Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick caught his first touchdown pass of the season last Sunday night. It may be his last catch for a while.
Bostick has a hip injury and it sounds as if that injury will sideline him at least for this Sunday’s game with Philadelphia.
“It’s going to be, I don’t want to say a challenge to make it this week, but we’ll see how the week goes,” coach Mike McCarthy said.
While that sucks for Bostick, we’re going to give it a “big fucking deal.”
The tight end position as a whole is an afterthought in the Packers’ offense this season. Bostick, who arguably has more talent as a pass catcher than either of the two clowns ahead of him on the depth chart, barely even gets in the game.
That touchdown catch, all one yard of it, was only his second catch of the season. Season stat line: 2 catches, 3 yards, 1 TD.
Meanwhile, starting tight end Andrew Quarless has 17 receptions for 145 yards and 3 TDs. Backup Dick Rodgers has 9 catches for 117 yards.
Even if you combine all of the Packers tight ends’ stats together and look at them as one guy, that’s still some paltry-ass production.
You can debate whether it’s a lack of talent or the game plan. We’ll say it’s a combination of both.
Unfortunately, Bostick is the only one of these guys who hasn’t really been given ample opportunity to contribute and now he probably won’t get that opportunity for a while.
“The tight end position as a whole is an afterthought in the Packers’ offense this season.”
I agree – it would be hard not to, given the clear lack of production. What strikes me as strange about the situation is that I thought that McCarthy was a coach that tended to favor TEs in general, often keeping more than normal, and using them extensively. It would be GREAT if we had a big weapon that could stretch the middle of the field, and making key third down receptions. Maybe next year….
Exactly when did Bostick become the best TE on the team? And what is it with fans and TE’s in Green Bay? They have a game where they get open a couple of times and actually CATCH the ball and they get penciled in as starters. Maybe that’s enough given the assortment of ring meat that populates the roster at the position.
Didn’t we all learn our lesson with FinMe? As hyped as he was, he was never more than a lot of expectation that never equaled the hype – his own and the fan’s. Let’s see what one of these guys can produce over the course of a season, or at least a string of games before everyone gets all lathered up. And that production includes being healthy enough to play.
Using any reasonable measure of contribution, Bostick should be carrying Quarless and Rodgers pads.
By the way, have you ever seen this guy block? Me neither.