Davante Adams: ‘I don’t think anyone here should be happy or content to lose, when you have the type of men we have in this dressing room’; watch the Las Vegas Raiders’ Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos, live on Sky Sports NFL, at 9:25 p.m. Sunday
Last update: 28/09/22 18:29
Las Vegas Raiders star receiver Davante Adams said he was “frustrated and angry” with the team’s winless start to the season after his big trade with the team in the offseason.
The Raiders entered the 2022 campaign with a healthy dose of optimism, having reached the playoffs as a wildcard team last year, before bringing in Adams from the Green Bay Packers as well as the longtime offensive coordinator. New England Patriots date Josh McDaniels as their new head coach.
But, for three weeks of the season, Las Vegas remains the only 0-3 team remaining in the NFL after losses to the Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals and, most recently, the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Highlights of the Las Vegas Raiders against the Tennessee Titans in week three of the NFL season
October 2, 2022, 9:15 p.m.
“Frustrated and angry,” Adams told reporters. “I expect more.
“It’s not easy to win in this league. We know that. No one is naive to the fact that no one is just going to lay down and give you a win, but at the end of the day we expect more and we will do better. for we advance.”
One of the main factors that prompted Adams to leave the Packers and sign a five-year, $141.25 million contract with the Raiders – making him the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL at the time – was the opportunity to reunite with his former university team. mate at Fresno State, quarterback Derek Carr.
Was Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams’ first touchdown for the team – a great critical-time fingertip catch
But, after a great opening week performance in which Adams caught 10 balls for 141 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Chargers, the wide has since caught just seven passes for 48 yards in the past. two weeks that followed – although he found the end zone in both games.
Adams added: “Frustration is okay. It’s not the end of the world to be frustrated.
“I don’t think anyone here should be happy or content with losing, when you have the type of men we have in this dressing room.
Watch some of the best plays from the Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver duo of recently acquired Davante Adams and veteran Hunter Renfrow
“And like I said from the start, just because we’re good on paper doesn’t mean we’re going to be great as a team. We’re still working towards that, and it’s still early days. But we have to start establishing who we are as a team.
“So like I said, frustration is okay as long as you do something about it.”
The next opportunity for the Raiders to “do something about it” and maybe get that first win on the board is this Sunday at home against AFC West rivals Denver Broncos – live on Sky Sports NFL9:25 p.m., Sunday.
“The pressure in this building must be palpable”
Since 1990, only 2.5% of 0-3 teams have made the playoffs, and Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio and Chris Simms speculated whether Adams might already regret his decision to leave Aaron Rodgers at Green Bay, the Packers. having started the season 2-1.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers praises former teammate Davante Adams, comparing him to Kobe Bryant, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
“This pressure builds and intensifies inside the building with each additional loss,” Florio said. “It’s going to be even worse for them this week, until they get that win it’s going to keep going up.
“They’re in the AFC West and good luck getting an AFC Wild Card – how many losses until you’re disqualified? They’re halfway through six already.”
Simms, a former NFL quarterback, added: “It’s getting risky. The pressure in this building has got to be palpable.
“He’s also a new head coach who always adds more pressure. You want to get that first win.
“The regret-o-meter for this year [for Adams], right now, is going to be high – probably 10 – because he left Green Bay, a team that is certainly one of the best in the NFC. It would be shocking if they didn’t make the playoffs and weren’t a major player.
“But when it comes to the next three or four years, with Rodgers’ situation there – and where it’s going – it’s probably a smaller number in terms of the bigger picture.
“This year he’s going to have to pick up his pieces. He’s going to have to watch Green Bay win a lot of games while his own team is struggling.”
Sky Sports NFL is your dedicated channel for NFL coverage throughout the season – with a wealth of NFL Network programming. Don’t forget to follow us on skysports.com/nflour Twitter account @SkySportsNFL & Sky Sports – on the go!