Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams addressed the media Thursday as he gets ready to face the New York Giants on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium.
It’s been a week of upheaval for the Raiders that saw the firing of coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler.
And you knew it was a new day when Adams and running back Ameer Abdulah were playing one-on-one basketball inside the locker room on a newly installed hoop.
Their spirited game was indicative of the new atmosphere around the Raiders.
“It’s not a celebration that we have a new coach and that changes were made,” Adams said. “I think it was time, one way or another, it was time for a change just to bring a little juice in and revitalize the team a little bit.”
Adams said there is still time to make something of this season and that setting a new tone could be a big part of that.
“I think it’s a mindset that we’re not trying to force, but just have moving forward to just be as positive as possible,” he said.
Could this be a pivotal moment? Adams hopes so.
“We do have a change, so there’s more of a reason, like a definitive shift,” he said. “We have a thing put in place where we can now say, all right, well, things are different now, and we’ve got an opportunity to change it. So I think that’s kind of the mindset we’re having.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.