Running back David Montgomery went back to school in the offseason — mentally, not physically.
He is constantly, almost obsessively, looking for ways to improve. And with a new coaching staff and offensive scheme for 2022, he turned to a tack that figures to help him no matter what the scheme is.
He not only continued to work on his speed in the offseason, but also took his own crash course in understanding defenses. Entering his fourth year, Montgomery, out of Iowa State, prides himself on being an intelligent player — and a better understanding of what NFL defenses are doing figures to help take his game to another level.
“Just learning different coverages, rotations, pressure and also understanding different things that the defensive line does,” Montgomery said.
“I look at it as college. First year was like 100-level classes, my second year 200-level classes. You always try to find ways to improve. But as I get older, the game slows down. I want to be able to be sharper and more crisp at recognizing things at this point in my career.”