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Davante Adams is a Rising Star!

Davante Adams

Are you ready for a chuckle? This should do the trick.

Sports Illustrated released this Davante Adams “rising star” video on Monday. The footage was clearly shot just prior to the 2015 season.

As you’ll recall, Adams’ 2015 season was a trash heap of drops, poorly-run routes and flailing, unathletic attempts to catch the football. The guy actually regressed from his rookie season, catching 50 balls for 483 yards and just one touchdown.

That was 9.7 yards per reception in case you were wondering.

Adams caught 38 for 446 (11.7 per) and three touchdowns as a rookie.

In other words, he didn’t turn into a rising star like Sports Illustrated wanted to predict.

The curious thing here is, why did this video just appear on Monday? It clearly pegs Adams for a breakout year during his second season.

The only explanation we can come up with is either, A. someone totally forgot about it and just said, “Eh, might as well put this out there now,” or, B. SI quickly saw Adams wasn’t going to break out in his second season, decided they didn’t want to look stupid, and shelved the video only to release it in April of the following year when, seemingly, no one would notice.

We can’t say for certain, but we find it hilarious nonetheless.

Davante Adams: RISING STAR!!!

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Mordecai Jones

Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!

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23 Comments

  1. Tuson Packer April 5, 2016

    Or, C; Maybe SI is “MENTALLY RETARDED” right, Mordecai?!

  2. WtF April 5, 2016

    I understand that Davante Adams had a less than impressive second season. What I don’t understand is why this site, and so many of the commenters seem so gleeful that he did. Remember he did have a severe ankle injury that hindered him for most of the season. Shouldn’t you hope players on your favorite team well, and not bad? It seems like there’s something beneath here. Hummmmmmm. I wonder it what is?

  3. chaka April 5, 2016

    DROPante doesn’t have good enough hands to be on the practice squad. He was a high draft choice so he gets chance after chance. Janis should be in his spot. When called upon, Janis had a career game vs. AZ that DROPante will never be able to duplicate.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK April 5, 2016

      Amen Chaka.

      1. Packers fan April 5, 2016

        Ted Thompson drafted Adams. TT and Dom Capers should be fired before Mike McCarthy. MM can stay. I like McCarthy. The only thing I don’t like about him is his playcalling. That’s it. MM should go last if he was fired.

        1. MMTTDCSUCK April 7, 2016

          Agreed, although MM is not much better IMHO.

          1. Packers fan April 7, 2016

            Whats wrong with MM? Why do you call him Buffoon? MM can stay the only thing I don’t like about him is is playcalling.

  4. Skinny April 5, 2016

    He will be the first 3 time winner of the training camp MVP award.

  5. Kato April 5, 2016

    Lol. I hope you guys are wrong about him. It would be a good thing because it would be great for our offense.

  6. JD April 5, 2016

    Please, gone.

  7. MJ April 5, 2016

    Do what the Packers do when players don’t pan out: try him at OLB.

    1. MMTTDCSUCK April 5, 2016

      True . . .

  8. Packers fan April 5, 2016

    That is a dumb article. He is not a rising star and he will never be. He drops passes. Jared Cook is athletic kinda like Ladarius Green and he can stretch down the field but he does drop passes like Davante Adams. I hope this year the receiving corps go like this:
    1. Jordy Nelson
    2. Randall Cobb (slot receiver)
    3. Jeff Janis (he may have stone hands but he is fast)
    4. Ty Montgomery (Slot receiver 2)
    5. Jared Abbrederis
    That’s how it should be this year. Adams should not be on the field at all unless it is preseason. Davante Adams sucks always have and always will. Never liked him at all.

  9. V April 5, 2016

    Again, Ted “missed” out on drafting stud WR Allen Robinson who went to the Jags several picks after Dick Adams.

    1. ay hombre April 6, 2016

      Where’s your mock draft V? Oh that’s right…you like to be Mister Hindsight. Put your money where your mouth is.

  10. PF4L April 6, 2016

    What was different for Adams from the 2014 and 2015 season?

    Jordy was out, Adams wasn’t the forgotten man anymore. When the defense doesn’t have to key on Nelson, it’s a different ballgame. The defense got tighter on Adams.

    We learned a couple things last season, without speed somewhere on the outside, this offense has trouble clicking.

    We also learned that Cobb is clearly not a #1 receiver that he needed to be, although he is paid like one. A great compliment, when Jordy is playing. Without Jordy, not so much.

    With Jordy back, a fast Cook, i still think the 2016 offense can be lethal. Maybe not 2011 lethal, but far, far better than last season.

    1. Phatgzus April 6, 2016

      Davante also had an ankle injury last year, and was only in his second year. Give him another season before judging.

      1. Packers fan April 6, 2016

        He will not be good next year. He is a bust. I already gave up on him last season. I am seriously done with Davante Adams. He should be cut.

  11. icebowl April 6, 2016

    That’s what they said about AJ Hawk….

  12. Mike Ditka's Mom April 6, 2016

    Fire ’em all!!

  13. Mike Ditka's Mom April 6, 2016

    Cut ’em all!! Then fire ’em!!

  14. Mike Ditka's Mom April 6, 2016

    Ted misses on all his picks!! Rodgers, Nelson, Lacy, etc. Horrible. You can’t win the Super Bowl every year with players like that. Bring Peyton Manning back. He knows how to win! And fire Thompson!!

  15. Mike Ditka's Mom April 6, 2016

    Jeff Janis is so good he should be the QB, coach, and GM. Who cares if it was just one game? Like you, I have no idea what I’m talking about. Fire Thompson!