Aaron Rodgers: Ravens’ double coverage showed “greatest respect” for Davante Adams

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Packers wide receiver Davante Adams had only 44 receiving yards on Sunday against the Ravens, but Aaron Rodgers said Sunday’s game may have shown more than ever what a great player Adams is.

Rodgers said the Ravens focused their coverage on Adams to a greater extent than he’s previously seen from any opponent, a sign that the Ravens believed stopping Adams is the key to stopping the Packers’ offense.

“It was one of the most interesting defensive schemes that I’ve seen in a long time,” Rodgers said. “They were trying to stop Davante. Some of the pre-snap alignments are stuff I just haven’t seen. I told him in the tunnel after the game, ‘That’s the greatest respect level that someone can give you, to literally line up two guys on you for the majority of the game.'”

Despite the Ravens doing everything they could to take away his No. 1 receiver, Rodgers still completed 23 of 31 passes for 268 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions. The Packers’ offense is tough to stop, no matter how hard the defense tries to shut down Adams.

15 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: Ravens’ double coverage showed “greatest respect” for Davante Adams

  1. I was shocked the Ravens practice squad corners erased Adams.

    Hopefully not a sign of things to come. Lazard and MVS are wildly inconsistent.

  2. This team is getting healthier and stronger down the stretch, with the return of some key players imminent. I think the only thing that keeps Rodgers in Green Bay after this season is winning the SuperBowl. He will want to win two in a row and staying right where he represents the best chance to do it. If the Packers come up short, he’s a goner and I’m OK with that. He’s become no different to me than Lance Armstrong or Ryan Braun or Rafael Palmeiro. A liar is a liar is a liar. Let him go.

  3. Nothing new. Teams double Tae for the majority of the game every game.

    8 different receivers caught passes last nite. That is having weapons.

    Funny to watch people pretending to be Packers fans on Twitter cutting on Aaron Rodgers. Aaron gets cheered everywhere he goes in Wisconsin. He knows how REAL Packers fans feel about him. No one pays those pretending to be Packers fans any mind.



  4. And all with 2nd and 3rd stringers on the OL. They’ll be even tougher when they get some starters back.

  5. And it worked. The Ravens somehow managed to hold the greatest team in football to only 31 points.

  6. Adams is one of the top 3 receivers in the game and the Ravens are down to their 4th or 5th CB, so why won’t he be double covered. This is lesson for Rams, either allow Ramsey to follow Adams or double cover him.

  7. Yes, the double coverage showed great respect, but what I didn’t get was how Baltimore pretty much only has 1 legit weapon on offense, yet gb couldn’t come up with the idea of giving more coverage to Mark Andrew’s. So many catches came off of such basic routes and Andrew’s getting lost in the zones. I know Andrew’s is a very good tight end, but when he’s the only player on offense with a reputation of making plays, why not double cover him too?

  8. This is why Aaron Rodgers is clearly the league MVP. Take away his top weapon and he still finds a way to dominate. It’s not even close…AR12 MVP #4.

  9. Not ashamed to say it — best QB and best WR in the NFL — the Pack would be nuts not to retain both. The only negative thing I can say is that I also respect Adams off the field, not the other guy.

  10. The pass catching depth of the Packers was the difference in the game, as it has been most of the season. The Packers are deep at nearly all positions, but particularly WR and OL. Rodgers missed two wide-open receivers that would’ve been TD’s. That’s on Rodgers.

  11. This game should have been a blowout! Raven’s defense has less than a handful of starters left! And, only a few more on offense!
    The team is full of practice players and reserves!

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