New York Jets rookie safety Jamal Adams has exactly nothing to apologize about regarding his “dying on the field” remark made the other day.If Jamal Adams needs to apologize for his recent remarks, then I need to head to Hallmark and strap myself in for some serious work.
The New York Jets rookie safety has absolutely nothing to apologize for.
Earlier in the week, Adams showcased exactly how he felt about the game of football through words, via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) August 1, 2017
“I can speak for a lot of guys that play the game, we live and breathe (football) and this is what we’re so passionate about,” Adams said. “If I had a perfect place to die, I would die on the field.”
These were the words of Adams, the electrifying ball hawk of a safety who Jets fans cannot wait to watch perform on Sundays.
Naturally, thanks to this scary and extremely sensitive world we live in today, heat was immediately placed on the youngster regarding the comments. Due to the recent discovery of CTE and horror shows of stories regarding post-career lives, many nonsensical individuals found Adams’s words to be short sided and hurtful.
Head coach Todd Bowles asked Adams to explain his comments more in depth.
“My words were simply that I’m very passionate about what I do,” Adams clarified on Tuesday. “I can see where it affected some families and some people. …My comments were simply for passion. Not one time did i say anything about CTE.”
Exactly. Not one time did Adams make mention of the word CTE. For anybody to find themselves upset over the kid’s words is a complete foolish emotion. These people have to be bored out of their minds.
Stories such as Mike Webster are horror shows. It’s a sad state of affairs to see such great individuals fall from grace via concussion.
But let’s get with real life here, shall we? This kid was simply discussing himself — nobody else. He’s afforded that right.
Adams continued marching on with his explanation, intelligently choosing his words carefully.
But Adams didn’t back down. “That’s not a lie,” he said. “There’s so much sacrifice that we must do as a team to win ball games. There’s nothing like playing the game of football.”
What we have in our grasp here is a true football player who actually “gets it.” He not only plays with a certain level of passion on the field, but leads off of it as well. This is something that’s been lacking in Florham Park, New Jersey for a long time now and the LSU product is looking to remedy that.
Unfortunately, the current climate of extremely sensitive idiocy will always win thanks to its masses. It doesn’t matter what you say or how you say it. If just one person becomes insulted, the masses will grow without a true front running face to lead the charge.
It’s impossible to defeat that.
Take note, please. Adams was simply talking about himself as an individual. Not once did he bring up one other individual or how the game of football isn’t dangerous. It is, and he never made a false claim or lumped him into a broader category or group.
He was simply speaking about himself.
How anybody could get offended at that is beyond me. I don’t know. Perhaps this current sensitive social media world living in the shadows is now beyond my grasp.
Luckily, for the sake of the Jets organization, this kid does get it. He’s not only talented, but he’s brilliant. He understands the power of his words and actions off the field and the way he bounced back in explaining himself proves that notion.
He dissected his own words to a deeper degree while not backpedaling about his views.
What he did on Tuesday was perfect.
Go ahead, Jamal. You can tell us all that you’d choose nowhere else to die but the football field and Elite Sports NY will provide that round of applause other cowardly media members won’t. Play with a passion and continue to stand by your attitude.
That’s why you’re a special individual. Few can pull that off.