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GREEN BAY Jake Ryan Jersey , Wis. — Ty Montgomery left Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Sunday after his crucial fumble during a kickoff return without talking to reporters. He had plenty to say on Monday.The Green Bay Packers running back and kick returner talked more about his uncertain role and anonymous criticism from a teammate than about costing his team a chance to beat the Rams.More Packers coverage from FOX Sports WisconsinPhotos of the Week: 7/21/19 – 7/27/19Packers rookie Gary’s biggest critic is himselfTop Tweets: Former Badger TJ Watt has impressive four-year transformationPHOTOS: 2019 Green Bay Packers training campPackers’ Rodgers, LaFleur ironing out offense, building chemistryMontgomery acknowledged what Packers coach Mike McCarthy suggested after the 29-27 loss and again on Monday — that the return unit was told by coaches before the kick to take a touchback if the ball went into the end zone. That would have given quarterback Aaron Rodgers the ball with 2:05 left in the game with one timeout to work with in hopes of taking back the lead.Instead, Montgomery caught the ball 2 yards deep and decided to bring it out, only to fumble the ball away to the Rams, who ran out the clock for the victory.“I made a split-second decision. (I thought), ‘I don’t know if this is going to land on the goal line, so I’m not going to take a knee on the goal line, at the half-yard line and take a chance at putting the game in the refs’ hands,'” Montgomery said Monday.“Unfortunately, I ended up fumbling the football. I don’t think we’d be having this conversation if I didn’t fumble the football because we know how good our 2-minute offense is Davante Adams Jersey ,” he added. “But I’ve never been a guy to completely disobey what I’m being told.”McCarthy said Monday that the call to take the touchback was relayed to the return unit in the huddle before the kickoff.“To be at 2:05, that’s exactly what we’re looking for with the ability to stop the clock twice,” McCarthy said. “He made a mistake.”12<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:PHOTOS: Packers at RamsJake Roth-USA TODAY Sports | Jake RothHe gave no indication that the Packers are planning to cut Montgomery, who also said he’s unsure of his role on the team with fellow running backs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams getting more snaps.“I don’t fully understand what my role is right now, what I’m supposed to be doing, how I’m supposed to help this team,” Montgomery said.He acknowledged that he’d been directed to take the touchback, saying of special teams coordinator Ron Zook, “He said the same thing he always says: ‘Call the return, if it’s in the end zone, keep it in the end zone.'”The roughly 10-minute Q&A session with Montgomery then segued into a discussion of an story in which one anonymous player said Montgomery “threw a fit” when he was taken out of the game on offense on the previous series and that Montgomery “ran it out anyway” because he was upset.Montgomery denied Monday that he threw a “tantrum” and said that he was “very disappointed” that the player criticized him anonymously. Montgomery said that he would like “that one player to come and speak to me.”“It’s very frustrating that the perception in the media now is no one has my back. I’m insubordinate. I’m a cancer Corey Linsley Jersey , whatever is out there,” Montgomery said, adding that he has gotten threats online.“There’s a lot of stuff that’s not true that’s causing me to have to deal with false accusations about my character, perceptions about my character. I’ve never been one to throw teammates under the bus.“You guys know if you guys ever ask me questions about teammates, I always deflect it. I don’t like it,” he added. “So it’s very disappointing especially as a guy who’s jeopardized the length of his career, the amount of money he can make in his career, in the middle of a season being asked to do multiple things all the time. That’s all I’m going to say about that.” Over a two week span, Acme Packing Company takes a look at each position group on the Green Bay Packers and provides grades and insight on how they performed in the 2018 season. Today, we examine the safeties, and in this piece we look at the new faces at the position.Going into 2018 the Packers had major questions at the safety position. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had been severely underperforming over the past couple seasons and everyone was hoping for a big bounce back season going into a contract year. Kentrell Brice had showed promise in a small sample size in the previous season and was looking to take the next steps in his career progression this year. Both ended in a dud.Clinton-Dix was traded to Washington at the trade deadline and Brice played poorly and was replaced after week ten. As for replacements Nick Perry Jersey , the Packers turned to a variety of newcomers to patch together the back end of the secondary.Tramon WilliamsHow acquired: Signed a two-year $10 million contract, including $4.75 millions guaranteed and a $3.75 million signing bonusStats: 16 games started (7 at cornerback, 9 at safety) 54 tackles, one fumble recovery, two passes defendedTramon Williams was brought back to Green Bay as a veteran presence to mentor all the young cornerbacks on the roster. He started the first seven games at corner before being flipped to free safety for the rest of the season after the trade of HaHa Clinton-Dix. Williams was solid in his starts at corner and continued his solid play at safety. While tackling had never been a strong suit for him at corner, he was not afraid to come up and make a tackle near the offensive line or attempt to make a tackle in open space. The most significant improvement that Williams brought was in coverage. While he didn’t grab an interception, he used his cornerback instincts and techniques to take away the deep middle of the field. While switching to a new position is never easy mid-season, Williams brought stability and consistency to the safety position. Williams is under contract for 2019 but may be a cap casualty as his salary cap hit will be $6.375 million. That may too much to digest if the Packers sign one of the several high end free agent safeties available. Ibraheim CampbellHow acquired: Claimed off waivers from the New York Jets on November 5th. Contract is one-year $705,000Stats: (Dallas, New York Jets and Green Bay) eight games played (one start), 19 tackles Bryan Bulaga Jersey , one tackle for loss, one forced fumbleIbraheim Campbell was claimed by the Packers after releasing punter Drew Kaser. Campbell brought some veteran depth after the trade of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix. While Campbell has never fully caught on with a team yet, the Packers were his third team in 2018, but he brought some familiarity to Mike Pettine’s defense from when the two shared time in Cleveland.Campbell jumped into Pettine’s defense quickly and became a very good pickup. His snaps and stats increased each week. His best game was his lone start against the Cardinals. He registered most of his season stats with eight tackles, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble. Unfortunately, Campbell was injured in that Cardinals game and was placed on injured reserve on December 4th. Campbell should get strong consideration in being brought back in 2019.Eddie PleasantHow acquired: Signed a one-year $790,000 contractStats: (Arizona and Green Bay) six games played (one start), eight tackles, one tackle for lossEddie Pleasant was signed on November 28th after the Packers cut linebacker Korey Toomer. Pleasant was cut by the Cardinals prior to coming to Green Bay and he brought another veteran safety presence and some depth to a depleted roster. His signing proved to be well timed as Ibraheim Campbell went on injured reserve a week later. While Pleasant didn’t get the playing time that Campbell did, he was a decent backup to have for Josh Jones and Tramon Williams. He was only on the field for 85 snaps and registered minimal stats during his five games in Green Bay. In a not so pleasant memory for him, his most memorable play in Green Bay was the dropped interception against Arizona that would have stopped the drive where Arizona kicked the game winning field goal. With an influx of young safeties signed to futures contracts at the end of the year Mason Crosby Jersey , the Packers will have to make a decision on whether or not to bring Pleasant back for 2019. Raven GreeneHow acquired: Signed as an undrafted rookie: Three years, $1.7 million contractStats: five games played, five tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, one pass defensedRaven Greene had a great training camp and made the initial 53-man roster. While Greene did not get a significant amount of snaps on defense, he did play a large roll on special teams. Greene’s best game of the season came against Miami. Greene played 30 snaps on defense and gained his sack and defensed pass. On December 8th, his season ended on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Greene figures to be a strong member of the special teams going forward and should continue to improve the depth at safety in 2019.