Davante Adams: “I don’t think anyone here should be happy or content with losing, when you have the type of man we have in this dressing room”; watch the Las Vegas Raiders Week Four game against the Denver Broncos, live on Sky Sports NFL, 9.25pm, Sunday
Last Updated: 09/28/22 6:29 pm
Las Vegas Raiders star receiver Davante Adams has said he’s “disappointed and angered” by the team’s unsuccessful start to the season following his big money swap for the team during the season.
The Raiders enter the 2022 campaign with sizable optimism, having reached the knockout stages as a wild card team last year, before bringing in Adams from the Green Bay Packers as well as offensive coordinator longtime New England Patriots is Josh McDaniels. New head coach.
However, over the course of three weeks of the season, Las Vegas is left as the only team left 0-3 in the NFL after losses to the Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals and most recently the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
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“Disappointed and angry,” Adams told reporters. “I expected more than that.
“It’s not easy to win this tournament. We know it. No one is naive to the fact that nobody lays down and only gives you a win, but at the end of the day we expect much. more and we’ll do better as we move forward.”
One of the biggest factors that led Adams to leave the Packers and sign a five-year, $141.25 million deal with the Raiders — making him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL at the time — was union opportunity. reunited with his old college team- Fresno State partner, quarterback Derek Carr.
However, after a great opening week performance, in which Adams caught 10 balls in 141 yards and one touchdown in a loss to the Chargers, the extender has since caught just seven 48-yard passes in two weeks since – despite having found the endzone in both games.
Adams added: “It’s okay to be disappointed. It’s not the end of the world to be disappointed.
“I don’t think anyone here should be happy or satisfied with losing, when you have the type of man we have in this dressing room.
“And like I said at the beginning, just because we’re good on paper doesn’t mean we’re going to be a great team. We’re still working towards that and it’s still early. But we are. had to start establishing who we are as a team.
“So like I said, frustration is okay as long as you do something about it.”
The Raiders’ next chance to ‘do something’ and perhaps get their first win across the board is this Sunday at home against AFC West rivals the Denver Broncos – live on Sky Sports NFL9.25pm, Sunday.
‘The pressure in that building must be clearly felt’
Since 1990, only 2.5% of 0-3 teams have made it to the knockout stages, and Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio and Chris Simms speculated whether Adams may have regretted his decision to leave Aaron Rodgers behind. Green Bay or not, when the Packers have started. 2-1 season.
“That pressure increases and increases in the building with each additional loss,” Florio said. “Things are going to get even worse for them this week, until they get that win things just keep going up.
“They’re in the AFC West and good luck getting the Wild Card in the AFC – how many losses until you’re eliminated? They’re already half-six.”
Simms, a former NFL quarterback, added: “It’s getting nasty. The pressure in that building has to be felt.
“It’s a new head coach, always putting more pressure on it. You want to get the first win.
“Unfortunate watch for this year [for Adams], at this point, will be high – maybe 10 – because he has left Green Bay, a team that is undoubtedly one of the best in NFC. It would be shocking if they didn’t make it to the knockout stages and weren’t a big player.
“But it’s related to the next three or four years, with Rodgers’ situation there – and that’s going to happen – it’s probably a bit less of a big picture number.
“This year, he will have to rest a lot. He will have to see Green Bay win a lot of games while his team is struggling.”
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