Jamal Adams might be back soon
Jamal Adams, the oft-injured Seahawks safety who has also had some emotional control issues this year, has missed the last two games for Seattle. Maybe it's just coincidence, but the Seahawks defense has been better in the last two games as well. This could be due to Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts being sick in Week 15 and then Seattle playing the offensively challenged Tennessee Titans in Week 16.
But with Adams missing, the coverage deep in the secondary seems much better and the communication on the field overall seems improved. Julian Love has taken on most of the snaps that Adams would have gotten and Love has been terrific with 3 interceptions over the last three games and playing a punishing style of safety. Love's good play also appears to have made things easier of free safety Quandre Diggs as well.
In Week 15, not only did Adams not play with a knee (or shoulder or arm) injury, but he wasn't even at the stadium even though Seattle was playing at Lumen Field. To be clear, the Seahawks seem to be better without Adams so any chance of Adams coming back to play this season does not appear to be a good one.
Adams returned to practice in limited fashion on Wednesday. Pete Carroll was non-committal on whether Adams was going to return in Week 17 or Week 18. Based on what we have seen in the last couple of games, let's hope Adams stays home and doesn't play.