Davante Adams believes he shouldn’t just engage in conversation with the best recipients in the NFL. He believes that he should start and end the conversation.
Green Bay Packers’ three-time pitcher Adams, was offending on Thursday.
First, he got on the pitch in a 34-17 win over San Francisco 49ers, pushing Packers 6-2 in mid-season. Adams had 10 tackles in 173 yards and his eighth league-leading touch.
Then, as humble as possible, he did just that with his post-game comments:
Asked if he is the league̵7;s best extender, Adams said: “I think that’s fair. I think it’s not presumptuous. It’s just confidence. Think, obviously, what I’ve done and what I’m doing continuing to do is prove it to anyone who doesn’t have that hand. “
Here is the evidence from this season until now:
Adams is the first player to score three games with at least 10 catches and 150 meters in the first eight games of a season, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau.
He is the second player in NFL history to score three games including 10 catches, 150 meters and one touch in a season, alongside Calvin Johnson (2012). Johnson’s Detroit Lions led 0-3 in those matches. Packers have a 3-0 lead in Adams’s game.
Adams has played just six of the Packers’ eight games this season. He missed Weeks 3 and 4 because of a hamstring injury. The blow to Packers’ offense was that it lacked weapons outside of Adams and ran back to Aaron Jones, who returned on Thursday after two absences with a calf injury and a total of 79 meters of fouling. As long as midfielder Aaron Rodgers has Adams, that may not be a problem.
Rodgers has completed 76% of his target to Adams this season. He has more (53) completions and tackles (8) for Adams than the rest of Packers’ expansions combined (41 completions and six tackles, two of which go to Marquez Valdes-Scantling on Thursday).
“He’s a great player,” Rodgers, who completed 25 of 31 passes within 305 yards and four touches of the ball, said of Adams. “He struggles in games. He can create a lot of space with his free play and has enough speed to get ahead, so you don’t have to play low and expect a We hit him with a lot of different things Tonight Hit him on first possession with a go ball he adjusted well. At the last hold, we He’s on the right track. He’s talented. It’s just a joy to play with. A special guy. “
Rodgers and Adams proved to be particularly sharp in deep throws against 49ers. Rodgers had the best Thursday of his career with four completions flying 25 meters or more in the air, and three of them were Adams’s.
“When you have two great players like Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams and the squad gives you time to hook into your pocket and throw deep, it’s some trench balls that Aaron threw to Davante,” the Packers coach Matt LaFleur said.
Adams has 675 yards received in six games this season. If he maintains that speed for the remaining eight games, he will end up with 1,575 yards. The best of his career with 1,386 yards received was in 2018. Twice, including in 2019, he finished with 997 yards in one season.
“I really believe it, just based on the work that I put in [and] I have a connection between my midfielder, “said Adams, continuing to raise his case while noting on numerous occasions that he wanted to act as confident but not presumptuous.
“It’s not just about me running one route. If the route isn’t protected or if the midfielder isn’t looking in your direction or if the other receivers aren’t doing their job to pull defenders away, I can’t do anything.So at the end of the day I’m going to tell you, yes, absolutely, I think I’m the best scalable in the game, but there are a lot of things that make me think. can make that claim. “