Davante Adams watched Lamar Jackson highlights for tips on making people miss

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A wide receiver usually wouldn’t learn much from a quarterback about how to run after the catch, but Packers wide receiver Davante Adams says he benefited from watching the way Lamar Jackson moves with the ball in his hands.

Adams said his 121-yard game on Monday night was inspired in part from watching Jackson’s outstanding game on Sunday night. Adams said he watched Jackson closely and was thinking about how he could incorporate some of the things Jackson does to help him improve in gaining yards after the catch.

“I think I led the league or was second in YAC last year, so that was something I wanted to continue to improve upon,” Adams said. “I watched probably 25 minutes worth of Lamar Jackson highlights before the game. That’s not a joke, either. I’m being dead serious. I really did.”

Adams said he looks at the way Jackson avoids tacklers and tries to do some of the same things.

“If he can do that I should be able to do half of what he’s doing out there as far as making people miss,” Adams said.

He’s a quarterback, but Jackson is one of the best runners in the league, and Adams is wise to learn from him.

11 responses to “Davante Adams watched Lamar Jackson highlights for tips on making people miss

  1. spreadthecheese says:
    September 23, 2021 at 6:30 am
    Aaron Rodgers is not going to be happy that he was looking at other quarterbacks.
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    As long as Davante is catching TD’s I’m pretty sure that AR is going to be happy.

  2. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Love him or hate him Lamar Jackson is one of a kind

  3. The only thing Adams can do is pray for more speed. Don’t try to see what a 4.2 guy is doing. You’re better off watching a WR with similar skills. However, I don’t think Adams was being serious. He’s just paying a compliment to a talented player.

  4. Lamar is so much fun to watch! He’s improved his passing and even more of a nightmare for defensive coordinators. Where are the haters at now? Cheers!

  5. Lamar is not a 4.2

    I’m not even sure he’s a 4.3

    He’s more quick, than fast. He’s sudden and elusive. But his top speed is not as high as Mike Vicks was.

  6. charliecharger, did you watch Davante on Monday night? dude is incredible. straight-line speed is not comparable to lateral quickness and has nothing to do with making people miss

  7. flaccotoboldin says:
    September 23, 2021 at 9:30 am
    Lamar is not a 4.2

    I’m not even sure he’s a 4.3

    He’s more quick, than fast. He’s sudden and elusive. But his top speed is not as high as Mike Vicks was.

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    Lamar 4.34 – He is both fast and quick.

    Vick 4.33

  8. In other news, Odell Beckham is watching film on Davante Adams trying to figure out what it takes to be a WR1.

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