Jamal Adams is objectively one of the worst safeties in all of football when it comes to pass coverage. Pro Football Focus has Adams rated 82nd out of 93 qualifying players. Not that their grades are the end-all, be-all. It’s just that it’s unlikely Adams is even average in coverage when he’s that far down the rankings.
Look at the Seattle Seahawks get smoked on this long TD from Brock Purdy to Deebo Samuel from Sunday… you can guess who was tasked with taking away Deebo:
For those who watch film, it’s known that Deebo doesn’t go full-tilt on every play. I guess I don’t blame him, since Kyle Shanahan asks a lot out of Deebo as a receiver, runner and even as a blocker. Nevertheless, Deebo admits to dogging it here, since he wasn’t expecting to get the ball.
Think about that for a second. Adams was so obvious with his pre-snap tell, and so lazy technique-wise once Purdy got the ball in his hands, that Deebo didn’t have to run full speed for a good chunk of his route, still got behind Adams and burned his a** for a touchdown. Wasn’t a fantastic afternoon overall for Adams.
Jamal Adams yesterday
27.3 DEF grade- worst on the team 32.3 Run D grade- worst 27.7 coverage grade- worst 149.3 passer rating allowed-worst 3 missed tackles- tied for most
I’m on Adams’ case a little bit because he recently doubled down on making fun of a reporter’s wife by saying, “When others go low, I go lower.” The reason he dished out that insult in the first place was because the reporter made fun of him for getting cooked for a TD by Cowboys tight end Jake Ferguson. The reporter said, “Yikes.” Fittingly so.
Jamal Adams is now reaping what he’s sown. Don’t be surprised if Pete Carroll benches him here soon. The Seahawks need to shake something up in the midst of a four-game losing streak that will likely cost them a playoff spot, barring a miraculous turnaround.
Whatever you do, please don't like this picture of Jamal Adams getting roasted for a touchdown by Deebo Samuel today pic.twitter.com/3bZMBkpN2r
It’s rare to hear Carroll mention players by name while discussing on-field mistakes, even when it’s obvious who erred. But he did that a few times today, including with Jamal Adams on the first Deebo Samuel TD. https://t.co/2vBxDKIvfl