Seattle Seahawks: 5 takeaways from loss versus Bills
By Jake Luppino
After shaking off the rust, Jamal Adams played in rare form
Jamal Adams has missed significant time since injuring his groin in Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys. 12s were eager to get all the pro safety back and he showed why in the Week 9 loss. In the first half, Adams looked a little rusty as he was a step late on certain plays. But, I would say just before half and start of the third, Adams entered rare form.
He began flying all over the place and was very effective in rushing the passer. One thing we noticed in the Week 8 defeat over the 49ers was the Seahawks tendency to bring pressure. They once again relied on the pressure to get home and it was somewhat successful as the Seahawks had 7 sacks. Jamal Adams finished the game with 1.5 sacks and 3 quarterback hits.
One of his better plays in the game was when he blitzed off the edge, bull-rushed TE Dawson Knox, and then wrapped up Josh Allen for the sack. Adams once again struggled in coverage, but I mean, cornerbacks can barely guard Stefon Diggs. I do not think Seahawk fans have the expectations of a lockdown safety for Adams. He is most dangerous coming off the edge blitzing.
On Sunday, he was pretty much playing the linebacker position along with Bobby Wagner. Josh Allen didn’t take off with the ball much and that was primarily because of the threat of Adams as a spy. It was nice to see Adams back on the field and I expected such rust in the first half as he hadn’t played in over a month.
I know the defense played poorly, but there is always good with the bad. This week, it was the return of Jamal Adams and the debut of Carlos Dunlap that gave Seahawk fans some hope for the future of this season.