Jamal Adams
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New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams has called his shot, claiming he will break the NFL defensive back single-season sack record.

Robby Sabo

FLORHAM PARK, NJJamal Adams isn’t messing around, ladies and gents. The man has been let loose by defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and it’s changed the unit’s fortunes for the better.

After the New York Jets dominant 34-17 win in D.C. against the Washington Redskins, the artist known as President Mal has six sacks on the season’s box score. Eight is the single-season record, currently held by Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson, set in 2005.

Jamal will set the new record. At least that’s what he claimed on Wednesday at Florham Park.


After practice, Adams didn’t shy away from the defensive back sack holy grail.

“If you’re asking, will I break the record? Yeah, I will break the record,” Adams said after Jets practice.

Adams has enjoyed an incredible two-week stretch, both team victories.

Against the Giants, he collected two sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, a pass deflection, nine total tackles and one glorious touchdown (after he ripped the ball from Daniel Jones’s grasp).

In D.C., Adams put forth an incredible three sacks. He now has six on the season, all coming over the last three games. The man is already the Jets single-season holder for sacks by a defensive back in a season, but that isn’t holding him back one bit.

He offers up credit to his coordinator, Gregg Williams.

“A lot of times, I’m doing things on my own, that I see,” Adams said. “But I’m being put into some great positions. Like I said, last week, I have my coaches credit.”

Whether or not Adams takes pride in potentially breaking the record is a silly question.

“Most definitely,” Adams replied to the question at hand, in an animated fashion.

The 3-7 Jets, led by Jamal Adams, are currently prepping for Jon Gruden’s Oakland Raiders who are set to invade MetLife Stadium this Sunday.


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