Jamal Adams “absolutely” believes he’ll fill the leadership void created by the departures of Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner

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Seahawks safety Jamal Adams surely didn’t expect quarterback Russell Wilson and linebacker Bobby Wagner to be gone after only two seasons in Seattle. But they are.

With two key teams leaders gone, does Adams believe he’ll fill the void?

“Absolutely,” Adams told reporters on Tuesday.

“Those guys are different man, you can’t replace those guys,” Adams said of Wilson (now with the Broncos) and Wagner (currently with the Rams). “They are Hall of Fame guys, but not only that, for what they do on the field, they are great people off of the field and that’s what makes them special.”

Adams already feels the difference without them there.

“Oh, most definitely, it definitely feels different, but at the end of the day, those guys are where they need to be, and we’re here,” Adams said. “New leaders and new guys have to step up and rise to the challenge.”

The challenge begins with a visit from Wilson to start the regular season. And it continues with a new-look roster trying to prove that it can win without two of the most important players of the past decade.

19 responses to “Jamal Adams “absolutely” believes he’ll fill the leadership void created by the departures of Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner

  1. Waving the towel and banging your hands on the floor, from the sidelines, is what the non-scholarship benchwarmer players do in college basketball.

  2. He wanted out of NYJ because of the losing atmoshere…careful what you wish for.
    The Jets won this deal but it appears they wasted the picks…again.

  3. I’m sure any of the remaining defensive players from last years Seahawks team are looking forward to the opportunity to plant Wilson in week 1.

  4. Said Adams, “I got a Porsche with a Blaupunkt radio… Of course I am in charge.”

  5. Pouting, calling out teammates and complaining about losing is not leadership.
    If the seahawks are bad this season (and they seem to be set up for that) then he will want out–and will complain loudly to do so.

    But its the Seahawks fault for giving up so much for a talented but limited player–I don’t know why he got so bad in coverage, but, he is much better closer to the line of scrimmage than in space. The problem is, its so much easier to find a box safety than a true free safety ball hawk.

    Marcus Williams is a vastly better player, because he GETS TURNOVERS! Remember Seahawks vs Steelers, an potential critical interception was thrown right at ADAMS and he muffed it.

  6. Not being able to control your emotions isn’t what I’d call “leadership.”

  7. I agree. I expect Jamal to lead a team to 5 wins. Seahawks got fleeced on that deal.

  8. Two things have to happen for you to carry the torch like they did. Number 1 is stay on the field and healthy. Number 2 is be the best player for the team on your side of the ball. He accomplished one of those tasks two seasons ago but was passed up last year by Diggs as the Hawks best defensive player. He’s got some massive shoes to fill that’s for sure.

  9. Jamal Adams is in no way a leader. He’s a grossly overpaid box safety who is going to have the same toxic effect on the Seahawks that he did with the Jets.

    Joe Douglas thanks him for the 2 first rounders plus, though.

  10. Now he is going to ask for a raise. Adams isnt doing anything for free.

  11. Stu Bidaciou says:
    June 7, 2022 at 9:36 pm
    He wanted out of NYJ because of the losing atmoshere…careful what you wish for.
    The Jets won this deal but it appears they wasted the picks…again.

    30Rate This

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    The Jets always waste the picks. They traded up for a Guard last year, which may be the first time any team has ever done that in NFL history. And, he’s not very good either.

    lol

    Jets gonna Jet with 10 busts or immature players who are selfish.

  12. Adams has all of the qualities of a spoiled brat. He takes no responsibility for his poor conduct and blames others and throws tantrums.

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