You probably remember Brandon Bostick, playmaking tight end, from the preseason. You probably also remember him briefly from late last season.
In 2013, Bostick put up seven receptions, 120 yards and a touchdown in the space of a few games, before suffering a season-ending injury.
This season, he’s played only seven snaps total on offense.
Why is this significant? Because Bostick is the only true playmaking tight end the Packers have. He showed flashes of Jermichael Finley-like ability in 2013. In 2014, the Packers refuse to put him on the field on offense.
Let’s be honest here. Andrew Quarless — God’s Gifts — is solid, but will never be found making a spectacular play. He’s currently only averaging 8.9 yards per reception. Rookie Richard Rodgers, on the other hand, has no business on the field. He’s a complete liability and his rookie stupidity is going to get someone valuable hurt.
So why don’t these assholes give Bostick a chance? Pete Dougherty actually had the gall to ask tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot that.
“Physically he’s done some really good things,” Fontenot said. “It’s hard to argue what you see on tape. The other part of that — it’s hard to assess from an outside perspective what’s going on with the mental part of the game. You’ll know when I think he’s ready to be contributing at a more substantial level.”
So the coaching staff is claiming that Bostick makes too many mental mistakes. It’s been suggested that he’s not adjusting his routes properly. It’s also been suggested that he’s become complacent and feels entitled.
I’ve got two words for you.
Rodgers is totally useless at this point and yet the Packers throw him out there on a weekly basis, so they can shove their mental mistakes angle up their ass. As far as the complacent or entitled angle they’re pushing, hello! Finley was your tight end of how many years?
Stupidity. Buffoonery, even.
Put the guy on the field who can make the plays!
Or bring in someone else with some speed. There has to be some other guys that have his running ability. Inability to grasp the offense + entitlement is a toxic mix. get rid of him and quite wasting a roster spot.
Dam, someone has sand in their Vaseline today.
Feels like a Starks situation all over again. Hopefully it end the same and Bostick starts tearing it up by the end of the year.
What about Stoneburner?
The TE coach, Fontenot, seems to have something against Bostick, or his play has to have dropped horribly.
Fontenot publicly said that Bostick makes too many mistakes in practice. I don’t know how often this does happen, but do not like when coaches rip players publicly in that way.
“BECA– — USE GOOD IS DUMB.” — Dark Helmet
McGlurpy plays favorites, always has. Book it. Another prime example.
This reminds me of how they treated James Starks in 2010. Back when we were in absolute desperate need for a RB when we had the worst running in the NFL, BAR NONE! And the reason for holding him was, get this, BAD PRACTICE HABITS!!!
REALLY???? We kept losing games, and almost missed the playoffs because of that crap!!!!
James Starks was on PUP list to start 2010. No one expected anything from him that season.
This is old news. Fontenot said this exact same thing about three weeks ago.
The difference between those guys and us is that their livelihoods depend on the Packers winning. Ours doesn’t. If they thought putting Bostick on the field would help the Packers win games, they’d do it. If you can’t run the right routes, A-Rodge isn’t going to throw you the ball anyway, just ask Finley once and look up his career stats. Dude didn’t exactly catch a ton of balls, ever.
We already have one halfway decent TE we never throw the ball to- Quarless. Why add another?
Sounds like Bostick has trouble with not only routes but the blocking plays. We need a TE that can keep our 100mil investment clean.
Yeah, that’s it! You’ve been dead wrong on everything else so of course that’s it.