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.