Three Seattle Seahawks that cannot be counted on in 2023

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Seahawks cannot count on safety Jamal Adams

I like Jamal Adams and I think he is a team-first guy. Jamal Adams probably wants to be on the field and play at a high level and be used in the right way in the Seahawks defensive scheme. Heck, in the glimpse we saw of Adams in Week 1 of the 2022 season, it appeared defensive coordinator Clint Hurtt had a really good idea of how to implement Adams.

In 15 snaps in Week 1 against the Denver Broncos, Adams had 3 tackles, a pass defended, and a quarterback hit. He was active and looked a lot more like the 2020 version of Adams who had 9.5 sacks than the 2021 version when Adams had zero. But then, as always seems to happen with Adams, he got hurt and Adams missed the rest of the season.

Since coming to Seattle in 2020, Adams has missed 25 of a possible 50 games. Literally half the time the Seahawks have played, Adams couldn’t make it. Another concern is that Adams doesn’t always injure the same body part. He has hurt his shoulder (twice), his fingers, his leg, and likely other things. Adams just seems to be made out of glass and has a body that seems to be closer to 50 years old than the 27 that Adams actually is.

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Adams might be ready for the start of the 2023 season. He is still working his way back from the quadriceps injury suffered in 2022. But is there any realistic expectation that Adams can come back before Week 1 and then stay healthy for nearly an entire season? That surely can’t be counted on.