Green Bay Packers safety Morgan Burnett was worried when he saw teammate Davante Adams leave last Thursday night’s game on a stretcher after a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan. But he wasn’t surprised when he saw Adams return to the field yesterday and catch seven passes for 66 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with just 11 seconds left. Burnett joined The Jim Rome Show on Monday and praised his teammate’s quick return to the field.
“It really didn’t shock me because Davante is very tough guy,” Burnett said on CBS Sports Radio. “He’s going to work his butt off and he’s going to get back on the field anyway possible. And to just see what he did, I mean you’re happy for him because he’s been doing that on the practice field since he stepped here in Green Bay. Just to be able to showcase that on a big platform like that for everyone else on the outside to see, that was big for Davante.”
Adams’ late touchdown was the difference in a football game that saw multiple lead changes in the game’s final minutes. And it was what the Packers expected heading to Dallas. Burnett talked about the mental toughness the Packers have, something that Burnett feels is key to the team’s success.
“I feel like we got a real gritty team. Guys that are just going to fight, find ways to get the job done no matter what the circumstances are, no matter what’s put in front of us,” Burnett said. “We know that if you give us four quarters, we are going to fight to the very end and know that at the end of the day when we walk off the field, we are going to walk off with our heads held high knowing that we put our best foot forward each and every game.”
That kind of attitude has come in handy as the Packers deal with another rash of injuries, just as they did last year. And that’s why Burnett says the team is going to keep their head down, even after winning their third-straight to take the Packers to 4-1.
“Only thing we have to do is keep an even keel mindset,” Burnett said. “It’s easier said than done, but coming off a big win, you get to a certain point where you want to feel good about yourself. You want to start patting yourself on the back but you got to keep an even keel mindset.
“You can’t get too high with the highs can’t get too low with the lows and just keep pushing because we got one goal. And we set that goal at the beginning of the season and we got to find ways to get better to achieve that ultimate goal.”