We all know what a garbage heap of a 2015 season Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams had in 2015. It looks like it’s the same old story this year and because of that, we’re going to say…
Davante Adams, you’re fucking cut!
Adams put up 50 catches for 483 yards (9.7 ypc) and one touchdown. What was the culprit for those lackluster numbers? Adams showed no ability to get separation from defenders, no athleticism to get up over them and often, little awareness.
Well, guess what.
Adams again looked great during the offseason program this year. Unfortunately for him, his kryptonite either appears to be wearing pads or the end of summer. Adams has not looked so hot since training camp began. The Packers had their first padded practice on Thursday and Adams picked up right where he left off.
Here’s Bob McGinn’s report on Adams after watching that practice.
Looking to bounce back from an awful season, Davante Adams is off to a spotty start. At 6-1 and 215, Adams is a big receiver. But size is a detriment if a player can’t separate from defenders. That’s what was happening to Adams on three plays. In a play-action period, he dropped a crossing route with a defensive back in his back pocket. In a blitz period, Adams tried to make another contested catch with Quinten Rollins all over him. From here, it looked like a catch and lost fumble after Rollins stripped the ball out. Finally, in a normal down-and-distance period, Aaron Rodgers took a very deep drop and hurled the ball about 50 yards to Adams. Adams, however, was unable to get away from Morgan Burnett and the pass fell incomplete.
Some of us have given Adams the benefit of the doubt, assuming he’ll get the No. 3 receiver job.
It certainly seems like the Packers WANT to hand him that job. Adams is a second-round pick entering his third season. They stuck with him all of last season, despite his subpar performance.
But this can’t go on for much longer. It seems pretty clear that Adams — to borrow a line from Denny — is who we thought he was. Or more accurately, is indeed the guy we watched suck it up all last season.
The Packers have plenty of quality receivers on the roster. Second-round pick or not, this could realistically be the end of the line for Adams.