Apparently, some people on the Green Bay Packers are tired of the media and fans trashing receiver Davante Adams.
So they’ve come to his defense. Sort of.
They’ve done so by creating a convenient excuse for Adams’ poor play.
“In fairness to him, he’s had some ankle issues that have hurt him,” receivers coach Alex Van Pelt said Monday. “Did you see him running today? He’s struggling. He’s toughing it out but…”
Fellow receiver Randall Cobb echoed that diagnosis.
Adams injured his ankle in week 2. He re-injured it in week 3 and then missed the Packers’ next three games. Now they’re saying Adams aggravated the injury against Minnesota.
What are we saying?
This could very well just be an excuse to take some of the heat off Adams.
“Oh, well, he’s hurt. That’s why he isn’t playing well.”
That, of course, doesn’t take into account the fact that Adams played a terrible game the first time the Packers faced the Lions, this season. And that was the week before he supposedly re-injured himself against Minnesota.
But let’s assume that it’s not a conveniently-fashioned excuse. That Adams really is injured again.
What the hell is he doing on the field then?
We understand that guys want to play, but if they’re hurting the team, then the coaches need to step in and make a change.
Injured or not, Adams is hurting the team and something needs to be done.
We have our doubts. We’ve seen this exact same situation play out before on numerous occasions.
Tramon Williams comes to mind. After a Pro Bowl year in 2010, Williams injured his shoulder in 2011. He missed only one game, but his play dropped off dramatically.
He wasn’t as solid in coverage and couldn’t or didn’t want to tackle. Then low and behold, after the season we hear that, “Oh, yeah, I played the whole season with a badly injured shoulder. Sorry, guys.”
Even if the Packers weren’t aware of the severity of the injury, which we find hard to believe, it was plain as day that Williams wasn’t playing well. Did they bench him or sit him out a few games to heal up?
Just kept sending him out there to stink the joint up.
Do you think they’ve learned a lesson from that?
We find the notion that this group of clowns would change their ways laughable.
If Adams is injured, he should sit and heal. We find the idea that an injury is slowing him a little too convenient, however.
I might not be an expert, but don’t most people catch the ball with their hands? Please explain how an ankle injury causes a “professional” football player to drop a pass that hits him in BOTH hands.
My thoughts as well.
James Jones did this shit. Had balls bouncing off his face in that recent playoff game against San Fran (cut shortly after), and then he explained his pile of injuries. Well, great, way to tough it out, but shit
Roddy White had an entire season demolished by an early high ankle sprain maybe 2 or 3 years ago, so it’s possible… but I’m not convinced Adams is any good to begin with. Any if you remember that drop against the Patriots last season? Would have walked into the end zone. His issues go beyond an ankle injury
Man, when they’re both healthy, Jordy/Cobb/Ty is going to be NASTY
Ty is another slot receiver. We need a big No.2, our receivers outside of Jordy are 6’1 and under. Not to mention they aren’t even fast for being short. I wish they’d get Janis some reps.
my ankle bone is connected to my wrist bone?
Yeah… they are all injured.
The entire OL is banged up. Rodgers is dinged. Lacy was hurt.
Cobb, Adams, Montgomery, Abbrederis are all hurt.
Jones and Janis seems to be the only WR healthy. Janis can’t run a route to save his life and his blocking is lacking. Jones seems to be losing his wheels.
The playcaller is learning on the job.
We wonder why the offense has been so awful?
I got it now, the wrist bone that got injured playing “Madden”.
That’s interesting, considering that Adams hasn’t been on the injury list the last 3 games.
I believe all 31 teams have players that are banged up and injured at this point of the season. If i’m Alex Van Pelt, i would just stfu and be thankful i’m still employed.
Let me guess, after using injuries as an excuse for Adams, he follows that up with we don’t use injuries as an excuse.
It seems like whenever a player plays poorly (for any player) injury is used as an excuse. Think Peyton manning last year.
Sounds like you went to medical school with the Packers medical staff.
Pats cut a guy who can’t catch punts. This is a performance league not an excuse league. Get somebody else who can catch. Adams is slow, can’t catch, can’t run proper routes. I can go out there and suck, get someone else.