FOOTBALL

Davante Adams Says Raiders ‘Paid Me To Make Plays’

Nov 11, 2022, 10:10 AM | Updated: 10:10 am
Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders catches a pass for a touchdown in the first quarter of t...
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 06: Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders catches a pass for a touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on November 06, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
(Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

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.”

Newsletter

Football

Nick Bosa #97 of the San Francisco 49ers on the field after a win over the New Orleans Saints at Le...
Amiliano Fragoso

How to watch 49ers v. Dolphins Week 13: TV channel, start time

The San Francisco 49ers play host to former offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel and the Miami Dolphins this weekend in a matchup of offensive firepower.
1 day ago
Head coach Mike McDaniel of the Miami Dolphins walks off field after a win over the Houston Texans ...
Amiliano Fragoso

Greg Papa on Mike McDaniel’s Return to San Francisco

49ers radio voice, Greg Papa, joined The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross Friday to talk about the team's matchup with the Miami Dolphins.
2 days ago
Derek Carr #4 of the Las Vegas Raiders hands off to Josh Jacobs #28 during a 24-19 Los Angeles Char...
Joseph Jarosz

Josh Jacobs listed as questionable for Raiders’ matchup with Chargers

Before last Sunday’s 303-yard explosion, there were questions Josh Jacobs would even play against the Seahawks. Jacobs was dealing with a calf injury leading into Sunday’s win over Seattle. However, that didn’t appear to stop him from setting records. However, he did aggravate it. The Raiders running back was back on the injury report this […]
2 days ago
Return of the Empire. Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Samson Ebukam #56, Kev...
Amiliano Fragoso

Return of the Empire Episode 10: Familiar faces come to town

The guys are back for another edition of the Return of the Empire podcast. This is a big one with Mike McDaniel and the Miami Dolphins coming to SF.
2 days ago
Defensive end Arik Armstead #91 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after making a stop during the fi...
Amiliano Fragoso

Kyle Shanahan confirms DT Arik Armstead is good to go for Week 13

DT Arik Armstead is back for the San Francisco 49ers, officially off the injury report after missing the last two months with foot and ankle injuries.
2 days ago
Deebo Samuel #19 of the San Francisco 49ers smiles after the game against the Philadelphia Eagles a...
Amiliano Fragoso

WR Deebo Samuel re-joins 49ers practice late Friday

A step in the right direction for the San Francisco 49ers as WR Deebo Samuel re-joined the practice field Friday in limited fashion.
2 days ago
Davante Adams Says Raiders ‘Paid Me To Make Plays’