Davante Adams had some harsh comments about the Raiders, but now he’s clearly trying to do some damage control.
It was just this past offseason that Davante Adams was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders, putting him at the wide receiver position to reunite with former Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr. The results certainly weren’t what the organization was hoping for when they made such an aggressive luxury move.
After a 6-11 season, the Raiders have shaken things up, clearly taking a step back from where they think they are with roster construction. Carr is gone, now signed to New Orleans, while Las Vegas landed Jimmy Garoppolo to lead their offense.
With all of these changes, Adams was pretty harsh on the front office and coaching staff, saying that he doesn’t “clearly” see the best path for success for the Raiders, but that he’s going to try. and buy and be positive, stating that it was not what the recipient expected, but that it was “reality”.
Those comments, of course, made some waves and cast some doubt on Adams’ future in Las Vegas.
Raiders news. Davante Adams is working on damage control after the front office criticized the team’s plan
However, in light of any backlash, Adams made a savvy veteran move on social media to try to do some damage control and save face. Not long after his comments were posted, he posted an Instagram story featuring himself and Raiders general manager Dave Ziegler together, calling Ziegler “the man.”
While Adams may be interested in giving the impression that everything is fine, it’s worth noting that the only thing he hasn’t done is deny or push back on the critical comments he’s made. As such, it makes sense that he’s just trying to smooth things over rather than erase the sentiment.
And indeed, for Adams, it’s a tough line. When he arrived with the Raiders, the trade sent the message that Vegas intends to try to contend right now; they don’t do such expensive deals unless they are. So with the team missing the playoffs by a mile and now reversing course, the receiver has every right to be a little angry about the situation.
Does that mean his time with the Raiders will be over sooner than expected? Does that mean he’ll play through his displeasure with the situation? Will he try to get the Raiders to make another move? It’s impossible to say, but the whole situation is undeniably one to watch for the rest of the offseason.