There is some uncertainty at the tight end position for the Green Bay Packers with the future of starter Jermichael Finley in doubt after suffering a serious neck injury, but their is already one player who is showing the team that he could be the man they need to fill the void moving forward.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel recently took a look at Bostick’s role in the offense and they firmly believe that Bostick could be the team’s future at tight end.
After seeing comments on Bostick from his teammates, it appears that they feel the same.
“I think there’s a lot of potential there,” wide receiver James Jones said. “No. 1, he’s extremely fast for his position. He has great hands and if he can just get it in his mind that nobody can stop him, and go out there and play the way he plays at practice, he’s going to become a great player because he has all the tools.”
The Packers tight ends coach had similar thoughts.
“He’s made the most of his opportunities,” tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot said. “That’s a positive. We still have some things we’d like to clean up and improve, but he’s definitely taking a step in the right direction.”
As for Bostick, he feels that he is doing well, but there is still plenty of room for improvement.
“I’m definitely improving my game and still working on my blocking and stuff like that,” Bostick said. “I definitely would say I feel more like a tight end. I’m trying to get to where I can be an everyday tight end.
“I think I’m getting there. I’m still trying to get the trust of my coach and the quarterback and teammates. I definitely think I’m improving every game. I just have to be in the right place at the right time, know my assignments. They have to be able to count on you in the game.”
If Bostick can continue to improve and take advantage of his athleticism, the Packers could have an excellent tight end moving forward as they look to bounce back with a healthy squad.