Saints see Ty Montgomery as another “Swiss Army knife” in their offense

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Ty Montgomery has played running back. He has played receiver. He has played special teams.

The Saints, who signed Montgomery this offseason, list him at running back. But they are not going to assign him one position.

“I see a Swiss Army knife,” Saints running backs coach Joel Thomas said, via Amie Just of “The worst thing we could do right here today is, is sit there and pigeonhole and say, ‘Hey, you’re going to be put in this position, and that’s it.'”

Montgomery has gained 1,035 yards rushing and 982 yards receiving in five seasons in the league with the Packers, Ravens and Jets.

He recently tweeted, “My ‘lack of stats’ is no indication of my ability.”

The Saints agree.

Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael said the vision for Montgomery is to use him in a positionless role much like they do with Taysom Hill.

“When you look back at it, he has only been a running back for five seasons, so that’s where I see the piece of putty we can hopefully mold into what we want him to be within our offense,” Thomas said.

19 responses to “Saints see Ty Montgomery as another “Swiss Army knife” in their offense

  1. I actually think Ty would have been a pretty good slot WR had he stayed at WR. McCarthy moving him to RB full-time was a mistake.

    Ty has talent, but he is not going to help the Saints much at RB at this point.

  2. beedubyatoo says:
    June 19, 2020 at 4:52 pm
    Just don’t let him return kickoffs.

    Just you try and stop him!

  3. The Saints could use a swiss-army knife with a tool option that prevents choking. Again.

  4. He has amazing potential. But the Jets were starved for offensive playmakers last year and he didn’t play much. Not sure if it was due to their lack of offensive line or Gase being dumb…if he can’t have an impact on the Saints with Sean Payton…then I don’t know if anyone else can get him to be productive again.

  5. There are many different versions of Swiss Army knives. Some have limited functionality.

  6. UUUUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHHH 1,035 yards rushing and 982 yards receiving in five seasons, impressive HUH? NOT!

  7. Swiss Army Knife ???
    More like a Walking Talking M.A.S.H. unit.
    Ty has talent but he can’t stay healthy.
    He’s a slot receiver or a #3 wide out. He also has good hands so catching a ball out of the backfield he can be dangerous. But running the ball between the tackles isn’t his gig.
    His body isn’t made to be a running back.

  8. cheeseisfattening says:
    June 20, 2020 at 7:40 pm
    More ex-Packer bashing. Shocked!

    I’m sure you can emphasize with him as another yearning from the outside with your nose pressed against the glass, wishing you too could be included in all-things Packer. You’ll have to be satisfied with a barn full of Viking Attaboy Banners.


  9. I liked Ty as a Packer! But that ship has sailed! He is only half what he was. They make it sound like he still is this dynamic player! If he really was all that. He would still have a Packers jersey on!

  10. Odds are he doesn’t even make the final roster. If he were great or even good, he wouldn’t be moving around so much.

  11. ariani1985 says:
    June 21, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    Another Ted Thompson first round draft pick that failed.

    He was actually a 3rd round pick, but then again, accuracy has never been your strong suit.

    You are correct that he has been deemed a failed pick, at least so far, one of several Ted Thompson made toward the tail end of his time as the Packers‘ main decision maker.

    Which must make it all the more embarrassing that the Vikings struggle so much to beat them.

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