Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams admitted he was simply "frustrated" when he decided to tweet that it wasn't his decision to sit out the game against the Atlanta Falcons. On October 5, the Packers decided to hold out Adams from the game against the Packers since as the wide receiver was dealing with a hamstring injury.
Even without Adams, the Packers routinely handled the Falcons as they won 30-16. "It's not too much to read into it to say I was frustrated," Adams said of his since-deleted tweet, per ESPN. "Obviously, I'm a competitor.
I think everybody knows that. Everybody knows what I'm about and how I play football. I don't necessarily, obviously, understand what the club's interest [is] and everything that goes with it. "But being a competitor, like I said, and me being who I am and how I'm wired, even if I'm not 100 percent, which I said obviously at that point I felt great to play.
But even if I'm not 100 percent, I mean, I've played few football games feeling 100 percent. So at the end of the day, a lot of that factored into the decision."
Adams feeling better
This week, the Packers have a tough road game as they are set to clash the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- who are led by six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady.
"Hamstring feels good," Adams said after practice. "It feels even better than it was at that point, when the tweet was put out." Packers coach Matt LaFleur claimed he didn't tell Adams to delete the tweet but the 27-year-old did it because "that was the best thing to do.
A little frustrated when it happened, obviously, but then decided to take it down just so there were no distractions on game day, and my teammates could go out there and take care of business without hearing about too much extra stuff."
Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Adams should be ready for the game against the Buccaneers. "We'll just see how his body responds," LaFleur said. "I know 'Te has done everything in his power, just like he did two weeks ago before we played Atlanta.
He's always doing whatever he can to get out on the field to play with his teammates because he knows he's an important part of what we're trying to get done here. He's a great player, and I love the way he approaches everything."