Packers’ Davante Adams ‘definitely looking forward’ to playing slot receiver at times in 2019
It’s been a wild week for the Green Bay Packers. The explosive report by Ty Dunne of Bleacher Report had the whole organization reeling, and much of the last week has been spent responding to it and dealing with the fallout.
Aaron Rodgers even went on the radio to publicly fight back and defend himself against criticisms from former teammates like Greg Jennings. While most of the discussion has been about former Packers coaches and former players, it’s been easy to forget about guys actually still on the team.
But believe it or not, things are proceeding like normal in Green Bay under new coach Matt LaFleur, as the team has started their offseason program. Davante Adams has blossomed into an excellent top receiver for the Packers, but he hasn’t become a diva. Adams is willing to do whatever it takes for the team to win, including play in the slot.
“I think that’s something that Matt is definitely looking forward to having me do, and I’m definitely looking forward to doing the same thing,” Adams said, via Tom Silverstein of Packers News. “I think the versatility is putting these defenses in a bind as far as coverages they can play and guys they can match with,” he explained.
As Adams has emerged, teams have begun throwing the kitchen sink at him defensively. The Fresno State product thinks that kicking inside might get him away from other teams’ top corners more often.
“(They) may not want to travel so-and-so with me inside. If that will take their No. 1 off me, and I can get some mismatches maybe on the backer or the safety or anybody else, I think that is beneficial,” he continued.
Adams was a monster last season. He caught 111 passes for 1386 yards and 13 touchdowns, which were all career highs for the 2014 second round pick.