Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams talks about what he learned during his rookie season in an article he wrote for The Players’ Tribune. And what did he learn?
Three things, primarily.
1. Wisconsin is cold. 2. People in Wisconsin don’t constantly eat cheese. 3. How to do a successful Lambeau Leap.
Here are Adams’ instructions.
1) Get a running start. No one can get up high enough from a standing jump.
2) Do not — I repeat, do not — attempt to do the Leap after a touchdown over 50 yards, especially if it’s cold. You’re gonna be gassed and you might not make it. No one wants to see a failed Lambeau Leap.
3) Once you’re up there, enjoy it for a second. The fans will all be yelling, patting you on the helmet, spilling beer. I’m a little claustrophobic, so I usually only try to stay in the stands for three or four seconds. But you’ve gotta enjoy it. It’s a special moment.
4) Let security help pull you out. (For real. If security didn’t pull you back over onto the field, you’d never get out.)
Perhaps John Kuhn should write these down.
Adams also discusses earning Aaron Rodgers’ trust and that play in Miami. Read it here.