Ty Montgomery: Packers QB Brett Hundley is 'ultimate competitor'
Green Bay Packers running back 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 Sunday's loss to the Steelers, the play of quarterback Brett Hundley and facing the NFL's top wide receivers. 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: The offense finished with 307 yards and scored 28 points in facing one of the league's top-scoring defenses in the Steelers. How would you assess that offensive performance given the struggles you experienced a week earlier against the Ravens?
Montgomery: My personal opinion, I just think we ended up playing a really good team. And they ended up coming away with the win. That game could have gone either way. I thought overall, we played pretty well.
Q: Brett Hundley threw for 245 yards and three TDs against Pittsburgh and looked very poised on that 12-play, 77-yard scoring drive that tied the game at 28 apiece with just over two minutes remaining. What did you learn from your quarterback, especially within the context of how things had played out against Baltimore?
Montgomery: It's something I already knew about him, but I'm glad he got to display it. Just his ability to stay focused - bounce back from what maybe was considered a poor (offensive) performance. It wasn't all that great against Baltimore, but Brett's always going to be Brett. And he's an ultimate competitor. He always just wants to be the best and just give his best for everyone around him. ... I knew it was going to be a big game for him from the first drive when he found Randall (Cobb) and gave it to Randall for the (39-yard) touchdown. I was like, 'Yep, it's going to be a good game.'
Q: The defense surrendered 462 total yards against the Steelers but also produced three turnovers. What things stood out about your defensive performance after you reviewed the tape?
Randall: A lot of fight. A lot of good. It was guys out there giving it their all. Guys out there just wanting to win. It was guys hungry for the ball. That's just what we're going to need going forward.
Q: When you face receivers like Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, AJ Green and Larry Fitzgerald, what separates those elite guys from the rest of the pack?
Randall: Consistency. They're there, and they're doing it day in and day out. And to be consistent in this league for years and years - after guys have film on you - that's a tough task to do. Those guys are bringing it every day.