Davante Adams gave the impression to be in a fun mood despite all the turmoil in Las Vegas this week.
The star Raiders wideout on Thursday afternoon was fidgeting with a mini basketball within the team’s locker room when he stopped himself to take a funny shot at his team’s critics.
With a smile, Adams said, “Hey, prepare for this, I’m calling it now, ‘For this reason they’re losing because they’re frightened concerning the flawed s–t,’” he said in a mocking voice imitating pundits.
“‘They’re playing basketball, f–king run the suitable route, catch the ball.’”
As he finished his jabs, he took a shot with the mini ball and sank an ideal swish.
“Catch that s–t,” Adams added for emphasis after hitting the bucket.
To say that it’s been a tumultuous week in Las Vegas could be underselling things.
The team lost on “Monday Night Football” to the Lions to complete Week 8 after which proceeded to fireside head coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler because the team skidded to a 3-5 start.
This got here after a buildup by which each players became upset and owner Mark Davis became “volatile and offended” over the team’s lackluster performance.
Adams himself had been at the middle of the team’s discontent, showing his visible frustration on the sector by slamming his helmet down on the sideline after quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo missed him on a wide-open pass.
With the Raiders floundering, Adams became at the middle of trade rumors — including a goal of the Jets, as The Post’s Brian Costello reported — but he was not moved before the Oct. 31 deadline.
In accordance with CBS Sports, at the very least one team was “ghosted” by the Raiders in potential trade talks because the turmoil within the organization hit a boiling point.
“Explains why they ghosted us … No one responded yesterday,” one team told CBS Sports NFL insider Josina Anderson.
Adams, still in Las Vegas, gets a likelihood to assist turn things around with interim coach Antonio Pierce on Sunday when the Raiders tackle the Giants.