Packers WR Davante Adams says offense will be ‘new-school’ under Matt LaFleur
Perhaps the most interesting NFL hire this month was the Green Bay Packers’ decision to go with Matt LaFleur, who has very limited experience on the NFL level but is still highly thought of around the league.
Packers wide receiver Davante Adams is very excited to get started with LaFleur:
“It was a great first impression,” Adams told ESPN, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “Great guy, young cat, which is great. You can be personable with him. He’s a good guy. I like his philosophy. He wants to bring in a new kind of innovative style — an illusion of complexity. I like the idea of that. He kind of explained that to me. A great first impression so we’ll see how it goes.”
First impressions are everything, and apparently, LaFleur made a good one on Adams.
Adams also likes LaFleur’s innovative offensive ideas:
“A little more innovative, some more ‘new-school’ stuff, not necessarily trick plays,” Adams said. “I think the RPO stuff will still stay alive, some of his crossing patterns, a lot of different things that maybe we didn’t do as much of in the past, he’ll bring that in. And moving me around, to get me different ways to get touches too is going to be big — moving me inside, outside, just different opportunities, putting me in spots where I can really maximize my potential.”
That is a scary thought for the rest of the league, as Adams is already one of the NFL’s best wideouts. This season, Adams hauled in 111 receptions for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns en route to his second straight Pro Bowl appearance.