Pete Carroll’s first reaction to Jamal Adams’ initial practice with Seahawks
It seems that newly acquired safety Jamal Adams is settling in quite well with his new team. The Seattle Seahawks training camp officially began on Wednesday and the 24-year-old was all smiles as he took the field with his new team for the very first time. And it was not just him doing all the smiling on day one in Renton, Seattle.
“Well, brings a smile to my face,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Adams, via Gregg Bell of The News Tribune.
After three solid years with the New York Jets where he was selected to the Pro Bowl twice, the strong safety wasn’t happy with his contract and virtually forced himself out of his former team. The Seahawks were, of course, more than happy to trade for Adams and build their defense around the young star.
“He’s really sharp,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. “He’s really competitive, in that he cares. He wants to know all the details. He wants to be corrected. He wants to be helped, taught, coached and all that. He’s got the kind of focus — he’s got a unique focus — that some great players we’ve had have really demonstrated.”
“I just know that he is the real deal. You can see it on film. You can see it when you meet him. And he gets along really well.” Carroll added.
Adams, during his third season, had his best stint so far, tallying 6.5 total sacks in 14 games last season for New York. He also had a total of 13 quarterback hits to go along with his 75 combined tackles.
With a new squad surrounding him in the Seahawks, it seems as Adams is determined to outdo himself in 2020, although he’ll still be playing out his rookie deal, which was a source of conflict in New York.