Packers tight end Brandon Bostick learned last night the dangers of trying to do something beyond your own job.
He’s learning today the dangers of doing it in a social media-driven world.
As the Packers cleaned out their lockers after last night’s shocking loss to the Seahawks in the NFC Championship Game, Bostick said he’s grateful to his teammates who have supported him.
“It definitely means a lot,” Bostick said, via Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I’m at a low point right now. The whole world is on my back about this thing, but my teammates are here to pick me up. They know it’s just a mistake, and they’ve been on my side.”
Last night, Bostick admitted he was only supposed to be blocking on Seattle’s onside kick attempt in the fourth quarter, to clear the way for wide receiver Jordy Nelson to field the ball. But when he jumped and tipped it, the Seahawks were able to recover and complete the miraculous comeback.
“I’m human. I made a mistake,” Bostick said. “But if I would’ve made the play, we wouldn’t have been in this [situation] or if I would’ve made the block, we wouldn’t be talking about this. But it’s over now, so I’ll just try my best to get over it.”
That may be difficult, and he said he won’t be turning on his TV or re-watching the game anytime soon.
“I haven’t even set any goal for the offseason,” Bostick said. “I’m just trying to deal with this. I’ll just move on from it, come back here and just work hard and just try to put that behind me.”
Whether he’s ever able to do that in Green Bay remains to be seen, as his name has become synonymous with an epic collapse.