Jets’ Jamal Adams says team’s losing culture has not changed this season
New York Jets safety Jamal Adams made headlines in the offseason when he made some critical comments about the team’s culture in 2017. He claimed that last year’s team he said that last year’s team was used to losing and that some players did the bare minimum.
And with the Jets a lowly 3-7 with four losses in a row, Adams has once again called out the team inability to change their losing culture.
“Honestly, I could sit here and sugarcoat everything, but things have not changed,” Adams said per Rich Cimini of ESPN. “Obviously, we’re still losing. I’m not saying we have guys like that in our locker room, but at the same time, it’s not changing. It hasn’t changed. We’re still losing.
Adams said “no one came to play” in their most recent loss to the Bills and that the sideline lacked energy during the game. He also claims the team was caught off-guard by Matt Barkley starting at quarterback instead of Josh Allen, whom the team prepared for despite practicing on a limited basis.
Adams clarified that he continues to support head coach Todd Bowles, but his comments about the team’s culture likely won’t do his coach any favors.
Unless the Jets significantly turn things around even with a very tough schedule after their bye, it looks as though they will move on from Bowles after the season. As Adams has stated, the team just hasn’t shown much progress in the last few years and a change likely has to be made.