As it turns out, tight end Richard Rodgers was supposed to block on the Green Bay Packers’ game-winning play, Thursday night.
Rodgers was supposed to run down to the end zone and basically box guys out so Aaron Rodgers’ primary target, receiver Davante Adams, could make the catch.
We find this hilarious for two reasons.
First, remember the last guy who was supposed to block on a potential game-ending play and then failed to do so? I’ll give you a hint. He also played tight end.
That’s right! Your old pal Brandon Bostick in the NFC Championship game.
Bostick was supposed to block on the Seahawks onside kick attempt so Jordy Nelson could field the ball. He didn’t and you know how that turned out.
Thankfully, Thursday night’s Hail Mary worked out a little better. We do, however, find it comical that guys — specifically tight ends, it seems — still don’t execute their assignments on plays like these.
Secondly, the intended target was Davante Adams?
Man, just knowing that is grounds to fire the entire offensive staff as far as we’re concerned.
“Hey guys, we’ve got one play here, who should we go to?”
“I don’t know, Mike, but Davante sure seems like the guy with the surest hands around.”
We imagine the Hail Mary conversation went something like that.
You know, good old Sure Hands Adams. He catches everything thrown in his direction.