Ty Montgomery, dumped on the Baltimore Ravens for a plate of crab legs, practiced with his new team on Wednesday. The newest Raven was the focus of the local media’s attention, of course.
What did they want to talk about?
The fumble that ended the Green Bay Packers’ chances to beat the Los Angeles Rams. The fact that he was told to down the ball. The fact that he didn’t.
Well, Ty Montgomery is done with that shit, yo!
“I don’t know if I was hoping for a fresh start,” Montgomery said. “I will say I was ready to put all of that in the past. … I don’t want to be rude. I don’t even want to talk about it anymore. If anybody is concerned, my family is safe. I’m not worried about anything.”
Yeah, one thing, some Packers fans took it upon themselves to go after Montgomery following the game. Montgomery received threats both on his person and on his family. Not a good look, you dickholes.
Another thing is Montgomery never really took responsibility for the play. He made some excuses. He pointed the finger at whatever anonymous teammate labeled him selfish.
As Tom Silverstein said on Wednesday: The bottom line is that the players who questioned Montgomery’s motives for fielding a kickoff to NFL.com’s Mike Silver were not a bunch of bench riders. They were veteran players and (GM Brian) Gutekunst couldn’t have someone in the locker room whom his best players couldn’t trust.
Yes, Montgomery had to go.
Finally, there’s actually good news for Montgomery. He was the third-string running back in Green Bay. He was frustrated with his lack of playing time. He handled that like a child, but that’s beside the point.
The Ravens suck a bag of dicks when it comes to running the football. Their leading rusher is Alex Collins, who has 358 yards, but is only averaging 3.7 yards per carry. Their second-leading rusher is their fucking backup quarterback, Lamar Jackson, with 129 yards!
Montgomery should get plenty of opportunities with the Ravens.
Lastly, it’s unfortunate for him, but what are you going to remember Montgomery for?
That 31-yard reception he ripped off as a rookie? That he also averaged 31 yards per return that year? His 162 rushing yards against the Bears in 2016? How he caught 10 passes in back-to-back games that year?
Nah. You’re going to remember the fumble.
The thing I’ll remember most about Ty, is how inept the organization/staff was as at putting him in a position to be successful.
For all intents and purposes, he should have been groomed to be Cobb’s replacement, instead of shoved into the backfield to plug an unnatural hole.
What’s done is done, but McCarthy really fucked up the opportunity to capitalize and serve his dynamic ability.
I have a feeling it was Rodgers that spilled the beans to Silver.
In other NFL tidbits…..Remember the lessons we’ve learned (taught) about putting to much stock in pre-season evaluation? Crowning a player from pre-season is probably one of the more foolish things i’ve witnessed from fans.
Well, some people get payed to look foolish (for a living). Take a gander at this……..
Assuming you went to that link, Peter King made that prediction on the basis of 9 snaps in pre-season. People pay their Mortgage, support their family throwing out garbage like that? Only in America.
Fuck…Lonely Boy could do that for a living instead of suckling off the taxpayers teat. He could call the winners of each game weekly. He would just tell us whose turn it is to win.
Maybe King should have written an article about how Kumerow was gonna have 1,500 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns. If only he could crack the top 6 roster spot.
Draft and develop of late has been a failure. TM should have been a slot receiver and never realized his potential. Randall and Hyde were safeties. Many high draft picks never succeeded. I wonder how GM/coaching responsibility for this should be apportioned. TT obviously bears a lot of the blame, but it seems coaching is suspect.
McCarthy has been beaten down by fans, not just from here. Some of it unjustified, but most of it righteous (15/85). Same with Ted. Lately it’s Murphy and concerning Murphy, it’s 100 percent justified, in my eyes.
Here’s the thing, social media has a loud voice, don’t think the Packers Board and Executive Committee are not aware. Also, i’d imagine they get a shit ton of e-mails and letters regarding fans thought’s of the current hierarchy. I guess the question is, do they care, if revenue hasn’t gone down. And will they get rid of Murphy before he gets done putting in the new Merry go round and cotton candy stand next to the sledding hill.