then the Packers made him a better one. Or perhaps he just realized he suddenly committed to living in Texas and then quickly realized his mistake.
This is all Montgomery would say about it.
“It’s been a little hectic,” Montgomery said, “but at the end of the day I had a great opportunity to go to a great program and be with a great coaching staff. I think A&M and coach Fisher are going to do really well there. At the end of the day, the best opportunity for me and my family was here in Green Bay. So I’m going to leave it at that, and just thankful for the opportunity to be here.”
My guess — money talks.