Davante Adams Expresses Frustration as Raiders Struggle Early in Season

Davante Adams
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 24: Running back Josh Jacobs #8 and wide receiver Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders walk off the field after the team's 23-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Allegiant Stadium on September 24, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

When Davante Adams joined the Las Vegas Raiders in March 2022, hopes were high for a turnaround. However, the team’s performance has fallen short, and Adams is voicing his concerns about the organizational culture.

The Raiders posted a disappointing 6-11 record in the 2022 season, missing the playoffs, a common occurrence for the franchise over the past two decades.

The start of the 2023 season hasn’t provided much relief, with the team holding a 1-2 record. In their most recent game, they managed just 18 points in a narrow loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Adams, known for his dominant performances, has notched 25 receptions for 322 yards and three touchdowns in the first three games of the season. Last year, he caught 100 passes for 1,516 yards and led the league with 14 receiving touchdowns.

The frustration stems from the stark contrast between the Raiders’ culture and Adams’ previous experience with the Green Bay Packers, where he regularly contended for championships.

The longstanding culture issue in the Raiders’ organization dates back 20 years, with only two playoff appearances since 2003.

Adams and the Raiders hope to turn things around as they face the Los Angeles Chargers in their next game.

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