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Forget representation of the AFC in the Pro Bowl. New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams is appropriately eyeing up Tom Brady.

Robby Sabo

Jamal Adams is a pup. Born in 1995, the kid is absolutely of the social media age, meaning he’s well-versed in Twitter, also meaning he’ll see those Pro Bowl tweets and put forth a campaign.

Well, what do you know?


Forget the idea he should absolutely be named a Pro Bowler this season for his efforts. Forget the fact he comes to the party equipped with All-Pro talent that’s simply not showcased due to a severe lack of a New York Jets four-man pass rush in front of him. And also forget the idea he doesn’t need to be doing this sort of self-promotion.

The kid keeps it right in between the lines and in the locker room. All he’s thinking about at this very moment is No. 12.

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Tom Brady is on Jamal’s mind and that’s all the motivation needed for this coming Sunday when the New England Patriots invade MetLife Stadium, via Eric Allen of the Jets official website.

“It’s exciting. To be the best, you want to play against the best,” said Adams. “You have to beat the best and that’s just how I am. I’m competitive, he’s competitive, they’re competitive, we’re all competitive in here. We’re playing against the best, so we’re looking forward to it.”

Adams, 23, has accumulated 67 tackles (eight for loss), two forced fumbles, 1.5 sacks, nine passes defensed, and a pick in 10 games started this season.

Living life as the team’s best edge pass rusher and without having a legit conventional rush in front of him is tough enough. Sprinkle in Tom Brady and life becomes that much rougher.

To Adams, the goal week-to-week is simple.

“Just fighting, fighting, keep fighting. That’s all we can do and one game at a time,” Adams said. “Our goal, our mission, is to win all six of them. That’s our goal and we’re going to take it one game at a time.”

In a season that’s quickly evaporated to the level of disappointment, No. 33 on defense represents what 14 does on the offensive side of the football.

The 3-7 New York Jets, equipped with stud Jamal Adams, will officially take on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots this coming Sunday in Northern New Jersey.

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