Davante Adams: Frustration about not playing led to deleted tweet

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In the hours before the Packers played the Falcons on Monday night in Week Four, wide receiver Davante Adams posted and deleted a tweet saying that he would not be playing in the game despite feeling his hamstring was well enough for him to play.

Adams wrote that he’d done “everything I need to do and proved Im ready but I guess I don’t know my body as well as others” in the deleted tweet. On Wednesday, Adams explained why he posted the tweet.

“It’s not too much to read into it to say I was frustrated,” Adams said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “Obviously, I’m a competitor. I think everybody knows that. Everybody knows what I’m about and how I play football. I don’t necessarily, obviously, understand what the club’s interest [is] and everything that goes with it. But being a competitor, like I said, and me being who I am and how I’m wired, even if I’m not 100 percent, which I said obviously at that point I felt great to play. But even if I’m not 100 percent, I mean, I’ve played few football games feeling 100 percent. So at the end of the day, a lot of that factored into the decision.”

Adams didn’t apologize for the feelings, but said taking the tweet down was the “best thing” because it eliminated a potential distraction for the team heading into the game.

It doesn’t look like there will be a need for another tweet before the Packers face the Buccaneers this Sunday. Adams was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and more of the same over the next two days should mean he plays for the first time since Week Two.

22 responses to “Davante Adams: Frustration about not playing led to deleted tweet

  1. Can’t blame a guy for being frustrated for not playing. Worry about guys that don’t want/try to play.

  2. All that matters is that Davante is playing this week and that makes the team that was winning without him even better.

    Then in a few weeks Allen Lazard will be back too…Look out world! We coming for #14!



  3. With all of the injuries this year, for once I agree with the team to give him an extra week of rest. Protect the investment.

  4. I have no problem with what Adams said and I am a Packers fan. He wants to play and does everything he can to play well.
    If all players had his fire, you’d have a heckuva team.
    On the other hand, the Packers were smart and deserve no criticism for holding him out. They beat the Falcons without Adams and Lazard, and now Adams is 100% healthy.
    It was a win-win situation.

  5. If you can’t control your emotions than you have no business on social media. Instead of deleting the tweet how about deleting the account so you don’t have to worry about this.

  6. “If you can’t control your emotions than you have no business on social media.”

    Well … that’s a nice theory anyway, but evidence suggests most people don’t care.

  7. While I admire his desire to play I do not admire venting his frustrations on social media. People with real jobs get fired for that. Find someone to vent to or buy a punching bag or something but pouting on social media isn’t the most mature way to express one’s emotions.

  8. Players are incredibly motivated to get back as they can sense something special is happening in Titletown again.

  9. when you have a farrari in your garage with the Cadillacs and the Lincolns you dont put it on the road with a cracked axle,you make sure the axle is fixed before you let it cruise and be admired.

  10. It was a miss one more game, then a bye, then a game. Miss one more game, get 2 more weeks to heal. Love the desire to compete, sometimes the good ones need protection from themselves. See you on the field Sunday.

  11. Adams is a good man from all of the interviews I’ve seen over the years. He’s not the NFL receiver primadonna we’ve come to know and ridicule. Thing is, the Falcons rushed Julio back for the same game Adams was held back from .. and Jones reinjured it. Who was right and who was wrong?

  12. ariani1985 says:
    October 15, 2020 at 1:43 pm
    Just think 8 years ago this packer team lost to Raheem Morris and Josh Freeman! Let that sink in!


    Just think, 43(?) years ago your viking team last appeared in a Superbowl! Let that sink in!

  13. Can this guy go one week without being hurt or whining. Bring back Jake Kumerow and let this baby go.

  14. cheeseisfattening says:
    October 15, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    Lots of passive aggressiveness on that team

    And talent too. Don’t forget the talent!

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