Aaron Rodgers needs Davante Adams

Perhaps in a less surprising development from the first week of the NFL, the most accomplished receiver of Aaron Rodgers’ career with the Green Bay Packers would have been a sore miss in the team’s first game without him. While the package fell to the Vikings 23-7 in a game where their attack can never quite cope, they also had to deal with Davante Adams to show off all his talents on Sunday for the team they traded with in the off-season, Vegas. Vegas Raiders.

Adams’ trade, for a first and second round in the 2022 draft, combined with the loss in free agency for another major Rodgers target, Marques Valdes-Scantling, to create a lot of questions surrounding Green Bay’s offense at the start of the new season. . In an attempt to fill the void, it is assumed that top target Allen Lazard, who missed the first week due to injury, player Sammy Watkins, indomitable Randall Cope, and rookies Christian Watson and Romeo Dobbs. And while the quarterback is coming off back-to-back MVP seasons, suggesting he could make a champion out of any player with fringes, maybe just a few weeks of training camp without any pre-season action wasn’t enough for a renewal. A group of seekers fuse their life forces with Rodgers’ sacred aura of dynamic energy. at least, The practice Rodgers has been complaining about all the way down in August He reappeared to set the tone for the first attack play of the melee.

The Packers’ first-half drives ended with three balls, a deep cup-throw attempt interception, and a failed conversion at the goal line fourth. Then that sack chaos at the start of the third quarter, aided by an already injured offensive line, put the Vikes 20-0 ahead and pretty much killed any remaining hope that this day could contain a positive first step forward.

The Packers’ leading receiver in this game was their back, AJ Dillon, who had five assists for just 46 yards. Their best actual WR game, the Doubs, caught four for 37. Another way to put it in perspective: Davante Adams earned 21 more yards for the Raiders on Sunday than every packer listed as a receiver combined. Although Vegas failed to win over the Chargers, Adams looked stunning, flapping Boltmen’s defense with confident hands and flapping feet. You are A full set of his contributions can be seen herebut out of his 10 catches for 141 yards and a TD, this was the route most people seemed to be talking about.

After recording his amazement With the return of Adams trading in the springAnd, watching Minnesota WR Justin Jefferson dance through his defense all day, it was fun to see the Rodgers go ahead. I told you So In the front office after a loss. But more predictably, he kept the mood light and forgiving when discussing his new receiving team.

“Look, we must be patient with these men,” He said. “They’re young. They weren’t on fire. Patience will be weaker as the season goes on, but expectations will be high. We’ll keep them accountable, but it will happen. There will be drops. I hate seeing it in the first play, but it’s part of it – there will be drops throughout the season.”

Given the Packers’ recent history, it’s not at all hard to see why the mood is so cool even after such an ugly kick. Just last year, Rodgers and Green Bay opened the year to an embarrassing 38-3 defeat by the Saints, then won 13 of 15. By decent results – they were 4-6 before reaching the NFC title game in 2016, losing to black That goes down to 1-2 before you do the same in 2014. At this point, Aaron Rodgers has seen it all, in that dimension and there likely are many others, so there’s no reason to feel steamy about a single stupid loss. But it would be funny if he reluctantly returned to Green Bay just to deal with this all year long.