Davante Adams dimisses concerns regarding his number of targets
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Davante Adams has shrugged off the concerns regarding his numbers of targets with the Las Vegas Raiders and slammed the stat comparison between now and his time with the Green Bay Packers. In Week 1, Adams had 10 catches on 17 targets.
Since Week 1, Adams has been targeted 17 times and has just made seven catches for 48 yards. Also, the Raiders are the only winless team in the NFL with a 0-3 record. After Adams left the Packers and Aaron Rodgers, some felt it wasn't a smart decision and that his production would decline with Derek Carr as his quarterback.
"All the Green Bay people will definitely still be on that, trying to compare the stats and all that," Adams said, per ESPN. "But we're not doing this thing for stats at the end of the day."
Adams thinks he and Carr will be fine
Adams and Carr played college football at Fresno State and that's how they created a good relationship.
Now, Adams acknowledges that just because they went off in Week 1, it doesn't mean that they had the whole thing figured out. Adams feels he and Adams just need more time and everything will work out just fine. "Nobody gets played [defensively] like how I get played in the National Football League.
Obviously, we played professional ball together -- Aaron and I -- longer than what me and Derek have, so it kind of was a little bit more gradual than what this was," Adams said of learning how to coexist with Rodgers as a pro.
"[Derek and I] jumped straight into the fire, had a few one-on-one opportunities in the first week and got 17 targets. So now, people are changing it up, obviously, and we've got to change some stuff up too [There's] not going to be a whole lot of times where [defenses are] just going to go one high man and single up the corner.
In a perfect world, we would love that, but it's going to be different because in the past when that happened, we found a way to find the one-on-one matchup. It's going to be a lot more cloud [coverage] and double-teams and different things like that with a lot more attention to me, and I think we're trying to find the best way to attack that and still be able to be productive in the pass game as well, myself and for everybody else, too.
So, a little bit of an adjustment, but whatever everybody else is talking about has nothing to do with what's actually going on." This week, the Raiders are hosting the Denver Broncos.