Jamal Adams draws “unbelievable” review for offseason work

AP

The offseason has not been filled with positive stories about the Jets, but there’s at least one exception to the overall tone around the team heading into the 2017 season.

Safety Jamal Adams was the team’s first-round pick in April and he was ticketed for the starting lineup even before Calvin Pryor was dealt to the Browns for linebacker Demario Davis. Coach Todd Bowles has called Adams “very instinctive” while mostly sticking to coachspeak about the rookie, but cornerback Morris Claiborne has been more effusive about what he’s seen from Adams in his first practices as a pro.

“The things he has done so far? He’s unbelievable,” Claiborne said, via NJ.com. “He’s been out here playing lights out. Picking up the defense, checking to different things, knowing what he wants to check to. He’s having fun doing it, too. His spirit is awesome. He’s having fun doing what he knows how to do, and that’s football. I can’t be more impressed with a young guy coming into the league, and, especially playing on that backend, doing the things he’s done so far.”

It will take more than hitting on one safety for the Jets’ rebuild to be a success, but every journey has to start somewhere. Adams making good on the hype he generated at LSU would be as good a departure point for the Jets as any.

16 responses to “Jamal Adams draws “unbelievable” review for offseason work

  1. The Jets will challenge the Brownies this year for the official “Clown Franchise” title.

  2. I always wonder why these “can’t miss” safeties aren’t drafted higher. The guy reminds me as much of Ed Reed as I’ve seen since Eric Berry.

    I know safety isn’t seen as one of the most important positions like DE, CB, LT, and QB are but the really great safeties elevate a defense as much as any position can. You can chip a DE, you can throw away from CBs with different formations, and you can move pieces around to help nullify great LTs, but great QBs and great safeties are the two positions where you just cannot ignore them or game plan them out.

    I’m a Pats fan and I’ve seen the best of the best try to do it to Ed Reed and it wasn’t pretty.

    I think Bears, Jags, and Titans fans are going to wonder why this guy isn’t on their team very soon.

  3. here we go..

    how many times have we heard the jets
    gush over a top 10 pick, and then we watch
    the games and wonder how a team can be so
    bad at drafting in the top 10, over and over?

    i really don’t care how he looked in college
    on a loades lsu team. this is the jets, defending
    in a passing league, and adams is another pure
    strong safety who has no range to defend the pass
    past the box.

    this means he will be weak against the pass
    and qbs can dictate what play will work.

    if both safeties can defend against the pass, relatively
    well, you can lineup them up anywhere and
    the qb cannot dictate plays to certain parts
    of the field.

    the jets do not get this concept. it is not 2004
    anymore.

    has anyone seen a more tepid top 5 pick on defense
    than leonard williams? i keep hearing how great
    this guy is, and in 4 games vs the pats i saw him
    make 1 play against single blocking.

    i would be incensed if my team
    picked a d lineman and he wasn’t commanding
    double teams and producing.

  4. Any gushing or criticism is wildly premature, but happy that the Jets fans have something positive to daydream about this off season.

    Better than the alternative, having teammate or coaches questioning whether or not this guy can play during minicamps.

    Chances are, he will at least be decent and may be really good.

  5. Wow, he looks good vs the jets offence! We could make a team of 3rd string peewee punters and they would probably look pretty good playing against the jets this year.

  6. This guy was such a no-brainer pick. Have no idea what the Titans were thinking with that Corey Davis pick. Not a knock on Davis, either.

  7. Ruha Nuggetcrusher says:
    Jun 26, 2017 10:14 AM
    This guy was such a no-brainer pick. Have no idea what the Titans were thinking with that Corey Davis pick. Not a knock on Davis, either.

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    He is? We heard the same thing with Calvin Pryor. Both are strong safeties who play downhill and are useless past 10 yards of the line of scrimmage.

    It’s a passing league. I fully realize it’s very tough to find a Kam Chancellor out there, but stop acting like this guy can play FS and has good range in a passing league.

    He doesn’t.

    He can hit and is strong, but so can Calvin Pryor. The problem is the cerebral part of the game and the range Adams will need to justify such a high pick for a Safety.

    Classic Jets duping themselves into thinking they’ve hit a homerun simply by where they’re pick in Rd 1.

    Leonard Williams was such a s”steal” 2 years ago for them, but we’re all still wondering when he’ll make an impactful play in a game, 2 full seasons later, entering his 3rd year.

    lol

  8. WEAKNESSES Handsy and too willing to clamp onto receivers down the field. Hard-charging downhill, but a little stiff when asked to retreat. Long speed appears to be average on tape. Eyes drop when targets approach his area. Anticipation is average, limiting his range as a center-fielder. Will give away some interceptions due to drops. Slower coming to balance as tackler on bursting runners between the tackles. Desire to limit cutbacks leads to challenging play-side tackles. Doesn’t pursue with expected vigor from across the field. Aggressiveness opens him up against play-action.

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    We used to call Calving Pryor “Stone Hips” as a joke when he was drafted because he was a SS that had trouble moving laterally.

    I see them major flaw with Adams. The 3 cone drill and the shuttle are tell tale signs how a player can move in space.

    Adams will be torched by Gronk and Brady for years to come.

    Brady will throw for days, up and down on that Jets D.

  9. Lol tylawspick6 if Leonard Williams was a Patriot you’d be singing his praises about how he’s a future Hall of Famer. It’s so funny that you are so incredibly annoyed at any article praising a Jet. Grow up kid.

  10. Wondering if the praise from Claiborne is just one former LSU player praising another former LSU player. So take that praise with a grain of salt.

  11. Everyone looks “unbelievable” or “fantastic” at this time of year.

    We’ll see how that translates to play on field once the real games start and you’re playing against full blow offenses and not the Jets O in no pads practice.

  12. TheAfterParty says:
    Jun 26, 2017 10:29 AM
    Lol tylawspick6 if Leonard Williams was a Patriot you’d be singing his praises about how he’s a future Hall of Famer. It’s so funny that you are so incredibly annoyed at any article praising a Jet. Grow up kid.

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    Umm, no I wouldn’t. I would expect a Richard Seymour-level of impact drafted in the top 5 like that.

    You can’t brag about what a “steal” this guy is, where he makes little impact playing alongside other guys like Wilkerson and Richardson, those two taking on more double teams.

    Seymour immediately came in, played some NT, some 4-3 DE and helped win a SB his rookie year, while commanding double teams.

    So, no, I wouldn’t be singing Leonard Williams’s praises, but maybe he’d be playing better coached by BB?

    Get it?

    Try to use facts. You clowns constantly overrated anything in green and white, so look in the mirror. Meanwhile, the rest of us predicted your busts from the get go, whether it be Gholston, Milliner, Coples, Pryor, Sanchez, etc. Your team blows at getting ROI in the top 10-15 of a draft.

    Even Richardson is overrated as he runs his yap, gets suspended and under-achieves.

    I would be incensed that my 3rd year top 5 pick at DE, was underperforming/growing so slowly into that role.

    I mean, Trey Flowers, in year 1 last year, has done more for the Pats at DE/DT, playing a hybrid role and having more impact and he was a 4th rd pick.

    All facts, sonny buck.

  13. harrisonhits2 says:
    Jun 26, 2017 11:30 AM
    Everyone looks “unbelievable” or “fantastic” at this time of year.

    We’ll see how that translates to play on field once the real games start and you’re playing against full blow offenses and not the Jets O in no pads practice.

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    Exactly. Jets fans never, ever learn. You’d think they would have learned by now.

  14. washy04 says:
    Jun 26, 2017 10:09 AM
    Wow, he looks good vs the jets offence! We could make a team of 3rd string peewee punters and they would probably look pretty good playing against the jets this year.

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    I find it funny that Jets fans can’t put that together. I’ve watched Leonard Willliams for at least 4 games vs the Pats alone, amongst other Jets games to have a laugh, and the guy is invisible for someone who was supposed to be this juggernaut player and a “steal” that fell into their laps.

    Wilfork was a true “steal” at #21 in 2004.

    THAT is a steal.

  15. @tylawspick6

    “Try to use facts”

    You saying you’ve watched 4 games where Williams was apparently invisible isn’t a fact. Your opinion that he is “growing slowly” into the role isn’t a fact either. Your opinion that Trey Flowers has been better than Williams is also not a fact.

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