New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams had to fight back tears after his team’s horrible 22-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Jamal Adams just can’t take it. The losing, the underperforming… it’s all a foreign idea the LSU product cannot accept into his stud life.
It’s the exact mindset that allows the New York Jets strong safety to reach active greatness in today’s NFL. Unfortunately, the losing is something he’s forced to deal with, and, on Sunday, Adams’s team hit a new rock-bottom with their 22-3 loss to the winless Cincinnati Bengals.
Adams was nearly in tears while fighting back emotion while speaking to reporters after the game, via Connor Hughes of The Athletic.
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On top of the loss, Adams displayed frustration over his limitations on Sunday.
“I couldn’t perform,” said Adams. “But, I felt like if I just shut it down, I was letting my teammates down. I can’t do that.”
Dealing with a foot injury, Adams couldn’t get anything going. Mysteriously, Gregg Williams wasn’t rolling with the scheme that had the Jets defense flying high the last few weeks.
Instead of Adams messing around in the box and on the edge only to rush the passer, he was often lined up in the defensive backfield as a strict cover man.
It now makes sense. Williams knew rushing Adams wasn’t the best idea.
To make matters worse, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News is reporting that Adams left the locker room in a walking boot.
“A lot of mixed emotions right now,” Adams said. “I’m more upset at the fact that I feel like I let the team down. Obviously, the freak accident happened and I don’t really know. But I couldn’t perform as myself. I’m really upset that we fell short. That’s the ultimate goal. It’s not about me. It’s about this team. We didn’t play well enough to get the win. We got to give Cincinnati credit.”
The 4-8 Jets will return home to MetLife Stadium for a date with the Miami Dolphins next Sunday. Whether or not Jamal Adams suits up is a question fans will be asking all week.