RB Ty Montgomery - Baltimore Ravens
|6-0, 221||Born: 1-22-1993||College: Stanford||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2015|
2018 Week 3 vs WAS (4 / 16 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 48 / 0 rec)
Ty Montgomery rushed four times for 16 yards, while also catching six passes for 48 yards. He was more involved as a receiver when the Packers were in catchup mode, but played a small role in the first half.
2018 Week 5 vs DET (4 / 15 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)
Montgomery only saw limited duty even though the Packers were down two wide receivers. He didn't line up often outside of the backfield and made minimal contributions.
2018 Week 6 vs SF (4 / 12 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Ty Montgomery rushed four times for 12 yards and a touchdown, while also catching two passes for 10 yards on three targets. Montgomery capped off the Packers opening drive with a rushing touchdown where Rodgers lateraled the ball to him in the flat and he was able to get to the corner of the end zone. Montgomery has been used sparingly with both Williams and Jones healthy and has not had the role in the passing game that many thought he would coming into the season. At this point, he is nothing more than a role player who sees six to eight touches per week combined in the running and passing game.
2018 Week 12 vs OAK (8 / 51 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
Ty Montgomery had supplanted Buck Allen as the Raven number 2 back. Montgomery made his first catch in the flat for a gain of 6. Montgomery took a read option hand off around the edge for a 15 yard gain. Montgomery picked up 6 more yards on a check down from Jackson. Montgomery spun for an impressive 6 yard gain on 3rd and 5 showing the ability to run through tackles. Montgomery got 4 carries with the Ravens' running their 4 minute offense and totaled 24 yards to help seal the game.
2018 Week 13 vs ATL (3 / 13 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)
Ty Montgomery has taken over the pass catching duties in the Ravens backfield. Montgomery lined up at wide receiver on a number of plays and was used on option plays with Lamar Jackson. Montgomery made his first catch on a delayed screen pass but found only 2 yards. Montgomery made a catch running a crossing pattern after lining up at wide receiver for 6 yards. On 3rd and 1 Montgomery caught a check down from Jackson for a 10 yard gain. Montgomery picked up 14 yards on a screen pass showing good patience waiting for his blockers before exploding. Montgomery made an 8 yard catch on 3rd and 7 running the same crossing pattern as he did earlier.
2017 Week 1 vs SEA (19 / 54 / 1 rush, 4 / 4 / 39 / 0 rec)
This was Montgomery's chance to prove he should have the full load of carries, but his paltry 2.8 yards per carry is a little concerning. Still, the Packers look like they are dedicated to making him the main back, and gave him 23 touches to erase any doubt observers had. The Seahawks are a tough run defense though, and they hit him at the line regularly and swarmed him on the rare occasions when he got free. He did look good running the ball on his touchdown, which came after the defense forced a fumble during a sack of Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. That score showed you a couple of things to like as Montgomery was quick to get the ball, showed good vision to find the seam, then a nice ability to get skinny and get through early traffic. Montgomery was stopped at about the one and bulled his way over the goal line for the first Packers touchdown of the year. Montgomery did leave the game briefly with an ankle or foot issue, but came back in.
2017 Week 2 vs ATL (10 / 35 / 1 rush, 7 / 6 / 75 / 1 rec)
The Packers fell so far behind, so quickly that Montgomery barely ran the ball during this game, but with Jordy Nelson and then Randall Cobb hurt, he saw a massive uptick in targets, which led to a very productive day, from a yardage standpoint. He also scored twice, once near the end of the first quarter as he bulled his way through two defenders for the score and the second time on a 1-yard shovel pass from Aaron Rodgers when the game was mostly over with. Montgomery's ability as a receiving weapon will come in very handy of Cobb and/or Nelson are out for a length of time.
2017 Week 3 vs CIN (12 / 35 / 0 rush, 12 / 8 / 15 / 0 rec)
Montgomery had a tough game, as the makeshift offensive line gave him nowhere to go. He spent a lot of time getting targeted out of the backfield, totaling 18 passes thrown his way, though like when he was running the ball, there was almost nowhere to run to. He also left the game for a bit with an arm injury, but returned.
2017 Week 4 vs CHI (5 / 28 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Montgomery left the game after the first drive with what appeared to be a chest injury and later was reported as a rib injury. There have been some conflicting reports as to the severity of the injury, with some saying Montgomery has a broken rib and others saying it is a bruise or fracture, both of which he could play through.
2017 Week 6 vs MIN (10 / 28 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Back in the lineup and ostensibly healthy again, Montgomery struggled against the Minnesota Vikings and his most notable moment was dropping what would have been a surefire touchdown pass. On the play, Montgomery slipped out past the linebackers on a route and was wide open for a pass from quarterback Brett Hundley, who delivered a decent throw, which was absolutely manageable for Montgomery. Unfortunately, the running back didn't have a firm hold on the ball when he hit the ground while extending for the score and it came loose. Upon review, the pass was ruled incomplete. The Packers had to settle for a field goal, rather than a touchdown which would have tied the game.
2017 Week 7 vs NO (4 / 6 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Montgomery was clearly the No. 2 back on Sunday, and was on the field for just seven snaps. We're unclear if he is still unhealthy, but ultimately the only thing which matters is production and if you aren't on the field, you don't produce.
2017 Week 9 vs DET (5 / 33 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 18 / 0 rec)
Aaron Jones got the start but Montgomery got more carries and was on the field for more snaps. Montgomery looked better on the few carries he got, but the Packers fell behind so completely that the ground game was mostly abandoned and when it wasn't, the runners often faced stacked boxes as the Detroit Lions didn't really believe Brett Hundley could beat them.
2017 Week 10 vs CHI (6 / 54 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Montgomery left the game with a rib injury, but was able to break a long touchdown run in the second quarter. The offense did a great job opening a hole for Montgomery, and he hit that gap quickly before accelerating into the open field. Nobody came anywhere near him as he easily scored.
2016 Week 5 vs NYG (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Normally a special teams player who occasionally lines up as a receiver, Tye Montgomery lined up in the backfield once to carry the ball.
2016 Week 6 vs DAL (3 / 6 / 0 rush, 12 / 10 / 98 / 0 rec)
With no depth in the backfield (James Starks was out), Montgomery lined up there often, either to spell Eddie Lacy or as another weapon. He caught more than a few of his passes on swing passes out of the backfield, though he saw plenty as a receiver as well. The closest he came to the end zone was in the third quarter when he made a nice catch on a slant and was tackled at the one yard line. Unfortunately, Aaron Rodgers fumbled the ball shortly after that and the Packers failed to score.
2016 Week 7 vs CHI (9 / 60 / 0 rush, 13 / 10 / 66 / 0 rec)
Montgomery was the busiest man on the field last Thursday, lining up at receiver and moonlighting as a running back as well. With Eddie Lacy hurt and Don Jackson leaving the game due to a hand injury, Montgomery saw a total of nine carries out of the backfield. For the most part he performed well, showing some nice speed, good vision and some burst as well. He wasn't as strong a runner as Lacy could be--Montgomery was stuffed well short of the end zone on a 4th and goal attempt--but he was elusive and made the Bears miss a few times so that he could gain positive yards. Montgomery did a nice job catching the ball as well, though they more often than not used him on shorter pass plays. Next to Randall Cobb and Davante Adams, Montgomery saw the most targets and aside from Aaron Rodgers, nobody touched the ball more than Montgomery did.
2016 Week 9 vs IND (7 / 53 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 38 / 0 rec)
Montgomery was shockingly underutilized Sunday, and after back to back carries to start the game, he disappeared until the middle of the second quarter. When he is handed the ball, Montgomery does a great job of getting through the hole quickly, getting skinny and then being elusive when he is through the initial run of tacklers. Willing to do whatever the offense needs him to - run outside, run between the tackles, catch a ball out of the backfield, line up outside wide--Montgomery is a versatile weapon who was not used nearly as much as he should have been. The Packers need to run the ball more and Montgomery should get first crack at it. Then they can hand it to the squirrel.
2016 Week 10 vs TEN (3 / 9 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Montgomery got little play with James Starks returning to the backfield, though it was surprising to see him not get much work in the passing game as well. Montgomery saw three carries in the first quarter and then disappeared from the statsheet until late in the third quarter. Montgomery was actually on the field for just 22 of 78 offensive snaps and it looks like his role is reduced to almost nothing.
2016 Week 11 vs WAS (4 / 17 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Montgomery is a backup running back and a backup receiver, not getting enough touches in either to be much of a factor. He did score a touchdown in the second quarter which was called back due to a holding penalty. On the play he got good position on the defender and Aaron Rodgers threw the ball to his outside, so Montgomery could use his body to shield the ball from the defender.
2016 Week 12 vs PHI (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Montgomery's role has been reduced to bystander and barely involved. The explosion in touches by Davante Adams and the return of James Starks has sidelined him and will continue to do so.
2016 Week 13 vs HOU (6 / 40 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Montgomery is probably the best running back on the team right now, but the Packers refuse to utilize him as often as they should, scattering his carries in between less-serviceable backs like James Starks and Christine Michael. He shows good speed, nice vision and also some elusiveness in the open field, all of which was on display during his 13-yard run in the third quarter. On the play, he found the edge quickly, moved to the second level and ran past several defenders, running over cornerback Jonathan Joseph as he did so. He showed all that again, as well as a nice hesitation/stutter step in the fourth quarter on an 11-yard gain.
2016 Week 14 vs SEA (9 / 41 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)
The Packers really should just move Montgomery to running back full time as he is the most effective runner in the backfield. While Christine Michael carried the ball one more time, Montgomery was far superior while running and might have had a bigger day if he hadn't gotten banged up in a blowout. His run for 7-yards in the first quarter on his second carry showed everything we like about him with good vision, patience and strength when tacklers get their hands on him. Right after that carry was a run for 17 yards, which again featured some good vision by him in sorting out where to go, good speed to get outside and a nice stiff arm near the end. Montgomery also showed power when he plowed his way in for a 1-yard touchdown run.
2016 Week 15 vs CHI (16 / 162 / 2 rush, 3 / 2 / 1 / 0 rec)
The Packers finally fully unleashed Montgomery and he responded by destroying the Chicago Bears run defense. Now, the Bears run defense isn't good--ranked at 23 and allowing 115.6 yards a game on the ground and 13 touchdowns total. That said, Montgomery performed incredibly well as he systematically dismantled this defense. While both his touchdowns were short-yardage, he had plenty of other big plays as well. On his 61-yard run in the first quarter, Montgomery showed very nice patience in waiting for his blocking to open things up, then a good burst through the hole and finally some elusiveness as he made several tacklers miss before he got to the open field. He doesn't quite have breakaway speed, but otherwise he is a very solid runner who can create yards when he needs to. He also showed some good strength and determination later in the second quarter on a 36-yard run. At the end of the run, he bulled into several defenders, dragging them with him for several extra yards. What was probably his most impressive run came late in the third quarter. On the play, Montgomery took the ball and ran to his left, only to find his running lane closed. He shook a tackler and was able to squirm his way into another lane, then burst through the hole before the defense could react. He juked to his right again, accelerated past the first down marker, then nearly dragged a defender to the end zone. It's clear at this point that Montgomery can carry the full load, and now the only question is--why did it take so long to find out?
2016 Week 16 vs MIN (9 / 23 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)
After last week's huge game by Montgomery, we might have thought we would see him more regularly and consistently but the opposite happened. The Packers didn't need the run game against Minnesota, so the backfield was an afterthought. Green Bay ran the ball just 15 times, including two on scrambles by Aaron Rodgers. Montgomery struggled a bit when he did get carries, but some of that was not being able to get into a rhythm due to how inconsistently he was used. Even with the game well in hand, Montgomery didn't see the ball much--he ran the ball just twice in the second half, and not at all in the fourth quarter.
2016 Week 17 vs DET (8 / 44 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
The Packers continue to not put the ball in Montgomery's hands for long stretches of the game, and he barely saw the field in the first. Whether this was to preserve him a bit for a playoff game or just Mike McCarthy's refusal to dedicate part of the offense to the run game when his quarterback is on fire is hard to say. When running the ball, Montgomery continues to show good burst, and nice speed and strength. The Packers seemed to be comfortable handing him the ball down the stretch and a lot of his touches came in the fourth quarter. Montgomery also briefly left the field in the third quarter, but returned later.
2016 Week 18 vs NYG (11 / 27 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)
Montgomery saw plenty of action in the first half, but was sidelined for part of the second with a bum ankle. Christine Michael looked fine in his stead, and the Packers might have felt able to rest Montgomery a bit because of it. He struggled with the carries he got in the second half, but made a key third down conversion at the start of the fourth quarter. On the play, Davante Adams threw a nice pick to knock coverage of Montgomery, who was then able to slip behind safety Landon Collins, who was too close to the line to react. Montgomery's post-route had him wide open for a huge 34-yard gain on a drive which resulted in a game-sealing touchdown.
2015 Week 2 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
Montgomery was targeted early in the game on a deep ball, one which drew pass interference flag from the officials when he was mugged on the ensuing jump ball. Montgomery didn't see another pass until the fourth quarter, when he took a short pass, bounced off a defender and ran for a first down plus more yards. Overall, Montgomery had a great second half and flashed some nice speed and quickness as well as a knack for getting open when Aaron Rodgers needed him to.
2015 Week 3 vs KC (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 1 rec)
The rookie from Stanford took advantage of an injury that forced Davante Adams out of the game. Montgomery received an eight-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers for the Packers first score of the night against the Chiefs. He gave way to Randall Cobb and James Jones from that point, recording only one more catch for six yards.
2015 Week 4 vs SF (2 / 10 / 0 rush, 6 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Montgomery still has some 'growing up' to do, a point solidified when he dropped his first target, a brilliant Aaron Rodgers pass down the right sideline which, had Montgomery caught it, quite likely could have been a touchdown. While he is credited with six targets, two were pure throwaways and one was a bad throw on Rodgers' part. Montgomery has shown some flashes of skill, but still has some rough edges and consistency issues. The team did give him the ball on two runs as well, so it seems like they envision using him all over like they do with Randall Cobb.
2015 Week 5 vs LA (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 59 / 1 rec)
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers went for the jugular immediately in the game, firing off a pass on a fly route, but the coverage was too good. They made their connection on the second attempt though, 31-yard catch and run resulting in a touchdown. On the play, Montgomery ran a shallow cross and the defense got stuck covering tight end Richard Rodgers, who went on a short out. It was a huge mistake and one which left Montgomery wide open for A. Rodgers to deliver the ball, which the receiver turned upfield for an easy score. We wouldn't like to be in the film room this week after that blown coverage. Montgomery showed some fantastic hands a few catches later as he made a diving catch on a short slant. Rodgers delivered the ball on a rope and Montgomery snagged it with no problem, then had the presence of mind to get back up and run since he hadn't been touched yet. Overall, Montgomery has begun to come into his own and by the time Davante Adams comes back it will be tough to find room for him.
2015 Week 6 vs SD (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
After a very nice game against the St. Louis Rams, Montgomery had to be disappointed in getting carted off with a leg injury. Luckily for Montgomery and the Packers, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport has reported his ankle injury is a normal one, not a high ankle sprain and he should be back in the lineup after the bye week.