Ty Montgomery knows he needs to stay healthy

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During the Scouting Combine earlier this year, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said that “two most important abilities [for a player] in all this is availability and accountability” while noting that running back Ty Montgomery‘s biggest stumbling block has been availability.

Montgomery missed 10 games and the playoffs with an ankle injury in 2015 and missed eight games with rib and wrist injuries last year, which illustrates the point McCarthy was making. It’s something that Montgomery knows needs to change if he’s going to realize his full potential as an NFL player.

“I know that I can be a really good football player; I just need to stay healthy,” Montgomery said, via ESPN.com. “It’s something I haven’t been able to do my rookie season and last season. Two seasons before that, I wasn’t playing for almost half the season. I’m looking forward to getting one full healthy season under my belt. That’ll tell.”

Montgomery has been in Green Bay working with the Packers training staff this offseason and McCarthy said you can expect a “bigger, stronger” player than in past seasons. McCarthy has also committed to Montgomery as a running back, although he noted the flexibility that Montgomery provides the offense as a converted wide receiver.

If, of course, he’s healthy enough to take advantage of those multi-positional skills.

39 responses to “Ty Montgomery knows he needs to stay healthy

  1. Montgomery has been in Green Bay working with the Packers training staff this offseason and McCarthy said you can expect a “bigger, stronger” player than in past seasons.
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    Rut ro. He was already starting to chumk up. Not sure getting even bigger and going the Eddie Lacy way is a good plan. He already has had ankle problems for goodness sakes.

  2. Hurt by week three, guaranteed. He just can’t take the punishment every down. Better off at WR.

  3. cheeseisfattening says:

    April 12, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Montgomery has been in Green Bay working with the Packers training staff this offseason and McCarthy said you can expect a “bigger, stronger” player than in past seasons.
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    Rut ro. He was already starting to chumk up. Not sure getting even bigger and going the Eddie Lacy way is a good plan. He already has had ankle problems for goodness sakes.

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    What are you talking about? Look up a picture of Ty Montgomery. He’s one of the most jacked players in the NFL.

  4. He needs to be moved back to wide receiver. Let Jones, Williams and Mays shoulder the running back load. This experiment is exhibit A of trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

  5. Packers should trade up and get Barkley. They are already playing the ‘we will score more than you’ game by having Rodgers and little defense. Double down and get him a feature back. You can control the clock like the Cowboys do…..on offense.

  6. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 12, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    Montgomery has been in Green Bay working with the Packers training staff this offseason and McCarthy said you can expect a “bigger, stronger” player than in past seasons.
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    Rut ro. He was already starting to chumk up. Not sure getting even bigger and going the Eddie Lacy way is a good plan. He already has had ankle problems for goodness sakes.
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    This is one of the more ignorant comments I’ve seen in what is usually a sea of dumb Barney comments.
    Ty Montgomery has been in fantastic shape since the day he set foot in Green Bay.
    In fact, he’s been trying to reshape his body by packing on more muscle to take on the rigors of an every down back.

    McCarthy’s been in love with the idea of taking a receiver and converting him to a RB for years, just to take advantage of the mismatches in the passing game mentioned above.

    I don’t know if Ty will ever be able to make the adjustment and shake the injury bug and with some success in the draft last year at that position I’m not sure he really has to.

  7. Where are all the Packer fans who were saying Montgomery was the league’s next great running back after he averaged 5.9 yards per carry on 77 carries in 2016? Those of us suggesting he couldn’t hold up to the workload of a full-time running back were politely asked to keep our opinions to ourselves. In 2017, he had 71 carries for 3.8 ypc.

  8. thegreenandcold says:
    April 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    cheeseisfattening says:

    April 12, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Montgomery has been in Green Bay working with the Packers training staff this offseason and McCarthy said you can expect a “bigger, stronger” player than in past seasons.
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    Rut ro. He was already starting to chumk up. Not sure getting even bigger and going the Eddie Lacy way is a good plan. He already has had ankle problems for goodness sakes.

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    What are you talking about? Look up a picture of Ty Montgomery. He’s one of the most jacked players in the NFL.
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    Jacked or not, his body isnt used to the abuse a RB experiences. Its like a boxer bulking up to move up a few weight classes. The abuse to the body is different. The hits he used to experience from CBs is much different than hits from DL and LBs.

  9. “Ty Montgomery has been in fantastic shape since the day he set foot in Green Bay.”

    Except for the fact that he has failed to be in game shape due to ankle, rib and wrist problems 2 out of 3 years…

  10. This guy is a great athlete. And he was on pace to do some great things in the receiver role before that high ankle injury sidelined him in week 8 of his rookie year. He is a hard worker from the reports I have read. Guy puts in his time and studies the game like a pro. Best of luck this year Ty. The Pack has a couple of great new RB’s so I hope that you can fill back in in the receiver role.

  11. GB has a knack for drafting a player who has excelled at a position in college, and then inserting him into a different role in the NFL.

    Who’s running the show in GB?

    The clowns?

  12. Mike McCarthy said that “two most important abilities [for a player] in all this is availability and accountability”
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    Lucky for him, his bosses don’t hold him accountable…

  13. Where are all the Packer fans who were saying Montgomery was the league’s next great running back after he averaged 5.9 yards per carry on 77 carries in 2016?
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    Great back?

    Any Packer fan that believed that drinks the coolaid.

    There won’t be a ‘great’ Packer running back until McCarthy goes.

    He abandons the run at every available opportunity. Hard to blame him with Rodgers slinging it the way he does. But its frustrating that garbage time is the only time he will commit to running the ball.

  14. showing up to training camp fat and out of shape will take its toll on any football player like Ty did last year.
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    As if on cue….

  15. Who’s running the show in GB?

    The clowns?
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    I’m sorry, remind me again what your team has done that makes you feel qualified to make such a statement?

  16. Viking fans sure are an insecure – and apparently bored – lot.

    Latavius Murray had 3.9 ypc, is he good? Dalvin Cook couldn’t last 5 games, is he durable?

    It would be nice if you would apply the same set of standards to your own players.

  17. I’m sorry, remind me again what your team has done that makes you feel qualified to make such a statement?
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    I’m sorry, remind me again how the success of the team you cheer for makes you more or less qualified for making observations.

  18. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    April 12, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    “Those of us suggesting he couldn’t hold up to the workload of a full-time running back were p1olitely asked to keep our opinions to ourselves.”
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    So if polite asking won’t work, what’s our next option?

  19. cheeseisfattening says:
    April 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm
    I’m sorry, remind me again how the success of the team you cheer for makes you more or less qualified for making observations.
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    The success of any team qualifies any fanbase to make intelligent observations. The lack of success however ( i.e.; Vikings) does not. How could it?

  20. thegreenandcold says:
    April 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    cheeseisfattening says:

    April 12, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Montgomery has been in Green Bay working with the Packers training staff this offseason and McCarthy said you can expect a “bigger, stronger” player than in past seasons.
    —-
    Rut ro. He was already starting to chumk up. Not sure getting even bigger and going the Eddie Lacy way is a good plan. He already has had ankle problems for goodness sakes.

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    What are you talking about? Look up a picture of Ty Montgomery. He’s one of the most jacked players in the NFL

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    The same was said about a Lacy in 2013. Came out off Alabama at a jacked 230 pounds, shortly after ballooned close to 300 in Greenbay. Note to Montgomery, stay off the brats and cheese curds. Your ankles will never hold you.

  21. So if a team won a championship 100 years ago or a SB 40 years ago or 5 years ago that and that alone entitles a fan of that team today to make observations about what they watch and follow about the sport?

    Only Packer fan entitled logic! LOL

  22. packertruth says:

    April 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    Viking fans sure are an insecure – and apparently bored – lot.

    Latavius Murray had 3.9 ypc, is he good? Dalvin Cook couldn’t last 5 games, is he durable?

    It would be nice if you would apply the same set of standards to your own players.

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    I don’t think that’s really the point. The Vikings had a run game that was decent last year. The Packers didn’t, and the Packers haven’t for years. The Vikings for the most part always have a decent rush offense except for 2016 because of massive injuries to the O-line. Who cares if it was multiple backs? That’s most teams. Between Dalvin Cook, The Jets and Murray the Vikings actually ranked in the top 10 in rushing last year. Look it up!

    I don’t think Vikings fans should poke too much fun because the Packers have Aaron Rodgers still. But the Packers haven’t had a run game for years, which is crazy with the threat of Aaron Rodgers and a decent O-line. Aaron Jones could be a good one thou.

  23. stellarperformance says:

    April 12, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    cheeseisfattening says:
    April 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm
    I’m sorry, remind me again how the success of the team you cheer for makes you more or less qualified for making observations.
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    The success of any team qualifies any fanbase to make intelligent observations. The lack of success however ( i.e.; Vikings) does not. How could it?

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    That’s absurd. I know fans of teams who have had abysmal success…like the Browns…Vikings…..who know a lot about football and can make unbiased intelligent observations……and I know fans from teams like GB, Patriots, etc (Some not all) who make very unintelligent bias observations and their knowledge of fooball is clearly seen through whatever fan color of glasses they wear.

  24. ajzinnecker says:
    April 12, 2018 at 3:55 pm
    That’s absurd. I know fans of teams who have had abysmal success…like the Browns…Vikings…..who know a lot about football and can make unbiased intelligent observations……and I know fans from teams like GB, Patriots, etc (Some not all) who make very unintelligent bias observations and their knowledge of fooball is clearly seen through whatever fan color of glasses they wear.
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    Sure. Keyword: “Unbiased.” I was referring to the mud-covered glasses Viking trolls wear when observing the Packers. They have no right to talk crap if their team has never won anything. Ever. Objective comments from them? Still waiting.

  25. stellarperformance says:
    April 12, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Sure. Keyword: “Unbiased.” I was referring to the mud-covered glasses Viking trolls wear when observing the Packers. They have no right to talk crap if their team has never won anything. Ever. Objective comments from them? Still waiting.
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    Thank you for sharing your completely unbiased opinion. Maybe you remember some of these gems from Viking fans:

    – “Ted Thompson can’t put enough talent around Rodgers.”
    – “The Packers are Cleveland West without Rodgers.”
    – “Brett Hundley may not be as good as you think.”
    – “Ty Montgomery can’t stand up to the rigors of playing running back full time.”
    – “The Packers defense is not good.”
    – “Mike McCarthy is overrated.”

    Remember, just because they’re negative doesn’t mean they aren’t true.

  26. Wow Teddy, 4 posts on the Ty Montgomery thread and counting. And yet, very little new material. Let me hear you say it “I was wrong about Bridgewater, he’s no magician”.

  27. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    April 12, 2018 at 6:02 pm
    Remember, just because they’re negative doesn’t mean they aren’t true.
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    (yawn)

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