Packers Morning Buzz: Brandon Bostick recounts costly onside-kick blunder

Stu Courtney
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The Packers (4-4-1) have a quick turnaround this week for their next game, playing at Seattle (4-5) at 7:20 p.m. Thursday.

We'll start with Ryan Wood's in-depth feature on former Packers tight end Brandon Bostick and how he has wrestled with the pain and embarrassment of his costly onside-kick fumble during Green Bay's last visit to Seattle for the 2014 NFC title game. Bostick also recounts what happened on the play.

Ryan writes:

When kicker Stephen Hauschka pushed his foot over the football, three members of the Packers' four-man wall advanced forward in unison, crashing like a wave into the Seahawks' front line.

Bostick froze.

The reserve tight end saw the football suspended in midair and, like a moth attracted to light, went for it. Left foot on the 46, right foot on the 47, Nelson waiting behind him with arms outstretched, Bostick jumped.

The ball slipped through his hands, bounced off the front of his helmet, finally caught by Seahawks receiver Chris Matthews. The man Bostick was supposed to block.

“It was a split-second reaction,” Bostick says. “The ball was in the air. I was so used to getting it. Like, jump and catch it. But in that situation, that wasn’t my job. Any other job when you’re a tight end, you run, you jump up and catch the ball. But in that situation, that wasn’t my job.''

You can read the entire story here:

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