Montgomery was supposed to take a knee on kick return

Mae Harvey
October 30, 2018

Ty Montgomery was the biggest goat of NFL Week 8 for his decision to take a kickoff return out of the end zone with less than two minutes remaining and his Green Bay Packers down by two points against the Los Angeles Rams.

The Rams had kicked a field goal to go up 29-27 and were kicking off with 2:05 remaining. "Man, forget fantasy and forget Vegas", Gurley said after the game, per ESPN.

"You got to play a fully complete game, and we didn't do that, " said receiver Davante Adams, who had five catches for 133 yards. If Gurley had gone into the end zone the Packers would have had to get the ball back, but it also would have allowed the Rams to cover the spread and the game would have gone over the total.

Montgomery's mistake was far from the only error Sunday that left Green Bay's half of the rowdy Coliseum crowd going home unhappy despite an occasionally inspired effort by their team. I mean, what the f-- are you doing? As they reach the midpoint of their season, they know they're running out of time to put together full games - particularly since their next game is at mighty New England. While we still saw some plays out of the Packers on both sides of the ball, the Rams showed that they are a better team right now. "I wasn't playing very much and I wasn't able to make a play and I was frustrated about that", Montgomery said.

"They took him out (the previous drive) for a play and he slammed his helmet and threw a fit", one Packers player said, according to Silver. That's part of why when he sent in the play call, he gave a reminder that scoring on that particular play wouldn't be the smart football move. "At least one player believed there was carryover from that incident to Montgomery's decision to disregard his coaches' instruction and return the kickoff". Guys talking about how they can trust me, it's tough for me to trust anyone now. I don't really know how else to explain it. You know what that was? Silver reported that multiple Packers players and coaches told him that Montgomery threw a "tantrum". "As far as the drama, the nonsense about it, I have nothing to say. That's not the kind of person I am". I mean, it's 12! "This team has demonstrated through eight games that while we have a long way to go, this team is capable of winning games in a bunch of different ways". "So it's very disappointing, especially as a guy that's jeopardized the length of his career, the amount of money he can make in his career in the middle of a season, being asked to do multiple things all the time", he said.

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