Adding a wide receiver of the caliber of Davante Adams does wonders for your team. Yes, you’ve got an All-Pro wideout that takes your offense to another level. At the same time, a player of that magnitude elevates your defense as well, particularly your defensive backs, as Anthony Averett explained this week.
Davante Adams has been in the news quite a lot recently
Adams has found himself in national headlines quite a bit lately. His remarks regarding his friend and new quarterback, Derek Carr, and the Hall of Fame, were misconstrued. That led to countless articles and media coverage. Then, his former signal-caller, Aaron Rodgers, took his own friendly jab at Adams following that whole media debacle. Meanwhile, back at Henderson, Adams is all business, schooling the Raiders’ defensive backs.
While talking to the media this week, cornerback Anthony Averett spoke to the media. Among the questions he was asked, reporters made it a point to inquire about how things are going with Adams from a defensive perspective.
“Oh yeah, most definitely. [As] I said, you learn from him. I feel like if you can cover him [and] you can stay in front of him, I feel like he’s better than most guys out there in the league. So, much respect to him and I just feel like that will definitely work for me in the future.”
It says a lot about Adams when his fellow teammates hold him in such high regard and respect him even more. Like Averett mentions, covering someone of Adams’ level every day is going to help elevate Averett’s game, which will be key as the Raiders will be counting on him.
As far as describing how Adams is as a player, Averett didn’t mince words, essentially labeling him as a master of his craft.
“Yeah, it’s 100 percent non-stop. It’s just go all the time. He’s always a perfectionist and definitely professional. I want to learn so much about him and so much more from him. So, I kind of try to get his little secrets and see what [are] the things that he looks at from me as far as releases and things like that. I’m learning a lot from him.”
It’s interesting to hear what Averett has to say about Adams’ own methods of studying his fellow teammates. Observing Averett’s own moves and releases goes to show that even someone as elite as Adams never stops learning.
*Top Photo: Official Raiders Website