Ty Montgomery trying to build on last season at his new position

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Ty Montgomery began last season at receiver. Today, Montgomery is the veteran in the Packers running backs room.

It was weird [being the vet] at first,” Montgomery said, via Rob Reischel of USA Today. “I’m not even coming off a full season, but I do have some experience. I’ve been blessed to have good coaches and good teachers that they provide me with knowledge and stuff that I’ve been able to carry with me, add to my experience, the little bit of experience that I have. So it’s been good. I mean, questions come my way, and I’m able to answer them. So I’m excited for what’s to come.”

Eddie Lacy, James Starks, John Crockett, Brandon Burks and Don Jackson are gone. The Packers drafted Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones and Devante Mays to go with Montgomery, who the team has named the unquestioned starter despite only 13 full-time games at the position.

Montgomery averaged 5.7 yards per carry last season but had only 77 carries.

“I know I’ve still got to come out here and work every single day,” Montgomery said. “You never know what’s going to happen. I mean, these, it’s weird, I almost want to say young guys, but that’s what it feels like in the room. These young guys are good football players. They’re really good running backs. They’ve got more experience at the running back position than I do.”

18 responses to “Ty Montgomery trying to build on last season at his new position

  1. Third down back who should be playing slot receiver for most snaps. He isn’t durable enough to be the starting back. This decision could have major implications on his career and the Packers’ season.

  2. Packers offense will be great this year.

    So many weapons.

    Pass defense should improve as well but what about that pass rush???

    Lets go Packers I want to see a 3rd Superbowl win in my lifetime and now is the time.

    Really though I like to see another 50 Superbowl wins but that ain’t going to happen.

    Go Pack GO!

  3. Ty is getting a full off season to learn the ropes – and pass blocking from Brandon Jackson, who was coached by our present OC Edgar Bennett, became very good at it. He grew into the running part last year. He should do fine.

    On the flip side, TT could have taken a better RB early in the draft but then come up short in fixing the defense – which we hope is fixed. There was more than one game last year that GB won while the opponent out gained the Packers. So if GB hopes to achieve anything long term that had to be addressed. Keep in mind that the NFCCG last season was watched by 46 million people and the Packer secondary.

  4. Liberalsruineverything says:
    Jun 16, 2017 7:30 PM

    Boy, Dalvin Cook sure would look good lined up behind Erin. Thanks TT.
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    Henderson? Wrong side of the ball, you should learn more about your purples.

  5. So, Ty admits it was weird in Green Bay last year. Yeah, weird. How about playing in a town that actually has a pulse? Let’s try that. Come to Milwaukee. Less shame than being stuck there. With nothing to do.

  6. The most important things needed to be a successful RB in the NFL: Athletic ability, instincts, confidence, good coaching and experience. Ty has all but one of these. In a limited role last year he has shown he can play the position.

    Throw in the three drafted rookies, pushing him and each other, and there’s no reason to think that one of these four will step up and be productive starter, while another one will prove to be a capable backup.

    Do we have Dalvin Cook? No. Do we need Dalvin Cook? No. Will we wish we had Dalvin Cook? I’m going to honestly say no at this time.

  7. Dalvin Cook? Who brought him up? Why is he mentioned at all? If the Vikings wouldn’t prefer to have Montgomery in their backfield at the start of this season than an uproven, over-hyped, problematic rookie, then they deserve their ill-informed Packer-obsessed fans.

    The Packers are the team to beat in the North Division. All the preseason wishing, hoping, finger-crossing, and nana-nana boo-boo antics by their easily-influenced and childlike trolls won’t change that fact.

    We laugh and wave our fingers at them while placing our thumbs on the tips of our noses. That’s the reality.

  8. I really want to believe that Ty can work out as an RB for the Packers.

    I don’t think he can, and I don’t think it’s his fault.
    I think it’s a weird decision he’s been forced into, and I think that, while honest, all of his statements to the press are indicative of self doubt.

    I mean,
    ““I know I’ve still got to come out here and work every single day,” Montgomery said. “You never know what’s going to happen. I mean, these, it’s weird”
    Ain’t exactly “I’m ready to take on the world”, and I don’t blame him one bit for this, either.

    I hate to say that I hope that one of the many prospects picked up in the draft morph into a true modern #1 RB over him, it is true, but it’s not for lack of effort on this man’s part and it’s not because he wasn’t and isn’t willing to adapt try, because good lord, look at what got him where he is.

  9. Montgomery is a rare athletic talent. Get him on the field and get him the ball. That’s what the Packers are trying to do. But they drafted three RBs, so they’re obviously looking for help. Williams is a strong runner who can break tackles and get to the second level. I don’t he has great speed, but should be a good compliment to Ty.

  10. They should try a couple WRs at CB as well…couldn’t be worse. 7-9 this year…you will be better than Chicago, so keep your chins up, Cheesers.

  11. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    Jun 16, 2017 8:42 PM
    So, Ty admits it was weird in Green Bay last year.
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    He was referring to the RB position. Not the town.

  12. 7-9 this year…
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    How many years in a row have you guys said this? Probably about as many as our league leading playoff streak. Gotta love MN fans….every one else thinks we are one of the top 3 SB bets but not in MN.

  13. allight59 says:
    Jun 17, 2017 10:38 AM
    They should try a couple WRs at CB as well…couldn’t be worse. 7-9 this year…you will be better than Chicago, so keep your chins up, Cheesers.
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    I will advocate this in GB if MN trades away their entire offense. If the offense isn’t there MN can’t be bad at it – right?

  14. The most important things needed to be a successful RB in the NFL: Athletic ability, instincts, confidence, good coaching and experience.
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    You forgot having less China food.

  15. Liberalsruineverything says:
    Jun 16, 2017 7:30 PM
    Boy, Dalvin Cook sure would look good lined up behind Erin. Thanks TT.
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    If Ted would have drafted Cook the queen’s trolls would have ripped him for not drafting to help the ailing defense.
    You are nothing if not predictable.

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