Adams Rises to the Top

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Davante Adams Green Bay PackersWhen I saw Davante Adams playing his first season his rookie year, I was extremely excited. The guy had all the measurables you look for in a wide receiver and he made some outstanding plays.

Then he hit a slump.

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Suddenly, Adams was dropping just about everything that was thrown his way. Worse than that, he just looked like he had lost all confidence in himself. We kept waiting for him to get out of his slump, but he never seem to get there.

Until now.

I’ve always been a wait-and-see kind of guy when it comes to players doing well. Anyone can have a good game. Many players have a good season. But, it takes a special person to put together back to back games or seasons.

So, when Davante started showing some signs of life this season, I was hesitant to expect that he had turned the corner. I was still in a wait-and-see mode. But, his outstanding performance against the Eagles has a mustered a lot of confidence in my mind that he has finally made the turn.

Against the Eagles, Adams caught five passes and eclipse the hundred yard mark. Even more impressive, he averaged double the yards per catch that Jordy Nelson averaged (a pretty impressive feat). Plus, he added two touchdowns to boot. 

When I look at that performance (and the past few performances), I see a pretty exciting picture start to emerge. 

Despite a rough offensive start to the season, Adams and Nelson are neck and neck in receiving yard at 16th and 18th in the league respectively. That’s nice but here’s where it gets really exciting. 

Where it counts, the Packer duo is outstanding. Adams and Nelson are #3 and #4 in the league in ranking with touchdowns. Most teams are lucky to have one receiver in the top ten in that category. The Packers have two. 

Plus, Adams and company has made it clear that you don’t want to let this team get into the red zone. Inside the 20, Adams and Nelson are tied at the top of the league. And, inside the 10, Adams and Cobb are tied for 3rd in the NFL. 

When we really needed him to step up, Adams struggled mightily last season. But, this season, he is making up for it by ranking with Cobb and Nelson in a way that makes defensive coordinators struggle to figure out who to cover and who they have to go one-on-one against. 

My wait-and-see approach has now become a watch-and-see approach. Keep an eye on Davante. He’s becoming the kind of receiver that keeps defensive coaches up late at night. 

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Brady Augustine is co-owner and content creator for www.greenbaypackernation.com. He currently resides in Tennessee and also conspires with brother, JR on www.cheesnewswire.com

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