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Ty Montgomery Is In Trouble, Aaron Rodgers Is Ticked

The question now appears to be, do you cut Ty Montgomery or do you just bench him?

We all know about his ill-advised kickoff return in the Green Bay Packers’ loss to the Los Angeles Rams. It cost the Packers a chance to win the game. Coach Mike McCarthy said Montgomery was instructed to down the ball if it went into the end zone.

It turns out, Montgomery had thrown a tantrum on the sideline shortly before making this dipshit move.

This comes from Michael Silver.

“They took him out (the previous drive) for a play and he slammed his helmet and threw a fit,” one Packers player said. “Then (before the kickoff) they told him to take a knee and he ran it out anyway. You know what that was? That was him saying, ‘I’m gonna do me.’ It’s a fucking joke.

“I mean, what the fuck are you doing? We’ve got Aaron Rodgers, the best I’ve ever seen, and you’re gonna take that risk? I mean, it’s ’12’! All you gotta do is give him the ball and you know what’s gonna happen.”

Rodgers would have gotten the ball with 2:05 on the clock, down two points at the 25 if Montgomery downed the ball.

Instead, fumble, game over.

And Rodgers was pissed.

“Aaron was hot,” one Packers coach said. “And he had a right to be. He yelled, ‘Take a fucking knee!’ He was very, very mad.”

So what happens to Montgomery now? He’s clearly lost respect among teammates and coaches.

Let’s look back to last year. Cornerback Damarious Randall sits and pouts after being removed from a game against the Bears. McCarthy sends him to the locker room, not to return. The team’s veteran players wanted Randall to be released after the incident. The Packers really had no choice but to keep Randall, however. He was their best cornerback in a terrible group. So that’s what they did. Then they traded him in the offseason.

The Packers do have other options at running back. In fact, Montgomery is third on the depth chart, behind Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams.

As for the return game, they have the option of activating Trevor Davis from the physically unable to perform list. Not only is he a better kick returner than Montgomery, he’s a better punt returner than Tramon Williams.

It seems like a pretty obvious path. The Packers don’t always take the obvious path, but it’s hard to see how they can’t in this situation. It’s hard to see Montgomery ever recovering in the locker room. You can’t have someone like that around when you’re on the brink of being a losing football team.

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  1. Kato October 29, 2018

    Good luck ever trading him. Once a guy has that kind of reputation for being a malcontent and ignoring coaching instructions, it is hard to kick that. Teams arent going to give up a draft pick for a guy like that, especially if they have limited upside like Montgomery does. He will be lucky to be signed as a free agent.

    1. KazooPackFan October 29, 2018

      Who would have traded for him before this? 3rd string RB? A conditional 7th rounder at best. Cut him, now.

  2. Skinny October 29, 2018

    The Green Bay Packers announce three roster moves. RB/KR Ty Montgomery has been released. WR Jake Kumerow has been elevated to 53 man roster. Safety Ha Ha Clinton Dix has been traded to the San Diego Chargers for 2019 3rd round pick and OLB/DE Joey Bosa. These moves were made official by GM Brian Gutenkust.

    1. KazooPackFan October 29, 2018

      I was hopeful this was true until I got to the Joey Bosa part…

  3. Adam October 29, 2018

    I have a feeling this has been brewing for a while. During the 49ers game, Aaron took a blitz’d sack on third down that killed a late 3Q or 4Q drive.

    I keep a live-tweet-feed running of game coverage from various Packers outlets and blogs. It was mentioned that while walking off the field after that sack, Ty angrily took his helmet off and threw it towards the bench in frustration.

  4. KILLER October 29, 2018

    There are other instances of unprofessional behavior that go without comment. What am I talking about, you ask?

    Thanks for asking!

    You’ve got Aaron acting publicly pissed at times and making pout faces at coaches and teammates. But he is #12, your false idol, so its OK.

    After the Bills game he goes on a pout parade as per the offense should have done better. Better? More points, right? They beat the Bills 22-0. What we have right there is disrespecting an opponent and poor sportsmanship. What if Belichick and the Patriots beat the Packers by 22 points and say they definitely should have done much better? Well, you’d be pissed and think it was poor sportsmanship!

    But, of course, if Aaron does it then your false idol clearly just has great competitive fire! Hello hypocrisy your old friend.

    The run game was great that Bills game. And wisely utilized with Aaron’s injury. Is Aaron grateful or appreciative or at least just silent? No. He is sour. Real reason? He threw an interception. He threw it. But, in his mind, someone else was at fault no doubt.

    Against the Rams they had a 1st and goal from the half yard line. Graham had just caught a pass just a little short of a TD. The refs were clearly right. But Aaron was angry. Not at the refs. Couldn’t be as it was obviously the right call. At Graham? He caught the ball and did his best against multiple tacklers. He was angry because he simply wanted the thrown TD for his own ego’s sake.

    So the coaches do as he wishes. 1st and goal at the half yard line? QB sneak? Run? Easy TD? Don’t risk a sack or turnover or Aaron injury? The answer to questions 2 thru 5 is “No”. They throw again. Incomplete. Hard hit on Aaron. Which, frankly, he deserved.

    Bowing to common sense they then easily ran it in for a TD. Finally, no more messing around. Every year Aaron gets 8 or 9 added TDs from plays that should have been easy runs being swapped out for stat building super short TD passes. Thus Aaron’s stats are inflated and so, too, is his already huge ego.

    It’s like one of those parade floats by now.

    1. Larry October 29, 2018

      His reluctance to audible out of bad play calls is getting tiresome for a guy making all that money. He is complicit in the McCarthy head up your ass play calls. Rogers ego is a huge problem.

      1. Ferris October 29, 2018

        Don’t reply to this idiot, unless you tell him to be quiet or to go jerk off some more. Any insult is fine but no agreement it’s like a disease.

        1. PF4L October 29, 2018

          Anyone see the queens #1 defense give up 30? Oops, my bad, did i say #1 defense? I’m thinking back to when the queens #1 defense gave up 38 to the Eagles.

          Still too soon?

          1. KILLER October 29, 2018

            Ferris has just advised everyone to not respond to you Piffle (see his comment above) but I do feel compelled to do so.

            The Vikes defense is currently 9th. Just because we were #1 last year does not mean we are or will be this year. Careful with your assumptions. The defense actually gave up 23 points as there was a pick-6. Also a turnover on downs already in FG range that led to 3 others.

            The Vikes out-gained the Saints by 150 yards, had ten more first downs, got Brees’ first interception of the year, and also held Brees to the fewest single game yards of his career.

            All while missing three starters (2 pro bowlers) and with two more banged up but still suited up.

            It was in impressive defensive performance actually. I’ll tell you right now the Saints will beat the Packers in GB and put up a lot more yards as well.

          2. PF4L October 29, 2018

            Anyone see the queens #1 defense give up 30? Oops, my bad, did i say #1 defense? I’m thinking back to when the queens #1 defense gave up 38 to the Eagles.

            Still too soon?

  5. Don welsh October 29, 2018

    What will our little heroes do? If uncle Teddy was around he’d stare at the ceiling and drool on himself. Oh what o what to do?

  6. PF4L October 29, 2018

    I’m not going to make excuses for Montgomery, he fucked up and sealed his fate, no matter what the real story is.

    But i will say he stepped up and was a team player when McCarthy needed to convert him to RB because of injuries, and he bought into McCarthy’s sell job of more playing time.

    The problem is twofold. when they drafted 3 running backs, what was Montgomery supposed to think about that, he probably was like…wtf?

    When they did that, they should have put him back at receiver in the slot, replacing the production of the 10 million dollar man.

    As far as being a Green Bay Packer, even before the Rams game. Lets be real, Montgomery was in no mans land.

    I thought he was a good possession receiver, his catch rate was off the charts when he got the chance, he could have been a chain mover on 3rd and 7,8,9’s.

    Oh well, he sealed his fate, but i’m not gonna dump on him. It’s not like he cost us a trip to the Super Bowl.