David Montgomery joined the Detroit Lions this offseason after spending his first four NFL years in Chicago. It’s safe to say the new Lions running back is a lot happier being in Detroit than he was playing for the Bears in the last couple of seasons.
In a new YouTube series titled Lions Gaming: Live with C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Montgomery and the Lions safety chat and take questions while playing video games live. They cover a variety of topics, from football to food. Some of the conversation is spent with Montgomery comparing and contrasting the Lions and Bears.
After noting to Gardner-Johnson (amongst some video game chat), “Everybody around here, player to coaches, they’re bought in already,” Montgomery goes into a little more pointed detail about what football life in Chicago is like lately.
“I like to compete. That is what football is about. It’s so refreshing to be at a place where I am appreciated,” Montgomery said to immediate affirmation by his fellow new Lions teammate. There is no doubt he’s referring to the Bears here.
Even though Montgomery does admit that he likes Chicago-style pizza, he doesn’t recall the end of his Bears time fondly. The losing “sucked the fun out of the game for me,” he told Gardner-Johnson around the 30:35 mark of the video.
The entire episode of watching Montgomery and Gardner-Johnson talking over the top of playing NBA2K together is worth watching. It’s a nice look into the personalities of two of the newest Lions.