Adams On Win Over Bills: 'There's No Greater Feeling'

Carlin, Maggie & Bart
December 14, 2018 - 4:26 pm
Dec 10, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Jets strong safety Jamal Adams (33) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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It's no surprise that the 2018 season has not gone the way the Jets were hoping it would.

With just three games remaining on the year, New York sits in third place in the AFC East at 4-9.

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The Jets got the season off on a strong note, going 3-3 through the first six weeks of the season. However, a six-game losing streak dropped Gang Green out of the playoff hunt and into the basement of the AFC.

Coming off a come-from-behind division win over the Bills, Jets safety Jamal Adams joined Carlin, Maggie & Bart Friday to discuss the big AFC East win, as well as the team's tough upcoming matchup against the Houston Texans.

"It was a tough battle obviously," Adams said about Gang Green's road win against the Bills. "Going into a tough environment like Buffalo, a division game, and it was a hard-nosed game. It was nothing but physical ball. For us to go out there and finish a game like that, there was no greater feeling."

The Jets picked up the win thanks in large part to two fourth quarter touchdown drives led by rookie quarterback Sam Darnold.

Darnold has endured an up-and-down rookie campaign, but his performance late in Week 14 is certainly one of the highlights of the year for the young signal-caller.

While his rookie season hasn't been all positive, Adams is excited about the potential Darnold has shown throughout the season.

"He's just a guy that's so poised, you can see in the last game," the safety told Maggie and Bart about the rookie quarterback's play. "Obviously mistakes come... As a rookie, mistakes come. You learn from it. Mistakes are going to come your whole career. It doesn't matter. As a rookie, you learn the most.

"I went through it, and I know that he's going to be a phenominal football player at the end of the day. It just shows his confidence and his poise to leave a group of men down the field and win the ballgame for us."

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Adams and the Jets defense will have their hands full Saturday trying to slow down Deshaun Watson and the rest of the Texans offense. 

Watson is enjoying a solid sophomore campaign, throwing for 3,298 yards with a 66.9 completion percentage and a 22-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio in 13 games. Despite suffering a torn ACL in the middle of the 2017 season, the second-year quarterback does not seem to be showing any signs of the injury affecting his rushing abilities this year.

Watson has carried the ball 74 times this season for 410 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry, with two touchdowns. 

Adams knows that while New York's defense will obviously have to work to limit DeAndre Hopkins and the Texans' passing game, they will also have to be on the lookout for the talented, young quarterback running the ball himself.

"Don't get it twisted. Deshaun will run the football. But that's not his first idea when it does come open. Deshaun is a phenominal quarterback. He can sit in the pocket. He can read all the coverages, make all the throws... He's just a dangerous player overall when he does take off and run.

"We just have to do our job, be fundamentally sound and hopefully slow him down as best as possible."

The Jets will take on the Texans at home Saturday afternoon.