Are Raiders players now second-guessing the team’s direction?
Davante Adams wants to win; too bad the Raiders aren’t doing much of that.
Other than what’s been dubbed an anomaly against the Saints, Adams has done what he was brought in to do. No. 17 did have his best game as a Raider after all: 10 catches, 146 receiving yards, and two touchdowns. Though it should be noted, those stats mostly came in the first half.
Much like Carr, Adams has been a team player, remaining confident in the team’s future, but Sunday after the game marked the first time Adams truly expressed some concern. And by concern, we mean abandoning the passing game when it was working.
"“So, I understand that part of it. But I also understand the part that: if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. That’s kind of the way I think. We can rush for 700 yards in a game and I’m still going to be like, ‘Hey, man, I’m ready for the ball.’ Every play. That’s just the dawg mentality and that’s why I’m here. That ain’t no secret. So, at the end of the day we don’t need to make it any spicier than it needs to be, but I think y’all feel me on that.”"
Adams’ words, shared by ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez, show that Adams is probably wondering what most in Raider Nation are also doing: “What is McDaniels doing?”
Of course, McDaniels isn’t 100 percent at fault. Carr didn’t look anywhere near as sharp in the second half. Perhaps his injury is more serious than we’re being led to believe? Did his treatment for his back wear off in the second half? I mean, there’s a lot going on there. Neither Carr nor Adams are happy with the team’s progress.
Carr is visibly frustrated with the defense fading, and Adams is wondering what’s going on with the play-calling on game day. If the team drops another egg at home this Sunday, you have to wonder if these concerns will grow louder.