Jarrett Boykin tracks down a Scott Tolzien pass last November against the Philadelphia Eagles. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Could the ‘Bo-Bros’ – Boykin and Bostick – be the difference for the Green Bay Packers?


 

The Green Bay Packers head to MetLife Stadium tomorrow afternoon to take on the New York Giants in a must-win game for both teams.

The 3-6 Giants are on the upswing, having won three in a row, while the Packers are in free-fall, having lost their starting quarterback, their backup quarterback, and now relying on their third stringer. The Packers are in danger of losing their third straight game.

The defense sucks as of late. Over the course of the past two games, the Packers have allowed the Bears and Eagles to go on nine-plus-minute drives to close out those games. The defense isn’t causing turnovers and last week, the once vaunted run defense allowed more than 200 yards on the ground.

Brandon Bostick scores during last week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

But that’s another story for another post. I’m not here to talk about the defense.

I’m here to talk about the “Bo-Bros,” Jarrett Boykin and Brandon Bostick. We all know what Boykin can do. He was thrust onto the field when Randall Cobb went down with a broken leg. Since then, he’s been a beast, catching 24 passes 362 yards, a 15.7 yard average, and one touchdown. That included his 8-catch, 112-yard performance last weekend

And while Bostick hasn’t torn up the league this season, he showed some promise last week when he caught three passes for 42 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown. And considering that the Packers have had nobody step up as a pass-catching tight end since Jermichael Finley was lost for the season, Bostick’s performance last week was refreshing.

After handing off to Eddie Lacy, Scott Tolzien watches the play unfold. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

After handing off to Eddie Lacy, Scott Tolzien watches the play unfold.
Raymond T. Rivard photograph

It’s also not a coincidence that Boykin’s 112-yard game and Bostick’s emergence in the passing game came at a time when Scott Tolzien took over at quarterback when Seneca Wallace went out with a groin injury after the first series. Both Boykin and Bostick worked with Tolzien when the third-stringer was running the scout team offense. Clearly, they are comfortable with one another.

Will another week’s practice only allow the three to home in on one another even more? Well, we surely hope so.

If there’s ever been a time when three no-namers could help this team win, it’s now.

Let’s look for Tolzien to continue to target Boykin and Bostick – the Bo-Bros – and for all three of them to bring their A-game against the Giants on Sunday.

It couldn’t come at a better time.

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