Davante Adams focused on what’s in front of him – Green Bay Packers News

Davante Adams focused on what’s in front of him – Green Bay Packers News

GREEN BAY – From the receiving yards to the touchdowns, Davante Adams gave the Packers everything they could’ve asked for during his third NFL season.

Still, that didn’t stop receivers coach Luke Getsy from issuing a challenge to Adams this spring.

The talk had nothing to do with Adams eclipsing his breakthrough campaign of 75 receptions, 997 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, though.

Instead, Getsy’s message had to do with leadership.

“He and I talked about him growing in that area,” Getsy said. “He’s done a great job in meetings and giving the young guys some really good perspectives this offseason. The words he’s choosing and when he’s choosing them – he’s been hitting the right buttons.”

Adams knows his place in a receiver room that features two Pro Bowl veterans in Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, who possess 15 years of combined NFL experience.

At the same time, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound Adams also understands more will be asked of him in the meeting room and practice field in the wake of his 2016 season.

Adams received a small taste of that last week after the Packers dismissed Nelson, Cobb and the rest of the team’s veterans from minicamp. While Adams led the group in each individual drill and was the veteran voice in the classroom, it wasn’t anything the 24-year-old receiver isn’t used to.

“I’ve had a lot of practice with doing that since I’ve been here because that’s kind of the way our wideout room flows,” Adams said. “We all learn from each other. Just because you play a long time doesn’t mean you don’t have room where you can learn things. Obviously with me…

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