Davante Adams Says Raiders ‘Paid Me To Make Plays’
Last Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars was a tale of two halves for Raiders’ wide receiver Davante Adams.
In the first half, he recorded two touchdowns and 146 yards. According to ESPN, this was the first time in Adams’ career he had over 100 yards receiving in the first half of a game. But, from the start of the third quarter to the end of the game, Adams was held to zero additional receiving yards.
While speaking to the media earlier this week, Adams said the team has to find better ways of staying consistent.
“Everybody’s going to try to create some division between the players and coaches just based off of different things that are said, but at the end of the day it’s about making adjustments and everybody doing their job,” Adams said. “And I think that’s where we have had some tough luck with this year is everybody doing their job at any given moment. I feel like if we do that, then that’s what puts us in the best position to be successful, but we haven’t done that consistently enough.”
On top of that, he believes the team should be more aggressive at times getting him the ball. Four games this year, Adams was held to five or fewer catches.
“That’s why they paid me to come here and make plays. At the end of the day, if we’re just going to concede and say, ‘Oh, they double-teamed Tae, so it’s forcing the ball to him if we threw it to him,’ then I’ve got no business being in this building because that’s what they’re going to do,” Adams said. “So, if you think that the only way I’m going to get the ball is when I’m singled up, then I’m going to have four catches on the year. That’s just how this thing goes. So, I think we can do more honestly. You look at some of them, and the ones that we didn’t hit, it just was a result of, like I said, a guy not doing his job. Me, I missed the one at the end. A guy missing block and Derek [Carr] has somebody in his face quick, and just different things where everybody has got to do their job and it’ll change everything.”
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