Former Green Bay Packers special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum gave explicit instructions to his players before the pivotal onside kick attempt in the NFC Championship Game, ESPN.com's Rob Demovsky reports.
"If your name isn't Jordy Nelson or Micah Hyde, don't try to field the ball," Slocum reportedly said before Seattle's onside kick attempt with 2:13 left in the game.
Tight end Brandon Bostick attempted to catch the ball, but it bounced off his hands and was recovered by the Seahawks. Seattle scored on that possession to take a 22-19 lead. Green Bay forced overtime with a field goal late in the final seconds but lost in overtime.
Slocum was fired on Jan. 30, less than two weeks after the Packers' loss. Bostick was released last week and claimed by the Vikings on waivers. Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer joked that he wouldn't put Bostick on the onside kick team.
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