Seahawks defensive back Jamal Adams is the most misunderstood player in today’s game.
Seahawks fans and analysts alike have thrown a ridiculous amount of shade at their star safety this year. They have thrown darts at him for lack of coverage skills. They have attacked him for missed tackles or making ‘business decisions.’ However, it is time to take a moment and understand how lucky the Seahawks are to have a player of his caliber on this defense.
It is time that to stop comparing Jamal Adams to any other defensive back. Instead, start appreciating one of the most gifted and misunderstood players in the league for what he does bring to the game.
I am not saying Jamal Adams is perfect. However, respect needs to be given. The defense hasn’t played with this level of fire and competitiveness since before Richard Sherman was released.
Speaking of Sherman, the best comparison I can think of for Adams’ style of play would be the cerebral gifts of Richard Sherman, the athletic gifts of Earl Thomas and the tone-setting ability of Kam Chancellor. He is all 3 players wrapped into one, style-wise of course.
The article is going to break down a few aspects of Jamal Adams’ game that really need to have more light shone upon them. Seattle spent a king’s ransom to acquire the star safety, including giving the Jets two first round picks. He is proving that to be well worth the investment.