After that the blockbuster trade that shipped Jamal Adams into the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams created a stir when he stated the All-Pro security may get “bored” playing a strategy that will not use him the exact same way he did.
Adams’ leading Seahawks introduction suggests that will not be a issue.
“I wasn’t bored,” a grinning Adams stated in a reference Williams’ opinions after Seattle’s 38-25 win within the Atlanta Falcons. “I was blitzing. I was having fun.”
Adams was throughout the area Sunday while leading the Seahawks together with 12 tackles, which included 2 for a reduction. One was a sofa of Matt Ryan, that Adams pushed other instances as the Seahawks blitzed him early and frequently off the border. They’ve never been heavy blitzing defense under trainer Pete Carroll, however their strategy to take advantage of Adams’ ability as a blitzer was apparent from the opener.
Adams’ remark about not being bored came in reaction to a question regarding just how much the Seahawks are employing him as a blitzer in contrast to his three seasons with the Jets.
“It’s about the same, to be honest,” he explained.” It may have been a tiny bit longer. It reminded me a small amount of [former coach] Todd Bowles if Todd Bowles utilized me my first couple of decades. But just out there making plays whenever my name is called or my number is called. I’m attempting to do anything I could to help the team win and get placed in the ideal position to find the ball straight back to [Russell Wilson], since clearly you receive the ball straight back to 3, he is likely to make exceptional plays.”
Wilson finished 31 of 35 moves for 322 yards and four touchdowns Sunday. According into the NFL, his 88.6% completion rate was tied to the third-highest markers in one match in league history to get a participant who tried at least 35 moves.
“I’m not used to it,” Adams stated when asked what it was like observing Wilson and Seattle’s crime score 38 points. “It’s exciting. It’s exciting to know when we do come off the field we can definitely make our adjustments, catch a breather. For Russ to go out there and do what he’s always done, I’m just happy to be a part of this organization. These guys are telling me they’re happy I’m here, but I’m really happy I’m here man.”
Adams seemed to receive his hands in an early Ryan pass but wasn’t blamed for a pass defensed on the official stat sheet.
“Defensively, you couldn’t help but watch Jamal Adams,” Carroll said. “He was all over the place. He had 12 or so tackles and a sack and was close on a couple others and just made some beautiful plays, tackles and hits and pressures and all of that. He’s an extraordinary football player.”
The bundle of picks the Seahawks composed for Adams — that comprised first-rounders at each of the subsequent two drafts — has been termed by some observers to be excessive given that he does not play what is typically regarded as a highest position, nor does he take the ball away as frequently as other leading safeties. Adams includes just two interceptions in 3 seasons. He believed he was likely to cap off his afternoon with a selection of Ryan’s Hail Mary effort on Atlanta’s final drama, however Quandre Diggs beat him to it.
“He knows I’ve only got two interceptions and everybody talks about my interceptions, so he took it from me,” Adams stated in an amused tone. “I did not see him coming. At the end of the day, that’s just a hell of a player for him to come from the backside … I’m just happy. I’m happy we got the win. I know the pick opportunities will come when they come and I’m happy for Diggs. I told him I’m not mad at him one bit. It is what it is. At the end of the day, the most important thing was getting a W.”
In addition to what Adams can perform on the subject, a part of this Seahawks’ motivation for obtaining him was their desire to add his powerful character to a locker area which they feel has dropped some of its advantage because the heyday of these Legion of Boom.
Carroll stated “there’s no doubt” which Adams’ energy rubs off on teammates.
“He is such an energetic personality,” Carroll said. “He’s got so much fire in him and he’s an incredible competitor. Does it rub off? Yes. I’m so thrilled he’s on our team and we got him. Not just for the play but what else he brings and how he affects other people, and he’ll continue to do that.”