Seahawks coach Pete Carroll: Jamal Adams ‘in better control of everything’

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Jamal Adams was a revelation for the Seahawks defense in 2020. From posting 11 tackles for a loss to rushing the passer as well as any DB in the NFL, Seattle was a different team when Adams was on the field.

What’s perhaps most remarkable is that Adams was never really 100%. His season began with a hyper-extended elbow Week 1 against the Falcons and ended with a torn labrum in his shoulder against the 49ers. In-between Adams sat out four games and played through several other minor injuries. Between that and not having a true offseason to prepare, it’s a wonder that Adams made as much of an impact as he did.

Heading into year two with the Seahawks, Adams has a better control of everything that’s being asked of him, according to coach Pete Carroll.

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They’re asking quite alot, too. Adams patrols the field and lines up at multiple positions, not unlike former strong safety Kam Chancellor. He’s also arguably the best pass-rusher on the roster, making him a unique defensive weapon and very-much worth the massive contract extension that he just signed.

Adams isn’t completely-healed, yet. He says that one of his fingers is still kind-of broken but he considers himself 100% healthy.

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A (relatively) healthy Adams and a full season of Carlos Dunlap should give Seattle fans more confidence in their defense heading into 2021.

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