'Frustrated' Davante Adams sends blunt message to Raiders after loss to Steelers

Adams had a great game but the Raiders still lost.

by Dzevad Mesic
'Frustrated' Davante Adams sends blunt message to Raiders after loss to Steelers
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Davante Adams has made it perfectly clear to the Las Vegas Raiders that it has been enough talk and that it's time for them to translate their words into action. On Sunday Night Football, the Raiders shot themselves in the foot with several mistakes and the Pittsburgh Steelers left Las Vegas with a 23-18 win.

After beating the Denver Broncos on the road in Week 1, the Raiders got crushed by the Buffalo Bills in Week 2 and also suffered a disappointing loss to the Steelers in Week 3. “It’s not just talking and doing all that, but it’s putting it into action and figuring out what’s wrong and doing something about it so that when we go out there the next time it looks different,” Adams said, via The Las Vegas Review-Journal.

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Adams: We've got to go out there and do it

Since signing with the Raiders in the 2022 offseason, Adams has heard many times the team personnel and players promising to analyze and do better the next time.

“It’s not my mentality to sit here and try to take all season and figure it out. You use these early games like this to establish an identity. We’re not doing things the right way to establish a winning culture.

It’s not supposed to just be a week of talking about s —. We’ve got to go out there and do it. That’s the theme of this year — doing it. Not just talking about it and figuring out what we need to do.

We did all that last year. This year we gotta be about it," Adams said. Against the Steelers, Adams played lights out as he caught 13 passes for 172 yards and two touchdowns. But even Adams' big performance wasn't enough for the Raiders to beat the Steelers. This week, the Raiders are playing on the road against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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