If Seahawks followers had any doubts about the potential of Jamal Adams being accessible towards the Rams within the Wild Card spherical on Saturday, the boisterous security made positive to squash such concepts promptly.
Regardless of exiting Sunday’s season finale towards the 49ers with a left shoulder harm and sitting out observe on Tuesday, Adams made it clear on Wednesday that nothing will cease him from suiting up and taking part in within the first playoff sport of his NFL profession.
“No query in my thoughts, I am taking part in, man,” Adams mentioned confidently. ” So long as these legs are transferring… I’ll be on the market… There was by no means little question in my thoughts I wasn’t taking part in. Let’s get that on the market, I am full go.”
Blitzing off the sting on a third and 6 play early within the fourth quarter on Sunday, Adams took what he referred to as a “fortunate” shot from operating again Jerrick McKinnon in cross safety. Shaking his arm, he shortly made his technique to the sideline and was escorted to the blue harm tent by Seattle’s medical workers.
Whereas Adams returned for 2 performs later within the quarter, the Seahawks finally took his helmet away from him and he remained on the bench for the remainder of the sport.
This was simply the newest harm suffered by Adams, who injured his different shoulder towards the Rams again in Week 10 and has additionally been taking part in with two damaged fingers in current weeks. Whereas he might be sporting safety for his new shoulder harm, there is not any manner he’ll be stored off the sector whatever the ache.
“It is simply one other problem. I’m a savage, bro. I’m a warrior, man,” Adams smiled. “No matter it takes. I am excited for this chance. It would not matter what impediment is thrown my manner, I all the time determine it out and that is all that issues.”
Assuming Adams would not have any setbacks through the week, the Seahawks ought to have their star security within the lineup for the largest sport of the season. Although it is solely been a number of weeks since they beat the Rams 20-9 to clinch an NFC West title, the opponent might look a bit totally different this time round.
Coming off thumb surgical procedure, Jared Goff’s standing for this weekend stays unknown after lacking the season finale and John Wolford might be in line for his second straight begin. As of Wednesday, coach Sean McVay had been unwilling to call a starter and such a choice doubtless will not be made till the top of the week.
In preparation for Saturday’s grudge match, Adams instructed reporters he has watched the Rams Week 17 victory over the Cardinals 10 instances on movie. Already with a previous background with Wolford, who spent a short time with the Jets in coaching camp again in 2018, he noticed a number of variations however largely similarities in how McVay’s offense operated final weekend in comparison with regular with Goff underneath middle.
“I respect what Sean McVay does over there,” Adams remarked. “He sticks along with his script, he believes in his system and I’ve nothing however respect for that man, so he is gonna proceed doing what he does trigger he believes in himself and he believes within the guys that he has. We gotta go on the market and sluggish issues down as finest as we will.”
So far as his well being is anxious, Adams would not anticipate his latest shoulder to impression his efficiency. There might be “no limitations” and after breaking the single-season sack report for defensive backs final month, he’ll doubtless have his share of alternatives to blitz whoever performs quarterback on the alternative facet of the road of scrimmage whereas wreaking havoc flying all around the subject.
Exhibiting the trademark power that instantly endeared him to Seahawks followers upon his arrival to shut out his press convention, Adams additionally would not envision the stage being too large for him taking part in within the postseason for the primary time.
“I heat up inside simply to remain calm and hold cool, however when that point goes and I begin making performs, that is the place I simply faucet into that ‘Mamba Mentality.’ I name it the ‘Prez Mentality’ and I feed off of it, so it is simply the power I’ll convey. I am gonna all the time be me, I am by no means gonna change for anyone, so I am wanting ahead to it.”