Davante Adams is going through it in Las Vegas
Former Packers wide receiver Davante Adams hasn’t gotten off to the start he hoped to this season. His new team, the Las Vegas Raiders, is starting the season 0-3. Adams has put up good numbers for the Raiders’ passing game. He has a touchdown in each of the Raiders’ first three games. But his team has not been able to take advantage of his scores to win a ball game.
The Raiders could easily be 3-0. All three of their contests have been one-score games. In Week 2, the Raiders blew a 23-7 lead in the second half to lose 29-23 to the Arizona Cardinals in overtime. Those types of gut-wrenching losses would grind any player on an NFL roster. Adams is feeling the pain of those near victories.
Adams spoke to the media following the Raiders’ loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. Per with Hondo S. Carpenter Sr. of Sports Illustrated, Adams was asked if he felt more angry or frustrated by the early season outcomes for the Raiders. Here was his telling response:
Both. Frustrated and angry. Expect more. It’s not easy to win in this league. We know that. Nobody’s naive to the fact that nobody’s just going to lay down and just give you a victory, but at the end of the day we expect more and we will do better as we move forward.
Adams must be frustrated reading the Packers box scores
Adams wanted the move to the west coast, in part, to be with his family. The former Packers leading receiver was leaving a team that was an annual playoff contender with a future Hall of Fame quarterback to a franchise that has made two playoff appearances since 2002.
The Packers have had their fair share of struggles on offense since Adams left. Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings was a bad outing for the Packers receivers. But the Packers have made adjustments in their previous two games, and the team has come away with two wins. Adams can’t be happy going home at 0-3 when his former team is plotting a deep run in the playoffs.
The Raiders’ next two games will be important for the team and Adams. They will be at home against the 2-1 Denver Broncos and then go on the road against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders will need to win those games if the team wants to be serious about making the playoffs this season. A postseason is what Adams has come to expect.