The Green Bay Packers are currently playing for nothing. They’ve already shut down quarterback Aaron Rodgers for the year. There has been talk of shutting down receiver Davante Adams, as well.
Adams got a concussion on Sunday after a bullshit blind-side hit by Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis. It’s his second such injury this season.
So why risk Adams for two more games is some peoples’ logic? Well, why risk anybody? Why not just send the practice squad out there?
These guys are collecting game checks regardless, why should they actually have to play in the damn games?
Unlike Rodgers, it appears the Packers will not consider sending Adams to the sidelines.
“He’s pissed off,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. “He’s irritated. He’s angry. He wants to be out there. He’s our best perimeter player and he was knocked out of the game at a critical time in the game and now he can’t play again. I think it’s only natural. He’s irritated that he’s in this spot.”
There’s additional incentive for Adams to be on the field, of course. He’s playing for a new contract and no doubt wants to add to his current numbers of 74 catches, 885 yards and 10 touchdowns. Adams was three yards short of a 1,000-yard season in 2016. You know he’d like to remedy that.
The Packers have sent up a smokescreen about Rodgers and said it was in his best interests not to play anymore. Oh yeah, well then why did he play last week? The guy wants to play. He’s able to play, but he won’t be playing.
Adams needs to collect those numbers, though. So he’ll surely be out there.
I’m not a expert, but i think Adams would have to pass his concussion protocol before he can play.
Whether he stayed at 885 yards, or if he got 100,1 yards, he’s getting the same money regardless.
Of all the dumb decisions that this organization has made, or will make in the future, the decision not to shut him down for the rest of the season would rank very high on the list. He doesn’t need stats to prove his value, he will get paid regardless for these two games AND his new contract. In fact, the only way he doesn’t get paid is if he gets an ACL-type injury, or gets another concussion in these last two games. If he steps on the field against Minn or Detroit, someone should get fired because of it. I agree with the teams and players when they complain about the awful IMO Thursday games and their effect on player safety, but in this case, Adams or the Packers make the call. They have the choice to show they care about the player’s safety. And please the “he’s a competitor, you can’t keep him down” crap to yourself – shut him down, don’t give him the choice!