In case anyone needed any more reason to be excited about Week 1 and the return of Seahawks football, Jamal Adams was set to make his debut. And boy, did Adams ever make a first impression.
The uber-versatile safety stuffed the stat sheet and was absolutely everywhere, finishing with 12 tackles, one sack, two pass breakups, two QB hits, and two tackles for loss. Adams’ debut put him in rare company.
Jamal Adams became just the 3rd defensive back in NFL history to record 10+ tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL, and 2 PBUs in a single game. Not a bad debut.— Alistair Corp (@byalistaircorp) September 13, 2020
The wide range of Adams’ impact was immediately apparent, as his first two contributions came first with a tackle from the backside on a Todd Gurley run, then a pass breakup in coverage on Julio Jones. Adams would bring pressure, make a number of huge tackles, and force a 4th down with his first sack with Seattle.
Asked after the game how his debut went, Adams called back to Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams’ now infamous comment about Adams getting “bored” in the Seahawks’ defense.
Jamal Adams on how he was used in the #Seahawks defense: "I wasn’t bored. I was blitzing. I was having fun."— John Boyle (@johnpboyle) September 13, 2020
Seattle’s new safety was also complimentary of the offense, while getting in another shot on his former team, still adrift.
Jamal Adams on watching an offense score 38 points: "I'm not used to it.''— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 13, 2020
Asked about his budding partnership with Bobby Wagner, who was the other standout on defense along with Adams, the safety compared the pair to Batman and Robin.
All in all, Adams was everything that was promised: incredibly versatile on defense, absolutely overflowing with energy, capable of making game-changing plays, and providing entertainment on and off the field.
Adams is happy to be a Seattle Seahawk, and we’re happy he is one too.
1-0 mood courtesy of the GOAT Jamal Adams— Alistair Corp (@byalistaircorp) September 13, 2020