Pete Carroll sounds pumped to have Jamal Adams with Seahawks
It seems like Jamal Adams was not the only man happy to find a new home. Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was also ecstatic to welcome his new player onboard. The upcoming 2020 season cannot come soon enough to see a great partnership between the two.
The Super Bowl XLVIII champion coach talked about the newest Seahawk with Peter King in this week’s Football Morning in America featured in NBC Sports:
“An extraordinary opportunity for us,” Carroll said. “We haven’t drafted above 25 for what—10 years?” Carroll said. “So we haven’t had a shot at a top-10 pick in a while, and we haven’t had a shot at a top safety in the draft since Earl [Thomas]. This was an extraordinary opportunity for us. Jamal’s a legitimate impact player, in the style we love.”
The acquisition of the two-time Pro Bowler gives the Seahawks defense a much-needed depth and dimension. Although bannered by All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner, the Seahawks defensive line made Seattle a bottom-third team in virtually every category tracking quarterback pressure and ranked 22nd in rush defense last season.
However, much of Seattle’s defensive woes started with the issues upfront. The defensive line was unable to put pressure on opposing quarterbacks, coupled with a struggling run defense, particularly down the stretch of the season.
The struggling defensive unit was also a non-factor in their 28-23 divisional-round loss to the Green Bay Packers, and so with many of their tight finishes in both the regular season and postseason.
With the former LSU Tiger at the helm, a more improved defense along with an already-dangerous offense will hopefully be enough to propel the Seahawks towards greater heights in the upcoming season.