Green Bay Packers running back/wide receiver/kick return specialist Ty Montgomery has taken a lot of heat lately for his role in the offense, and calls for his head will only get louder after his costliest of fumbles inside of two minutes that cost the Packers a chance to come back against the Rams Sunday in Los Angeles.
Much anger came Montgomery's way, from people disappointed for Aaron Rodgers:
Ty Montgomery should be cut solely because he robbed all of us from watching Rodgers in his element that is the comeback drive #shame— Alex Greenawalt (@1_7Eleven_AG) October 28, 2018
To disgruntled fantasy owners:
Watching Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery continue to get touches in this #Packers offense is EASILY the most frustrating story line in fantasy— James Koh (@JamesDKoh) October 28, 2018
To betting losers:
Thanks for ruining my parlay ty montgomery!— EAGLES SUPER BOWL LIII CHAMPS (1-0) (@Jiggymcgee_) October 28, 2018
To many of the Packers' faithful, this is the perfect excuse to diminish Montgomery's touches. He's seen his production dip significantly this season, and coupled with the emergence of 2017 5th round pick and former UTEP Miner Aaron Jones, Mike McCarthy must now refocus his game plan less around Montgomery and more around Jones.
Considering how long NFL fans' memories are, Montgomery's blunder won't be forgotten for a long while. Given that fact, and that Mike McCarthy's seat is hotter than it's ever been in his largely successful Green Bay tenure, means that McCarthy has the perfect excuse to lean on Aaron Jones for the rest of the season (who, by the way, went 86 yards on just 12 carries Sunday).
12. Carries. Come on.
You heard it here first, Mike: if you want to keep your job, give the rock to Jones.