Ty Montgomery 'not worried' about fumble, says run game will find rhythm

From ESPN - August 12, 2017

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ty Montgomery does not have a fumbling problem.

That was his position coach's view last week after the Green Bay Packers running back put a couple of balls on the ground during training camp.

"I feel pretty confident that he can hold onto the ball pretty good," said Ben Sirmans, the Packers' second-year running-backs coach.

Since, Montgomery fumbled again -- this time in Thursday's preseason opener against the Philadelphia Eagles. It's unknown if Sirmans' opinion has changed, but Montgomery insisted Friday that ball security is not an issue.

"I am not worried about it," Montgomery said.

Montgomery's fumble came on his only positive-yardage run in three carries against the Eagles. He lost 3 yards on a poorly blocked play and then gained 5 when Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox ripped the ball away before Montgomery could get his other arm over the ball.

"I was trying to [cover the ball with both arms]," Montgomery said. "It felt like a guy or two had my other arm, but I should have double-wrapped it sooner. I thought I could explode through a hole and run through the tackle, and I was not expecting that guy to get his hand in there like that."

Montgomery had one more carry -- a 2-yard loss -- and an 8-yard reception before he and the rest of the starting offense was done for the night.


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