Jamal Adams pressured his method off the Jets, however he might consider them fondly now that they helped him make historical past Sunday.
The Seahawks security entered the NFL document books Sunday when he was credited with a sack of Sam Darnold, breaking the single-season document for a defensive again and placing the cherry on prime of Seattle’s 40-Three win over the Jets at Lumen Subject.
“It’s a fairly cool feeling whenever you put your thoughts to one thing,” stated Adams, who fell in need of the document final 12 months when he completed with 6.5 sacks for the Jets. “I instructed myself and I instructed all people final 12 months, once I did fail … I used to be going to interrupt the document. Some individuals thought I used to be loopy. Some individuals believed in me. However the one factor that mattered is that I believed in myself.”
Adams’ second-quarter sack of Darnold — which got here when he pressured Darnold out of bounds on a scramble behind the road of scrimmage — gave him 8.5 sacks on the season, passing the Cardinals’ Adrian Wilson, who recorded eight in 2005. Adams broke the document in simply 9 video games after lacking 4 video games earlier this season with shoulder points.
The remainder of Adams’ day was largely paying homage to his time with the Jets — besides, in fact, the top outcome.
Darnold tried to present him an interception when he threw it proper at him within the first quarter, however Adams dropped it, which can have given Jets followers flashbacks from his time in New York. He had simply two interceptions in three seasons with the Jets, leaving a handful extra on the sector.
“Golly, I suck,” Adams stated jokingly. “That was horrible.”
However Adams was within the backfield early and infrequently on blitzes and completed with 5 tackles, one sack, one deal with for loss and one go defended. He was additionally in on a deal with of Frank Gore earlier than former Jets and Giants defensive lineman Damon “Snacks” Harrison pressured the fumble, which the Seahawks recovered and changed into one other scoring drive.
Adams’ efficiency was worthy of a recreation ball from the Seahawks. Coach Pete Carroll stated they often don’t give ones out, however contemplating he broke the sacks document for a defensive again, thought it was justified Sunday.
Adam Gase, whom Adams ripped on the best way out of city, stated he hugged his former security after the sport and instructed him “go attempt to get one,” which means a Tremendous Bowl.
“On the finish of the day, I don’t have any hate in the direction of — not even simply Gase, towards the group,” Adams stated of the franchise that drafted him sixth total in 2017 earlier than buying and selling him this summer season. “Everyone simply had totally different views. We needed to transfer totally different. We needed to take a unique leap. Clearly the commerce occurred and I’m comfortable to be right here.
“I want these guys nothing however one of the best, I actually do. I imply that. I do know a whole lot of Jets followers don’t actually suppose I’m coming from the center, however I actually am. I’m grateful for my time over there as a result of I don’t take it as a right.”