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Jets DC Gregg Williams thinks Jamal Adams ‘may get bored’ with Seahawks defensive scheme

Jets DC Gregg Williams thinks Jamal Adams ‘may get bored’ with Seahawks defensive scheme

The matchup between the New York Jets and the Seattle Seahawks in week 14 should already be marked on your calendars with the whole Jamal Adams fiasco.

On Thursday, Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams decided to add more fuel to already anticipated game on the Seahawks calendar.

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Commenting for the first time on last month's trade that sent the star safety to Seattle, Williams poked the Seahawks' defensive scheme and if the departure will change the way he deploys his safeties. 

It really doesn't. We're very multiple with how we do those things anyway. Jamal may get bored there because they don't use their safety-type things with all the complexities ... uh, maybe not showing what they're doing as much as we do.

The Seahawks normally run their hallmark Cover 3 scheme, which Williams does run as his runs ever-changing fronts and disguises.

But, if you remember, the Seahawks Cover 3 has been working pretty fairly for some time now.

A top-10 defensive team in ever season from 2011-2016, a Super Bowl win with the “Legion of Boom”, as well as producing star safeties Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor.

Williams was complimentary of Adams, who, at the end of the day, was a big reason why the Jets, despite many injuries, finished seventh in total defense.

Adams will be replaced at strong safety by Bradley McDougald, whom they acquired in the trade, along with 2021 and 2022 first-round picks. McDougald will be paired with free safety Marcus Maye, with rookie Ashtyn Davis possibility contributing in a specialty role.

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Le’Veon Bell is still salty about Jamal Adams leaving NY for Seattle

Le’Veon Bell is still salty about Jamal Adams leaving NY for Seattle

Jamal Adams is officially practicing with the Seahawks this week, but former teammate Le’ Veon Bell still isn’t happy on how Adams went about it leaving his former team.

Adams had some choice things to say about Head Coach Adam Gase back in July, it got to a point where Adams staying in New York would do more harm than good to the franchise.

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Bell told reporters on Wednesday that Adams told him that he would never do something like that, bit of course, things change.

“It kind of looks like he forced his way out,” Bell said. “I was talking to him and he was telling me he wasn’t going to force his way out.”

Bell, of course, appreciates everything that Adams did for the Jets organization but doesn’t seem to see eye to eye on how Adams went about ending it.

I love playing with him,” Bell said. “He’s a great teammate. I just — sometimes you don’t like how people handle things.=

At the end of the day, the Jets got a lot for Adams in their blockbuster trade with the Seahawks. 

With receiving two first-round picks, and safety Bradley McDougald for the Seahawks, the Jets will eventually let this be in the past because they can now really look into the future of their organization. 

Bell might obviously want to win now, and losing Adams does hurt, but the Jets are looking into the future on what the franchise could look like.

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49ers throw heavy shade at Seahawks for Jamal Adams trade

49ers throw heavy shade at Seahawks for Jamal Adams trade

The 49ers, now more than ever before, do not appear to be the biggest fans of the recent Seattle Seahawks trade for Jamal Adams.

Adams had the Niners as one of his teams he would prefer to be traded to before the Seahawks made their move on the star safety.

But, general manager John Lynch indicated that they were never in conversation with the Jets to begin with.

In an interview with KNBR’s Murph &Mac Show, Lynch took a subtle jab at the Seahawks for what they gave up in the deal to land Adams from the Jets.

“With Jamal Adams, you saw all the trade capital that they had to give up, which the Seahawks – good for them – they made that decision,” Lynch said, per NBC Sports Bay Area. “You also got to pay the man. That’s one of the reasons he’s not in New York. Being up there against it (the cap) with what’s happening with the camp due to the pandemic, it just wasn’t a reality for us.”

During the offseason, the NFC West and several of the teams in it made some significant moves to bolster the division.

The Cardinals with the addition of DeAndre Hopkins, and the with the addition of Greg Olsen and now Jamal Adams.

The 49ers are more focused on retaining their own players including George Kittle, but Lynch noted that he takes it as a compliment that the franchise is being mentioned in the rumors.

“Yes, our division is getting better,” Lynch noted. “We understand that. That’s why we’re working so hard to get better. …I love it seems to be that every guy that’s up for a trade that we’re involved. I love that people talk about the Niners. But I try to be truthful. We’re talking about (George) Kittle. We’re trying to save room for him.

It wasn’t just John Lynch who seemed to talk shots at the Seahawks and the Adams trade.

Niners’ WR Deebo Samuels also appeared to troll the Seahawks after the trade was made.

Samuels did not seem all that impressed with Adams heading over to the Seahawks, saying he has “never feared a soul” on the football with this tweet.

The Niners edged out the Seahawks on the final week of the regular season to win the division, and the Seahawks are looking to take the division this year with Adams to help slow down George Kittle on the defensive side of the ball. The Seahawks-49ers rivalry seems to only have gotten stronger since Adams got traded over to the Seahawks.

Obviously, Seattle and San Francisco will enter the upcoming season as the two NFC West favorites this year while Los Angeles and Arizona are looking much more improved with their additions as well.

Look for the first match-up between the two giants in the NFC West to be a heated one at that.

Jamal Adams shows off his Seattle Seahawks jersey for the first time

Jamal Adams shows off his Seattle Seahawks jersey for the first time

For days following Jamal Adams’ trade from New York to Seattle, fans have been photoshopping Seahawks jerseys on the All-Pro safety. 

On Monday, finally,12s got a look at Adams’ No. 33 jersey hanging up in his Seahawks locker. He captioned the photo “legacy,” as seen in the post below.  

That’s not the only thing Prez will be rocking this season. Adams will be paying tribute to the late Kobe Bryant while wearing these Jordan’s with the words “Mamba Mentality,” written on the left sole and his numbers 8 and 24 on the right sole.  

“Mamba Mentality on the field, always,” he captioned the post. 

Adams is already a bona fide superstar and now he looks like one too. 

[RELATED: Jamal Adams is all-in with Seahawks, plans on retiring in Seattle]

The sixth-overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft requested a trade away from the Big Apple earlier this offseason and listed Seattle as one of his seven preferred destinations.  

In late July, the Seahawks gave up two first-round picks, one third-round pick and now former Seahawk safety Bradley McDougald in exchange for Adams and a 2022 fourth round-pick.

In just three seasons with the Jets, Adams made two Pro Bowls and was named All-Pro in 2019. He has 12 career sacks, 28 tackles for loss, and six forced fumbles. 

Seattle is fresh off a trip to the NFC Divisional Round last season and Russell Wilson is coming off one of his best seasons to date. Add Adams into the mix, as well as several offseason acquisitions including Greg Olsen and Bruce Irvin, and the Seahawks have a legitimate argument as one of the NFL’s top contenders for a Lombardi Trophy in 2020.  

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Jamal Adams ignored agent's wishes, called Quandre Diggs immediately after Seahawks trade

Jamal Adams ignored agent's wishes, called Quandre Diggs immediately after Seahawks trade

Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs go way back to their days on Sixth Street. Now, the two Seattle Seahawks have the opportunity to be the most dangerous safety pairing in the NFL. 

It’s something the two Texas natives have been talking about since Adams took a recruiting visit to Austin seven years ago. 

"I was going to the University of Texas, obviously looking for the school I wanted to go to, and Quandre was there,” Adams said. “Quandre really wanted me to come very, very bad, he was my host. We had a great time on Sixth Street—I’ll never forget it, we had a great time.”

Despite Adams choosing to go to LSU, where he compiled 209 tackles, two sacks, five interceptions and two forced fumbles in 36 games with the Tigers, he and Quandre stayed in touch.  

“Me and Quandre have been close ever since, even when he was in Detroit, we talked literally every day,” Adams said. “He’d hit me up and say ‘I like that play you made,’ I’ll hit him and say ‘you ballin’ out there.’ We always talk. He’s like a brother to me. We’ve known each other for a very long time. We always talked about ‘what if we played together?’”

On July 26, just hours before news of the Seahawks blockbuster trade broke the Internet, Diggs’ phone rang. It was Adams.  

“He was one of the first people that I called when I did find out that I got traded,” Adams said. “It was Saturday and my agent was like ‘man, don’t tell anybody, like that you’re getting traded to Seattle,’ and I was like alright, then I called Quandre and said man, ‘It might go through, it might go through.’"

The Seahawks traded for All-Pro safety Jamal Adams, snagging him from the Jets. To facilitate the deal, they packaged two future first-round picks, a 2021 third-round pick, and veteran Bradley McDougald. 

With McDougald off to New York, Adams will slide into McDougald’s spot in the starting lineup alongside Diggs, giving Seattle one of the best safety tandems in football. 

Adams couldn’t be more elated to call Seattle his second and hopefully final NFL home.  

[RELATED:Jamal Adams is all-in with Seahawks, plans on retiring in Seattle]

“I’m excited to be here. I’m excited to be a Seattle Seahawk. When I got the call, honestly, I broke down in tears of joy,” Adams said. “This is my calling. This is where I need to be.”

Adams and Diggs can officially put their talks of playing together to bed as it's now reality. But there’s no way we couldn’t dig up photos of the dynamic duo in their early days, especially since Adams hinted that they exist.  

“If you honestly go on Google, you might see a picture of a guy with no facial hair and he’s young – he’s probably about I want to say 17.” 

We did, and the result was priceless. 

Jadeveon Clowney wants New York Jets to “come get him”

Jadeveon Clowney wants New York Jets to “come get him”

On Saturday, the Seattle Seahawks made an offseason move that sparked plenty of conversation not just in the PNW, but league-wide.

The Seahawks traded safety Bradley McDougald, a 2021 first round draft pick, a 2022 first round draft pick and a 2021 third round draft pick for New York Jets Pro Bowl safety Jamal Adams and a 2022 fourth round pick.

There were no hard feelings from the two safeties, just business. Each wishing the other the best on their new teams.

[RELATED]: 8 takeaways from Seahawks-Jets blockbuster Jamal Adams trade

Now that the Seahawks are fulfilling quarterback Russell Wilson’s wishes of bringing more superstars to Seattle, there is still perhaps a missing piece to the puzzle: What to do with Jadeveon Clowney?

The Seahawks and the Pro Bowl defensive end have yet to reach an agreement on a potential new contract to keep the six-year veteran in the Emerald City. That is, if he wants to stay…

McDougald posted what looks to be a FaceTime video with Clowney saying for the Jets “to come get him.”

Here’s what our Seahawks Insider Joe Fann had to say about the blockbuster trade and what it means for Clowney:

There’s no doubt that the overall quality and depth of the Seahawks defense is vastly improved. He’d surely benefit from the team’s offseason acquisitions, namely the addition of another superstar in Adams. Clowney is destined to sign a one-year deal, and it’s hard to imagine another destination offering him a chance to maximize his value for 2021 like Seattle would. He knows the defense, he knows the coaching staff, he knows the locker room and now he’d have a better supporting cast.

Following the Adams deal, the Seahawks have about $14 million in cap space. That might not be enough to sign Clowney, given some of that is saved for IR replacements and practice squad players, but Seattle could get creative and free up additional space if they could get a deal done with the star pass rusher.

However, one day after trading for Adams, the Seahawks released center Joey Hunt and defensive lineman Branden Jackson which saves them about $4.26 million and gives the team about $18.7 million in total cap space for the 2020 season. 

Then, offensive lineman Chance Warmack decided to opt-out due to COVID-19 which releases an additional $750k in cap space, increasing the total to about $19.45 million. 

Additionally, Jamal Adams has also taken to Twitter to recruit the former first overall pick, who reportedly recently lowered his asking price from $20M to somewhere in the $17M range.

[RELATED]: Jamal Adams is already recruiting Jadeveon Clowney back to Seahawks

Also, here is what doesn't make sense about wanting the Jets to sign Clowney: He wants to play for a contender. So does he think the Jets are the organization to do just that?

We will soon find out...

Jamal Adams dedicates season to young Seahawks fan who loses battle to cancer

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Jamal Adams dedicates season to young Seahawks fan who loses battle to cancer

Jamal Adams hasn’t even put on a Seahawks uniform for the first time, but he already knows who he wants his first season in Seattle to be dedicated to. 

Bryce Wisdom, a huge Seahawks fan, lost his courageous battle to cancer Sunday night. The motto “Bryce Strong” touched the hearts of those who knew him, especially those in the greater San Antonio community. 

Throughout his struggles, Bryce continued to be an optimist, flashing his infectious smile and lifting those around him. Adams took notice. 

May Bryce Rest In Peace! What a strong and amazing man! Thank you for the positive impact you left on me and the rest of the world! Bryce was a huge Seahawk fan. I will be playing for you this season. #LiveLikeBryce #BryceStrong.” – Jamal Adams 

Like Adams, who played football in Carrollton Texas just four hours from San Antonio, Wisdom was an athlete, and a fighter. The 17-year-old was a cornerback at Judson High School. He was diagnosed with cancer during his sophomore season, and he missed the majority of his junior year due to the disease.

Throughout 2019, the Rockets football team walked out for pre-game ceremonies holding an orange “Bryce Strong,” and he was often seen on the sidelines wearing his uniform.

Bryce never had the opportunity to celebrate his 18th birthday or take the field with his teammates for his senior year. Fortunately, Adams will honor Bryce’s legacy all season long. In Bryce’s own words, “I won.” 

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Jamal Adams is already recruiting Jadeveon Clowney back to Seahawks

Jamal Adams is already recruiting Jadeveon Clowney back to Seahawks

In January, Russell Wilson said he wanted more superstar talent in Seattle.

Now, after the Seahawks acquired All-Pro safety Jamal Adams from the New York Jets they're accomplishing that wish but what if the Seahawks aren't done yet?

Coveted free agent Jadeveon Clowney remains unsigned after becoming a free agent this past offseason due to no team wanting to pay up to $20 million annually for the former first overall pick.  

Now, the newest Seattle Seahawks strong safety has taken to Twitter to recruit Clowney to re-sign in Seattle and go all-in for a Super Bowl next season. 

First, 710 ESPN Radio Host Jake Heaps tweeted at Clowney saying that Seattle's the best place for Clowney to sign if he wants to compete for a championship. Adams shortly quoted the tweet reaffirming Heaps' stance: "No question about it!"

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After Seattle's season ended in Green Bay, Clowney did say he wanted to play for a contender going forward.

“I just want to win,” Clowney said after the Seahawks loss to the Packers in January. "I'm trying to get to the Super Bowl by any means. That's what I'm looking for: Who's going to get me there? I ain't looking to get on no sorry team for no money. That ain't going to fly. I ain't gonna put my body through all of that just to lose no 16 games, go home with my check. I'd hate that, so that ain't what I'm doing.”

In April, with Clowney still unsigned, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo said that Seattle's chances of re-signing Clowney were "slim to none" due to not giving him his asking price but as time goes on then perhaps Clowney will need to re-sign in Seattle due to a familiarity with the system. A shortened training camp would make it more difficult to go to a different franchise. 

Additionally, Clowney reportedly recently lowered his asking price from $20M to somewhere in the $17M range. Seattle has previously offered him a deal in the $15 million range per ESPN’s John Clayton.

One day after trading for Adams, the Seahawks released center Joey Hunt and defensive lineman Branden Jackson which saves them about $4.26 million and gives the team about $18.7 million in total cap space for the 2020 season. 

Perhaps that money could be used to get Clowney back into the fold?

It would make sense if they wanted to go all-in on this season, especially with quarterback Russell Wilson in his prime. 

Jamal Adams still wants to be the NFL's highest paid safety

Jamal Adams still wants to be the NFL's highest paid safety

Russell Wilson said he wanted more superstar talent in Seattle and general manager John Schneider has made that wish a reality.

The Seahawks acquired All-Pro safety Jamal Adams and a fourth-round pick from the New York Jets in exchange for safety Bradley McDougald, a 2021 first-round pick, a 2021 third-round pick, and a 2022 first-round pick. That's a significant investment in Adams but given he's arguably the game's best safety, he may just be worth it. Especially given the upgrade maximizes the Seahawks chances of winning a championship this season. 

However, whether Adams is the NFL's best safety or not, he expects to be paid like it.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Adams has his sights set on being the NFL's highest-paid safety. 

A large reason for Adams requesting a trade out of New York was the Jets reported unwillingness to give him an extension due to him being signed through 2021, with a franchise tag potentially looming in 2022. 

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Seahawks Podcast with host Joe Fann and special guest Gregg Bell to dissect the Seahawks offseason].

On June 12, 2020, Adams wrote on Instagram that the Jets were “A lot of talk, no action" indicating their unwillingness to commit long term money to him despite Adams delivering on the field. The Jets selected Adams sixth-overall in the 2017 NFL Draft and in just three seasons, Adams made two Pro Bowls and was named All-Pro in 2019. He has 273 total tackles, 12 career sacks, 28 tackles for loss, and six forced fumbles.

Currently, the league's highest-paid safety is Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson who makes $14.6 million annually on his four-year $58.4 million contract extension signed earlier this year. 

One day after the trade, the Seahawks released center Joey Hunt and defensive lineman Branden Jackson which saves them about $4.26 million and gives the team about $18.7 million in total cap space.

[RELATED]: Seahawks release C Joey Hunt and DL Branden Jackson ahead of training camp

Perhaps that money will be used to pay Adams or to lure another big-name free agent such as Jadeveon Clowney or Eversen Griffin. Clowney reportedly lowered his asking price from $20M to somewhere in the $17M range. Seattle has previously offered him a deal in the $15 million range per ESPN’s John Clayton.

Meanwhile, Griffen was "hoping to be a $10 million a year guy" according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

[RELATED]: Seahawks acquire Jamal Adams, could still land Everson Griffen too

Adams isn't the only notable player to be traded to a new team on his rookie contract without a guarantee of a new deal. The Houston Texans sent a 2020 first-round pick, a 2021 first-round pick, and a 2021 second-round pick in the trade that acquired left tackle Laremy Tunsil. Then, later that season, the Los Angeles Rams traded first-round picks in 2020 and 2021 along with a fourth-round pick in 2021 to Jacksonville for Jalen Ramsey.  

After one season in their new destinations, Tunsil signed a three-year extension for $66 million with $57.85 million guaranteed while Ramsey said he will report to 2020 training camp without an extension in place. 

Given how much draft capital Seattle gave up in the trade, it's clear that the franchise expects Adams to be a part of its long term future. An extension is a matter of when, not if. 

Jamal Adams 'a man on a mission' with Seahawks in pursuit of Super Bowl

Jamal Adams 'a man on a mission' with Seahawks in pursuit of Super Bowl

The Seattle Seahawks traded valuable, future draft capital Saturday afternoon to acquire All-Pro safety Jamal Adams from the New York Jets.

Given that Seattle traded away safety Bradley McDougald, a 2021 first-round pick, a 2021 third-round pick, and a 2022 first-round pick to get Adams in Seattle, it's clear that the Seahawks are going all-in to win a Super Bowl in the next few years.

Who can blame them? They have Russell Wilson, one of the league's best quarterbacks, in the prime of his career and they don't want to waste a season of his prime. 

“We’re trying to win the Super Bowl over here,” Wilson told 2020 third-round pick Damien Lewis. “We don’t play (around). We’re trying to make it happen this year.”

Adams will be coming to Seattle well-aware of that goal and he addressed the Seattle faithful Saturday afternoon saying he has the same goal of bringing a second Lombardi Trophy to the Emerald City.

"To the Seahawks Org & Fans," wrote Adams. "You have a man on a mission, a man all in on winning a Super Bowl, being the best leader & teammate he can be, & a man who will give everything he has to the city of Seattle and to the 12s all across the world. Thank you for believing in me!"

[Listen to the latest Talkin’ Seahawks Podcast with host Joe Fann and special guest Gregg Bell to dissect the Seahawks offseason].

The sixth-overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft requested a trade away from the Big Apple earlier this offseason and listed Seattle as one of his seven preferred destinations, presumingly because of the ability to contend for a title there. 

In just three seasons as a Jet, Adams made two Pro Bowls and was named All-Pro in 2019. He has 12 career sacks, 28 tackles for loss, and six forced fumbles. 

With Adams in the fold, Seattle will have the most talent in its secondary since the Legion of Boom in the mid 2010s.