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Brandon Bostick was Supposed to Block

Brandon Bostick

Tight end Brandon Bostick’s failure to recover the Seattle Seahawks’ onside kick was instrumental in the Green Bay Packers’ loss on Sunday.

One failure of many down the stretch for the Packers.

After the game, Bostick admitted trying to recover the ball wasn’t his job on the play. He was supposed to block for Jordy Nelson, whose job it was to recover the kick.

“No, that’s not my job at all,” he said. “I was supposed to block. I felt like I had my hands on the ball. It just slipped away, I guess. I just got hit and didn’t have the ball.

“I just reacted to the ball. I thought I could get it. Obviously, I couldn’t.”

Tough position.

Obviously, you react to the football. If it’s coming right at you, your first instinct probably isn’t to get out of the way. It probably shouldn’t be either and players in Bostick’s position do have the okay to field the football.

Of course, they have to field it cleanly and Bostick didn’t do that.

And does it really even matter at this point? Probably not.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Salazar January 19, 2015

    I was ready to hate this guy forever until he dropped his nuts and owned up to his own failure, unlike the rest of the organization.

  2. Disgusted Packer Fan January 19, 2015

    At least he is man enough to step up and tell it like it is and accept his lumps. While not delighted by the outcome of that play…it takes a big man unlike MM and others whom seem to be ducking their accountability in the aftermath of the single worst ending to a football game I have ever seen. I am no Coach Hoodie or Brady fan but I hope they pluck the Hawks from limp to limp and shove the gum down the throat of that chewing cheat Carroll until he chokes himself to death.

  3. Andrew Chitko January 19, 2015

    I applaud Bostick for owning up. Like Salazar said, he’s the only one to do so.

    However, the “but if the ball is coming right for you” argument is bullshit. That thing hung up there forever and he has a job. All he had to do was take one or two steps forward and duck under the ball and hit the nearest guy in blue and keep him away from Jordy.

    Props for owning up. Horrible play and no excuse.

  4. Remedy January 19, 2015

    We all wondered why this guy wasn’t getting any playing time

    Maybe it’s because he can’t follow directions

  5. Ryan January 19, 2015

    I feel horrible for him. He clearly feels bad too. But props to him for stepping up. Nobody who has ever succeeded in anything did so without failure and trials and tribulation. It is how you react to those situations that define the man. And he has done so, in my opinion, perfectly. I hope we keep him. Show the world that being a man is bigger than playing a game

  6. Salazar January 19, 2015

    You know who I hope we DON’T keep? Clay Matthews. This is not just because I’m bitter the day after a devastating loss and I want heads on the chopping block (while that’s absolutely the case, I’m directing my bloodlust at the coaching staff for this one). I’ve felt this way for a while now, and have been waiting for Clay’s big moment to prove he’s worth the cap space. I wanted him to prove me wrong on this, would’ve happily put my foot in my mouth on this one, but the opportunity has come and gone season after season, and seeing him on the sideline celebrating early as another SB bid slipped through our fingers killed the last remnants of love for Clay that festered in my cold, black heart. That Fabio-looking prima donna cares way more about his hair and his Gillette royalties than he does about the Packers and their legacy. It’d be worth trading him now so we can give Peppers the money he deserves for a second year and get some fresh talent in the linebacker corps. Fuck that overpaid greaseball, he’s probably spent more time in the tanning booth at his favorite salon than he has studying film and working on his game this year. He stopped giving a shit as soon as he got the big bucks and got a taste of fame. You finish the fucking game and step up for your team, don’t shut down and start practicing your smile for the cameras. Douchebag.

    1. The Money Mike January 20, 2015

      He took a step back for sure, PED testing? lol, he aint worth what hes paid that’s for sure.

  7. Makayla January 20, 2015

    I think this play was crucial. But there is so much blame to go around unfortunately he is taking the majority of it(on social media at least). I think fans & people want to have a punching bag and he is it. Did you see twitter, Instagram, Facebook etc. yesterday? He was getting slaughtered and still is. The whole thing is crazy.

  8. SkolKing88 January 20, 2015

    This is what you get for trying to make fun of the Vikings NFC championship blunder…. KARMA SUCKS DOESN’T IT?

  9. Andy January 20, 2015

    I Dont blame Bostick for this play, It’s a shitter of a play, you dont know whats going on either side of you. Its a play that you cant really control. You can say in hindsight all the things that he should have done but even jordy nelson could have fucked that catch up. Way she fuckin goes. I feel the problem with this game was the plays we could control, i.e. those 3 and outs in the 4th.

  10. ISAF January 20, 2015

    I loved the last 5 minutes of that game. Saw at first hand at the stadium.