More and more it is looking like a very good thing that the Seattle Seahawks signed Julian Love because Jamal Adams is probably not going to be returning to start the season. I don't know this for a fact, but we've all heard head coach Pete Carroll speak enough since 2010 that you can kind of get a sense of what is going on with an injury without him fully giving the details.
Last week, Carroll met with the media and said two awful words when asked when Adams might be ready to return, "We'll see." This means there is literally no timetable for the return of Adams. Carroll also said the following horrific words, "Let's get to camp first and see what happens. It may be too much to ask. I don't know."
It...may...be...too...much...to...ask. I am no doctor and I didn't sleep in a Holiday Inn last night, but if I have a broken leg and want to return to work in a month and a doctor was to say, "That may be too much to ask," I'd be thinking that well, I better go on a long leave then and tell my employer to not expect me back anytime soon.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll doesn't not offer hope with Jamal Adams' health
On a much more positive note, the Seahawks are much better prepared entering the 2023 season then they were at the end of 2022. Signing Julian Love is a stroke of genius. Heck, even if Jamal Adams was ready to play Love might need to start anyway. Love is a very good player and is fantastic stopping the run.
Love may also be better in pass coverage than Adams. I am not saying that Love is the better player based on pure physical skill. Adams is ridiculous unique and can do things on a football field, when healthy, that few humans could ever do. But Adams does get hurt a lot and it would seem a minor miracle if he was actually healthy for a full season.
So let's assume that Jamal Adams isn't going to be back at the start of the 2023 season. That is OK. Love is a more than adequate replacement and the Seahawks defense will be just fine if Love starts while Adams sits.