Davante Adams on offensive pass interference flag: If you did a DNA test, there’s nothing on him

NFL: DEC 12 Bears at Packers
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Packers wide receiver Davante Adams was flagged for offensive pass interference on Sunday against the Bears. To say he did not agree with the call would be an understatement.

Adams said today that he never touched Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson, even suggesting a forensic analysis should be performed.

“I let the ref know that and for some reason he thought I was joking around when I told him I don’t push off,” Adams said. “I’m like, you might hear this from a lot of people, but I don’t like that call, man, because I don’t touch the DB. I’ve got a lot of stuff to worry about and touching him, messing with him, hand fighting or whatever they’re trying to say I did? If you did a DNA test on that man’s shoulder, there’s nothing on him until he touched me. If for whatever reason he collapsed, I would not be a suspect in that murder because I did not touch him before the ball came and before I got touched. But [the official] said he saw it and I think he was mad at me for yelling at him. . . . I take pride in not putting my hands on the defensive back.”

For the record, video makes clear that Adams did touch Johnson. But Adams’ comments are amusing, and anyway, the penalty didn’t really matter, as the Bears declined the penalty because the third-down pass to Adams was incomplete.

12 responses to “Davante Adams on offensive pass interference flag: If you did a DNA test, there’s nothing on him

  1. Jaylon Johnson did a great job on Davante for much of the first half.

    But games have a second half.

  2. DA seems to think that it can’t be OPI if the DB touches him first. Clearly not true. But I can’t say I’ve ever seen him get called for that before…

  3. Michael Irvin never ran a route when he didn’t push the DB’s. He rarely was called for offensive pass interference.

  4. Yeah. That wasn’t nearly as bad as Justin Jefferson on his TD catch at the end of the packers game. Dude literally threw the defender out of the way. Not called.

  5. The NBA should take note. It is ok to make calls that go against the star players. It actually adds more credibility to the game.

  6. Adams cries as much about the refs as Packer fans. E.g. an entire stadium booing a routine incomplete pass because a flag was not gifted.

  7. It wasn’t egregious or anywhere near what many receivers utilize regularly to gain separation, but on that play, that time, he pushed off.

  8. Davante Adams is a character. His press conferences are great and he’s clearly a smart and funny guy. He’s got such amazing moves that pushing off the DB is a really rare thing to see from him. But this time he did it. Receivers always get away with so much more pushing and grabbing than the DBs do. Every once in a while, it’s ok by me to see them flagged for it.

  9. tokyosandblaster says:
    December 15, 2021 at 9:26 pm
    Yeah. That wasn’t nearly as bad as Justin Jefferson on his TD catch at the end of the packers game. Dude literally threw the defender out of the way. Not called.
    ———
    Awww don’t cry.

  10. “Don’t cry” . . . coming from a fellow Viking fan. The irony is strong in this one.

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