Jamal Adams
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New York Jets safety Jamal Adams has a few goals to accomplish in his football career: smack Odell Beckham Jr. around and make the playoffs.

Budding New York Jets star Jamal Adams doesn’t pull punches. He’s a straight shooter. So when he agreed to a recent Q&A with Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report, he rolled out his bucket list for 2018 and beyond.

When asked what receiver he would like to annihilate, he didn’t hesitate and he didn’t have to travel far to find him: Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants.

They have more in common than you’d think. Both are boisterous, former LSU Tigers and they wear their emotions on their sleeves. Not to mention, both are supremely talented.

Jamal Adams respects the hell outta OBJ and that’s probably why he’s the No. 1 receiver on his hit list. Adams knows Beckham is a tough guy to catch. He told Dunn, “He moves good. But if I can get him, I’m going to get him.”


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That type of confidence isn’t limited to individual goals for his football career. It expands to team goals as well. While the Jets haven’t been to the playoffs since 2010, don’t think Adams is lowering his expectations because of the past

Maybe Christopher Johnson isn’t willing to put a ‘playoff mandate’ on this team, but Adams sure as hell is:

“For me—as I see the locker room, it being my second year—it would definitely hurt and it would definitely shock me with the talent we have to not make the playoffs. For sure. One-hundred percent. One-hundred percent.”

Last season, this team seemingly accepted the fact that they weren’t a playoff team. This year? This team has set the bar incredibly high for themselves, even if the rest of the league doesn’t view them in that light.

Since 2010, this team has only been above .500 once (2015, 10-6). But since Adams has stepped into the program, he has brought an infectious, fiery energy that has spread to the rest of the team. Adams isn’t willing to accept average and no one else on this team should be either.

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