If you watched Sunday's game between the Packers and Rams and yelled, "Why didn't you just take a knee?" when Green Bay's Ty Montgomery fumbled the ball on a kickoff return with less than two minutes left in the game, you have something in common with the basically the entire Packers team. "And I want it to be", McCarthy said a day after a gut-punch of a 29-27 loss to the unbeaten Rams. "We got the win and that's all that matters".
The Rams entered the game as 7.5-point favorites.
Montgomery responded to those quotes and addressed the idea that he was supposed to take a knee on the kickoff rather than returning it.
"We talked about the game coming down to a two-minute drill, and this particular team I'm coaching, I think it may be the best thing we do on both sides of the ball". You know what that was?
Montgomery, who converted from receiver to running back midway through the 2016 season, played just six snaps on offense against the Rams.
"If Gurley goes in there", a Caesars Palace sportsbook manager said, per ESPN, "we lose a ton of teasers, get middled on the game, and the over crushes us".
Despite the result, there were a few positives to take away from the game, such as the play of some of the young players on the roster. I mean, what the f-- are you doing? That was him saying, "I'm gonna do me.' It's a f-- joke".
Montgomery's decision to ignore the coach's instructions could be connected to how he felt about getting taken out of Green Bay's previous series, according to one of the players who spoke to Silver. I mean, it's 12!
"That's something that we talk about, but Todd probably would've done that on his own", McVay said.
The Packers must put the loss behind them as they get ready for the New England Patriots Sunday night, November 4 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. "They tested him, and I thought he played lights out".
"I've always been so impressed with how much an NFL football player, regardless of the teams I've been with, how much they care about not disappointing their teammate", McCarthy said.
Gurley made it clear that he doesn't give a damn about any of that, though.