New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams destroyed the NFL on Wednesday night over a fine issued for hitting Baker Mayfield.
On Wednesday night, that passionate attribute stirred a few reactions.
The Jets best player destroyed the NFL after finding out he was fined for a hard hit on Baker Mayfield this past Monday night.
This league is a damn joke! I just got fined $21k for this hit, I signed up to play football not two hand touch. Bullshit! I don’t give a damn about these soft rules protecting QBs. Im gonna play MY brand of football everytime I step on the field. SMH pic.twitter.com/SKlTmBBMf0
— Jamal Adams (@TheAdamsEra) September 19, 2019
“This league is a damn joke! I just got fined $21K for this hit, I signed up to play football not two-hand touch. Bullshit! I don’t give a damn about these soft rules protecting QBs. I’m gonna play MY brand of football every time I step on the field. SMH.”
Adams, 23, did his best to prevent a second-straight loss in Jets land earlier in the week, but without success. The Cleveland Browns jumped all over an inept Jets offense that was operating without young starter Sam Darnold.
Odell Beckham Jr. came away with a beauty of a one-handed catch in the first quarter only to burn Gregg Williams’s defense on an 89-yard slant-and-run later in the game. While Adams and the secondary put forth a tremendous effort via coverage, the Jets pass rush couldn’t hit home, ultimately contributing to a disheartening 23-3 defeat.
Adams was penalized on the hit in question, and eventually pulled from the game late after his frustrations were evident (coach’s decision), but whether or not it’s a shot on the quarterback worthy of a fine remains a serious question.
I can understand it much more if Baker Mayfield was still INSIDE the pocket. Remember, he's on-the-run when he's hit, making it look much worse.
— ESNY Jets Film Room (@jetsfilmroom) September 19, 2019
On WFAN, Adams claimed he was pulled as part of a wrong decision. Conventional wisdom would have you believe the coaches did so for Adams’s own good (allowing him to vent on the sidelines rather than the field).
Jamal Adams on WFAN: "Yeah, I was benched. They benched me. I tried to anticipate a play… and I anticpated wrong. It happens."
Adams had back to back penalties: Offside and encroachment.
Pulled for final 5 snaps.
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) September 17, 2019
The official fine will cost the LSU product $21,000.