Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams was frustrated after a 25-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium.
Frustrated last week after squandering a 17-0 lead against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Frustrated the week before after a shutout loss to the New Orleans Saints.
“Pretty much the same as the other weeks,” said the perennial All-Pro wideout glumly. “Boys have to play for each other. Play a full game. That’s 60 minutes from start to finish, with fast start and finish of games. take on that burden. … Wanting to be the guy to do the play. I don’t have enough people fully committed to it at the moment.
“I think people like the idea,” Adams added. “But when it’s time to actually do it, it doesn’t happen.”
Adams continued his stellar season, catching nine passes for 126 yards and a touchdown. But the Raiders continue to weaken. Their seven losses against two wins match the seven Adams they suffered the previous two seasons with the Packers.
“We have to have everyone on the same wavelength,” he said. “Everyone has to go out there and put everything in throughout the week. Sunday is supposed to be fun and it’s the least fun day of the week right now.”
Punting after three games isn’t fun, and that’s exactly what the Raiders did on each of their first three drives.
Flipping the football on downs isn’t fun either. Exactly what they did on their fourth ride.
Adams was targeted twice on the first four possessions, catching a pass for 7 yards before finding the relationship with Carr that would help the Raiders secure multiple leads.
He hit eight of his next 12 goals, including a 48-yard touchdown pass that saw him jabbing open across the field, securing the football and sprinting into the end zone – dodging two defenders before crossing the goal line at 11:26 to play.
But the Raiders would punt on their subsequent possession after three games.
And flip the soccer ball on her last.
Carr faced a fourth and sevens at the Colts’ 16-yard line and crossfaded Adams in the end zone, who cornerback Stephon Gilmore, a former NFL Defensive Player of the Year, punched away to earn the win.
“He played the ball well,” Adams said.
Adams criticized the coaching staff after the loss to the Jaguars but refrained from doubling down on Sunday – instead focusing on “executing when it’s time”.
The Raiders are 0-6 in one-score games, squandering three leads of 17 points or more and faltering again in the fourth quarter on Sunday with an opportunity to win the game on their last possession.
“It’s not about being perfect because that’s not football. Football is the most imperfect team sport there is,” Adams said. “So at the end of the day it’s about doing your job and making the games when you’re called up and when you get the opportunity and we’re just not doing that at a high enough level right now.”
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