Davante Adams was drilled by a helmet-to-helmet block by Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis, and left the game with a concussion. It was the second concussion that Adams has suffered on a totally unnecessary play this season, and as a Packers fan I believe he is in the right in airing his grievances here:
Adams is a looming free agent, and he’s not wrong in a cynical sense that having had two concussions this season could impact his price tag on the free market. Beyond that, logic dictates that it would have been Adams and not Geronimo Allison on the receiving end of that Aaron Rodgers slant pass at the end of the game. Adams, a more talented receiver, would have been more likely to hang onto the ball.
As the Charlotte Observer detailed, this is Davis’s second incident this season:
This isn’t the first time Davis has been responsible for a questionable hit. Earlier this season against Tampa Bay, Davis was fined $48,620 for a hit on receiver Adam Humphries that drew an unnecessary roughness penalty. Davis’ hit on Adams also drew that same foul, but he was not ejected from the game for targeting. After that Davis hit, he posted to Instagram that, “Not a single part of this play was dirty! I love playing this game but if this was illegal then it’s time for me to retire!”
While Davis has shown more remorse about this play on Adams, it would qualify as an upset if he is not suspended for Carolina’s Week 16 matchup against Tampa.
UPDATE: Davis has responded to the thread: