Montgomery: Packers fighting to keep dreams alive
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Ty Montgomery co-hosted Monday's Clubhouse Live, USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin’s live weekly football show. Packers cornerback Damarious Randall was Montgomery’s guest.
Among the topics they touched on were fast starts, fighting through adversity and statement victories. The show can be seen live at The Clubhouse Sports Pub & Grill in downtown Appleton or at clubhouselive.com.
Here are select and edited answers from the interview:
Q: Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams hooked up on a 66-yard touchdown pass on the game's third offensive play that helped trigger the Packers' 38-10 victory over Seattle on Sunday. What kind of a lift did that give to you guys? Was it instant energy?
Montgomery: It definitely is, and it's just something you want to feed off of because now it's not like, 'OK, here we go. What are we going to do? When are we going to get kick-started?' Just from the very jump, we knew what the game was going to be like.
Q: What's the takeaway from such a resounding victory? What do you gain from a game like that as you prepare for the Bears?
Montgomery: Not so much focusing on the victories. More so of what we went through and then to not have these victories together. I just think it shows the growth that we have. I think it just tested us and made us stronger. And now, we know what we've been through and we know where we've come from in this season. And now, just fighting to make sure that we keep our dreams alive. It's awesome to be a part of this organization and this team.
Q: What do you think that victory said to the rest of the league? Did you make any sort of statement with that win?
Randall: Most definitely. A lot of people coming into the game doubted us, but we just know in the locker room that - everybody knows how good we are, and we're just sticking together through all the tough times. Last year, we started off 6-0, and we finished (the regular season) 4-6. So I mean this year, we just kind of reversed it. We started off slow, and now we're going to finish fast. And you usually want to play your hottest football in December. And that's what we're doing right now.
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