Patriots coach Bill Belichick is in awe at All-Pro wideout Davante Adam

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Davante Adam, an elite receiver, will be the opponent for the New England Patriots on Sunday. Bill Belichick, Patriots head coach, has nothing but respect and admiration for Davante Adams as his team prepares for their match against the Las Vegas Raiders.

Adams has previously had success against New England, catching 12 passes to gain 161 yards and scoring a touchdown in 2 games against them. He caught six passes from 11 targets and gained 121 yards in his most memorable performance, which was November 2014. He averaged 20.2 yard per reception, making it very difficult for New England’s defense.

He caught six passes on nine targets, for 40 yards, and scored a touchdown in the second meeting. He was quieter that day, but he still managed to make an impact.

Belichick was able to see Adams in person at training camp. New England participated in joint practices with Raiders before they faced off in the preseason finale. The All-Pro receiver was treated with respect by the coach. as transcribed by NESN.com’s Dakota Randall.

“Good, really good,” said Belichick. “Really special to see him up close on the practice field. I saw him at Green Bay. That was his breakthrough game. It was where he got his career started. Great ball skills, smooth and very skilled runner. Slick. Excellent length. He does a great job changing speeds. He’s just a really hard guy to cover with elite ball skills and elite, I would say, intelligence and savviness — if that’s a word.”

New England will have a lot of work ahead of them as they try to win their second consecutive game. Their playoff chances would be greatly improved if they win Sunday’s game.

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Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire

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