If Ty Montgomery is looking for a job by the end of the day on Monday http://www.greenbaypackersteamonline.com/blake-martinez-jersey , nobody should be surprised r12; least of all him.The Green Bay Packers running back and kickoff returner made a ridiculous decision to take a kickoff out of the end zone on Sunday afternoon. The Packers were down just two points to the 7-0 Rams, and a touchback would have given the team both the two-minute warning and a timeout available to stop the clock.Instead, Montgomery went against the coaching staffr17;s r0;planr1; and took the ball out of the end zone, fumbling the ball away and any realistic chance of a comeback going with it. But as we learned overnight and as your17;ll see in todayr17;s Cheese Curds, the situation appears even worse than just failing to follow instructions.Indeed, several Packers players and assistant coaches confirm that Montgomery was explicitly told not to run the ball out of the end zone prior to the kickoff. This sheds more light on the decision after head coach Mike McCarthy did not clearly say in his postgame presser whether the return man received those instructions or was assumed to understand the situation on his own.But beyond that, still more context indicates that Montgomery was disgruntled before the play, upset about being pulled off the field during the Packersr17; final offensive series of the game. In a sport where strategy and emotion are often in conflict, emotion seemed to win out for him, and it cost the Packers a shot at a victory.There are still positives to take away from the loss, particularly on defense. Although the Rams did gain 400 yards of offense and score 29 points Womens Tramon Williams Jersey , most came away from that game thinking that the Packersr17; D did enough to win. Their exceptional start to the contest was particularly impressive, and plenty of blame can be placed on the offense and special teams for once again slowing down in the middle part of the game and being unable to keep the defense off the field.Without further ado, here are todayr17;s curds.Rodgers doesn't get chance at Hollywood ending - NFL.comHerer17;s the money quote from a Packers player about Montgomeryr17;s indefensible decision to defy his coaching staff:"They took him out (the previous drive) for a play and he slammed his helmet and threw a fit. Then (before the kickoff) they told him to take a knee, and he ran it out anyway. You know what that was? That was him saying, 'I'm gonna do me.' It's a f----- joke."Packers drop a golden opportunity against the Rams | Packersnews.comAs Tom Silverstein notes, the Packers had two weeks to prepare, a healthy roster, and the stands half-full of your own fans despite being on the road, you have to take advantage, even against a 7-0 team. Instead, the Packers still ended up with an L Womens Jimmy Graham Jersey , despite the best efforts of Mike Pettine and the defense.Energized Packersr17; defense just missing knockout blow | Packers.comFinally at full strength, Pettine's unit used six defensive backs for most of the game to defend Todd Gurley and company, doing so to great effect through much of the contest.A star is born: Packers rookie CB Jaire Alexander menacing vs. Rams | Packers WireOne of the reasons for the defense's solid performance was Alexander's stellar day, which saw him make seven tackles and break up a whopping five passes.NFL Week 8 recap: The 9 dumbest mistakes from Sunday, ranked - SBNation.comWith all due respect, Montgomery deserves to be higher than fourth on this list. The Rams had not been shut out for an entire half at any point this season, but it looked like the Packers might get to halftime without allowing any points when Jared Goff threw an incompletion on third down with just over three minutes to play in the first half.Johnny Hekkerr16;s punt was downed on the 1-yard-line, though, and Rams linebacker Mark Barron stuffed Packers running back Aaron Jones in the end zone on the next play for a safety that got the Rams on the board. Theyr17;d add to that total on the ensuing offensive drive.Replay review granted the Rams long completions to wide receiver Brandin Cooks and running back Todd Gurley on back-to-back plays and Jared Goff hit wide receiver Josh Reynolds for a one-yard touchdown that cut the Packers lead to 10-8 at halftime.The Packers sacked Goff three times and had two straight scoring drives straddling the first two quarters, but the Rams defense forced two punts before the safety to keep things close while their offense tried to find it footing. Theyr17;ll get the ball to start the second half and another score will put them in the lead as they push for an 8-0 record.