Davante Adams Reveals Why Packers Have Been Successful at Extending Plays this Season

Published 12/17/2020, 3:39 PM EST


With 14 touchdowns this season, Davante Adams is having the best season of his career. With a revitalized Aaron Rodgers in the pocket, the Rodgers-Adams duo has been as lethal as ever this season. Adams, who was drafted by the Packers back in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft, has been a key component of the team’s receiving corps. 

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While talking to the media, Davante was asked about the team’s ability and effectiveness in extending plays this season. Something which is crucial to win a ballgame. 

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Running through the drills

Davante said that the extra year the WR corps has gotten under its belt with Aaron Rodgers has helped them in extending plays. Something he feels has benefitted the younger players as well.

“Well, I just think we have had an extra year together so being able to get more reps in practice (has helped). You know, we have a lot of young guys who haven’t been around and you see the beneficiaries of the scramble drill,” Davante said.

November 5, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) runs the football against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Jamar Taylor (47) during the third quarter at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Davante said having a better understanding of where the players fit in has helped them be different from last year. And arguably more effective.

“You’re gonna see a lot of times where this year in the second play of the game, the play breaking down and we can find any cue. Last year that maybe that didn’t happen and the ball got thrown away and the play isn’t any good. So I think just having those reps and understanding where you fit in in a scramble drill mode. Being able to have that urgency, finding the open spots and just letting it come to you naturally. It’s probably been different this year,” Davante added.

Davante and team pushing to get better

Davante also highlighted how having a new system and new coaches has pushed the group to up their game. 

“Having a new system coming in new coaches and everything last year, you got to kind of find your rhythm and it’s not gonna be it’s not easy. I know, some of the things we do on the field, we make it look easy, but it’s difficult. It’s hard to get on the same page when other guys are trying to get on the same page and obviously have a plan for what you’re doing,” Davante said.

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“They know we when we break that initial play and things break down we start trying to look around for receivers and stuff. You know guys tend to be able to catch on so if you’re not on top of it, you’re not playing it the best you ever have, you know and we’re not on the same page,” he added.

Davante’s Packers have already clinched their division with 3 games to play. But the job is not done yet. With the playoffs in the horizon, Davante and the Packers will know that primetime starts now. 

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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