Packers fans, analysts rip Ty Montgomery for bad late-game decision, fumble

Packers running back/return specialist Ty Montgomery made one of the most ill-advised plays of the season Sunday, possibly costing the Packers a win against the Rams.

With two minutes remaining and the Packers trailing 29-27 in Los Angeles, Montgomery fielded a kickoff two yards deep in the end zone and ran it out. That was a questionable decision. What happened next compounded the matter. Around the 20, with Rams closing in, he put his head down to fight for extra yardage and fumbled. The Rams recovered to seal the victory.

So instead of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers having a chance to lead yet another late-game comeback, the Packers lost, falling to 3-3-1.

Rodgers was clearly unhappy, as cameras showed him on the sideline looking incredulous after Montgomery’s fumble.

After the game, Packers coach Mike McCarthy defended Montgomery.

“You trust your players,” McCarthy said. “Tough plays, tough decisions. Ty was just trying to make a play.”

Packers fans and NFL analysts, however, were not so forgiving, roasting Montgomery on Twitter.