“It Definitely Was Annoying”: Davante Adams Shares Frustration on Ravens’ Continuous Double Coverage

Published 12/23/2021, 1:13 PM EST
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – SEPTEMBER 13: Davante Adams #17 of the Green Bay Packers looks on during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Packers defeated the Vikings 43-34. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)


The duo of Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers is the scariest duo in the NFL today. When you play against this dangerous pairing, your defense needs to be tight and creative which sometimes may annoy the players.

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Why did the Baltimore Ravens play ultra-defensive against the Packers?

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If the adage when it rains, it pours needed an example, the Ravens would be the perfect fit. Long story short, the Ravens before the Packers match were experiencing a major injury crisis and were in a pathetic situation. In such circumstances, the Ravens had little choice but to return to a more grounded and defensive style of play.

As a result, the Ravens were forced to use double coverage to thwart Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers’ combo. The latter post-match revealed how impressed he was by the Ravens’ defense. “It was one of the most interesting defensive schemes that I’ve seen in a long time,” Rodgers said.

Oct 24, 2021; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) celebrates with Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: Samantha Madar-USA TODAY Sports|Courtesy: Reuters

Davante Adams both impressed and annoyed by the double coverage

In a sport where both teams have an equal number of players, if one team chooses to employ two players on a single player, it shows how good that player is. The Ravens defense against the Packers tried doing this to Davante Adams which annoyed the player but also impressed him.

Post-match, Davante Adams revealed that it was a sign of respect for sure but it was getting on his nerves as well. “It’s a sign of respect, but it definitely was annoying. So hopefully it doesn’t happen too much going forward,” revealed the wide receiver.

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His captain and teammate Aaron Rodgers also had the same opinion. “They were trying to stop Davante. Some of the pre-snap alignments are stuff I just haven’t seen. I told him in the tunnel after the game, ‘That’s the greatest respect level that someone can give you, to literally line up two guys on you for the majority of the game,” said the Green Bay captain.

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Suresh Menon is an NFL and Football writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xavier's College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite soccer club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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