Davante Adams appears to take jab at former coaches with answer about targets

Nov 16, 2023, 12:52 PM

Wide receiver Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders makes a catch as cornerback D.J. Reed #4 o...

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 12: Wide receiver Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders makes a catch as cornerback D.J. Reed #4 of the New York Jets defends during the second quarter of the game at Allegiant Stadium on November 12, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Since Antonio Pierce took over the coaching reigns in Las Vegas, Raiders receiver Davante Adams has seen his involvement in the offense increase.

In Josh McDaniels’ final game as coach of the Raiders, Adams had zero catches in the first half and just one reception for 11 yards in a loss to the Detroit Lions.

Last Sunday against the Jets, the 30-year-old receiver was targeted 13 times and finished the day with six receptions for 86 yards, his second-highest output of the season.

So when asked if it helps him get going early in the game, Adams appears to take a shot at his former coaches and their offensive scheme.

“It helps a lot just getting a little flow early, getting added to the game and not having to wait until right before halftime to get a ball,” Adams said. “It just allows the number one receiver to feel a little bit more welcomed into it and warm up the hands early. It’s not easy catching the ball when you haven’t seen one in 30 minutes. So, it’s something that I definitely like and look forward to doing moving forward.”

Pierce knows what he’s got in Adams, too.

“Listen, when you have one of the best receivers in the game – I’m not stupid. I know who to get the ball to,” Pierce said after the Jets win.

Upcoming schedule for Davante Adams and the Raiders

  • Sunday, Nov. 19th @ Miami Dolphins – 10 a.m. PST
  • Sunday, Nov. 26 vs. Kansas City Chiefs – 1:25 p.m.PST
  • Week 13 Bye
  • Sunday, Dec. 10th vs. Minnesota Vikings – 1:05 pm. PST
  • Thursday, Dec. 14th vs. Los Angeles Chargers – 5:15 p.m. PST

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