A big reason that Davante Adams wanted to be traded was his relationship with Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Davante Adams. Both played their college football together at Fresno State. So far, there hasn’t been much team success to help justify that reunion.
Things were looking dandy as the honeymoon phase was in the air during the players’ first couple weeks together, but things haven’t gone as smoothly as anticipated. That is thanks to the 0-3 start for Adams and the Raiders.
Adams and Carr also haven’t been on the same page during these first few weeks together. Adams started off strong during his first week with the Raiders. He dominated against the Los Angeles Chargers with 141 yards on 10 receptions and a touchdown. The promising start had Raider Nation salivating over Adams’ ability and potential impact on the offense.
During the Week 2 collapse against the Arizona Cardinals, Adams was quiet because of the coverage he was being shown and his inability to connect with Carr. He finished the night with 12 yards on two receptions and a touchdown. Adams expressed his frustration as he didn’t participate in the locker room media.
Against the Tennessee Titans, Adams was more involved in the passing game. He received the first pass of the game, a sign of the Raiders’ attempt to get their star more involved. He finished the night with 36 yards on five receptions and a touchdown. Through three games, Adams has 189 receiving yards with three touchdowns. The big positive is that he has found the endzone during all of his games as a Raider.
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What’s next for Davante Adams and the Las Vegas Raiders after 0-3?
Adams is receiving the majority of the attention from the defense. That attention allows others to get involved such as Mack Hollins who had a dominant individual performance. He has clearly said that his numbers don’t matter as long as the team is winning. The bad thing is that the Raiders aren’t winning, and Adams isn’t as involved in the offense as everyone thought he was going to be.
Head coach Josh McDaniels has to wake up and realize he has a superstar in the receiving room. No more end-arounds or two-yard check-downs. Use Adams as he is supposed to be and get him involved in the intermediate and deep games. That will surely translate into more winning this season.
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