Darren Waller reveals what he has noticed while observing Davante Adams in practice
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Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller reveals he has been observing Davante Adams during practice as he is hoping to pick up a thing or two from one of the best wide receivers in the game. Adams, who is considered by many as the best wide receiver in the NFL, decided to leave the Green Bay Packers this offseason and sign with the team he grew up rooting for.
The Raiders now have a very talented receiving corps as Waller is widely considered as one of the best tight ends in the league. Now, the Raiders have a top wide receiver and a top tight end. Waller suggests defenders know what Adams is about to do but still they have a hard time stopping him.
“I try to go get in the line with him in individual [drills] when they’re releasing, doing releases on the little tire man over there in the corner,” Waller said on the Green Light podcast. “He’s working his little double-hand swipe, windshield-wiper off the line.
I don’t know, it’s just like, you know what release he’s going to do — the little split with the shake — but it’s just so smooth, and quick, and effective. And guys are just about to s*** themselves trying to stop it.
And I’m over there in line just watching him, or if it’s in a team drill and I’m not in and he’s in, I’m just trying to be like, what is it about that that makes it so effective? And I don’t know man, it’s just a balance, a mindset of, ‘I’m running s*** out here.
Nobody’s going to make me move at a pace that isn’t my own.’”
The Raiders believe in Derek Carr, Waller and Adams
This offseason, the Raiders gave an extension to quarterback Carr. When Adams signed with the Raiders, some started questioning his decision to leave Aaron Rodgers for Carr.
However, Adams is fully confident in his new quarterback as he believes Carr is similar to Rodgers. "As far as talent and ability, it's really similar, if I'm keeping it real," Adams said. "They throw the ball a lot different.
Derek's gonna fire it in there, and you gonna know that thing's coming quick. Aaron's got the ability to tighten that core up and flick that ball to you. So the release is a lot different, but being able to get the ball to you late, if they see you coming out of a break, not many quarterbacks can get it to you before you get to the sideline if you're outside the numbers already." The Raiders have had a big offseason and it is not a secret they will be aiming for the Super Bowl this upcoming season.