Davante Adams came out the gate catching 10 passes for 141 yards and 1 touchdown in Week one for his new team. It did not result in a win, but it put the league on notice.
That notice has remained unnoticed as the Raiders currently sit at 0-3 on the year.
On two separate occasions over the summer, Adams made bizarre comparisons between his former quarterback, four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers, and his new quarterback Derek Carr.
Because of that, Adams has taken to calling out Packers fans as he has struggled to produce in recent weeks, and the Las Vegas Raiders have failed to win a game.
“All the Green Bay people will definitely still be on that, trying to compare the stats and all that,” Adams told reporters, per Paul Gutierrez of ESPN. “But we’re not doing this thing for stats at the end of the day.”
Since week one, Carr has targeted Adams just 17 times over the previous two outings, and the receiver has tallied just seven receptions for 48 yards. That is a very concerning drop off in production.
Last season in Green Bay, he caught 123 passes for 1,553 yards and 11 touchdowns.
On Wednesday, Adams offered a lengthy explanation for why he and Carr have been so much less successful than he and Rodgers were last season in Green Bay.
“Nobody gets played 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. [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 is] 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. … So, a little bit of an adjustment, but whatever everybody else is talking about has nothing to do with what’s actually going on.”