Rookie safety Jamal Adams stopped himself mid-sentence, changing his statement from “some people” to “as a team” when speaking to reporters after the game in addressing the team’s practice habits.
According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Adams said “It shows when some people … as a team we don’t prepare well at times during practice. We have to lock in at all times and as a team get better.”
The Jets drafted Adams not only due to his versatility on defense, but for his reputation as a leader and a fierce competitor.
Given the fact that the Jets recently benched Darron Lee and Muhammad Wilkerson for skipping or showing up late to practices, it should come as no surprise that a player with Adams’ reputation had some words on the topic that you might not hear from others within the building.
Following Wilkerson’s one-quarter benching for skipping multiple practices and meetings, head coach Todd Bowles said publicly that he still views Wilkerson as one of the leaders on his roster.