Ty Montgomery Defends Himself After Reports
Ty Montgomery is a swear word to most Packers fans this week. Many are saying Montgomery should be either traded today before the trade deadline or released from the team. The patience is wearing thin for Packers fans who believe they robbed at another chance of Aaron Rodgers writing a magical piece of history versus the Los Angeles Rams. People were ready to storm the castle after NFL.com’s Michael Silver reported Montgomery threw a fit and tried to do his own thing. The PR machine for Montgomery went to work and tried to save face for him. To me, it’s more calculated than it is genuine.
Let’s review what happened after the Packers loss to Los Angeles, shall we? Locker room fills up and according to those who were there, Montgomery refuses to the talk the media and heads out of there. He doesn’t talk with anyone, give his side of the story or take the blame. This is completely different than what Mason Crosby did after the Detroit disaster where he answered every question and talked about the game’s struggle. Monday morning, we have the report about Montgomery’s anger from anonymous teammates. That’s when the PR spin for Montgomery started to take shape.
After getting killed in the media all day, Montgomery conveniently steps up to the plate that afternoon and comes out in full throat defending what happened plus denying every single report. He acts like this is something going after his character and more buzzwords about not ‘disobeying orders.’ Whether it’s bullshit or not, the PR team for Monty clearly put out the message that he needs to talk with the local media. He would later appear on Bill Michaels’ radio program and continue his defense of what happened on Sunday night.
To me, this is all bullshit. I’m leaning towards the side of Silver because of what happened right after the game. Montgomery refused to talk with anyone in the media. If he comes out and says everything he did on Monday, it’s a different story and probably my perception changes here. Yet it’s hard to defend someone who clearly got a PR nudge.