Las Vegas Raiders’ wide receiver Davante Adams was relieved to have controlled the narrative surrounding his meeting with his old team, the Green Bay Packers, in Monday Night Football.
Adams moved from Green Bay to Vegas last year, a move many questioned, but the 30-year-old felt an element of vindication after helping his new employers to a 17-13 win.
“It was good,” he said. “I wish I could have been able to send them off with a few more plays made, but at the end of the day, we beat them.
“Now nobody can make up this crazy narrative and talk about how I shouldn’t have left and all of this stuff that was getting ready to come if we didn’t win. So, glad to get that win over them. We just want to beat everybody.”
Adams’ contribution was hampered by an injured right shoulder suffered against the Los Angeles Chargers last week. He claimed four catches for 45 yards as the Raiders relied on running back Josh Jacobs and some stout defense to get over the line.
“We just found a way to execute,” he added. “Got a call for me and then I just went up and won the matchup, and it was as simple as that, basically.”
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Despite much of the focus in the build-up focusing on Adams slugging it out against his former team-mates, he conceded it was nice to see some familiar faces.
“It was hard not to be friendly with a couple of those guys out there just because I’m so used to being on the same side of the field with them,” Adams said.
“It was a lot of respect out there, on both sides. So, it was good to see them, good to chop it up before and after. And like I said, still glad we beat them, but it was good to see those guys.”