Packers RB Ty Montgomery admits he made a mistake, frustrated with being called selfish
The stage had been set for another vintage comeback by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. However, a costly mistake by running back Ty Montgomery prevented him from ever getting back on the field.
Montgomery has received plenty of flak for fumbling on the kick return. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, he is not happy with being dubbed as selfish.
Ty Montgomery said he’s always told to keep kickoffs in the end zone but he was worried he might be too close to the goal line. He admitted it was a mistake but clearly wasn’t happy that a teammate or teammates were quoted anonymously insinuating that he was selfish.
There is no question that Montgomery should have never attempted to come out of the end zone in the first place. He has made it clear that he is willing to accept that mistake. However, he is clearly bothered by the notion of him being called selfish.
Not only were their reports of players calling him selfish, but even media such as Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson have blasted Montgomery for being as such. While his intentions behind the return remain unclear, it is far-fetched to assume that potential glory was the first and only thing on his mind at that point. Unfortunately, that has not stopped the amount of flak that has come his way since then.
Montgomery’s mistake is amplified by the disappointing start to the 2018 NFL season thus far. Although Rodgers is adamant about now being ready to press the panic button, it appears things are starting to reach a boiling point in the Packers locker room.