Seahawks Football 101: Jamal Adams does it all for Seattle at safety

Dec 22, 2020, 3:44 PM | Updated: 3:51 pm

The Seahawks’ defense continued its stellar play in Week 15 with another great performance, this time against the NFC East-leading Washington Football Team. Seattle held Washington to just 15 points.

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In this recent stretch of brilliance, the Seahawks have had a number of players step up and contribute, such as cornerback D.J. Reed and defensive end Carlos Dunlap. But one player who has been consistently making plays all season long for the Seahawks when he plays is Jamal Adams, who picked up another sack, giving him 9,5 in 10 games. That mark is already the most by a defensive back in a single season in NFL history.

The Seahawks struggled against the pass last season and also struggled to generate a pass rush. Adams has helped in both regards so far this season, and that was the case in Washington. 710 ESPN Seattle’s own Dave Wyman broke down two plays from the Washington game where Adams showed he’s a premier safety in the NFL. (You can watch the full video breakdown at the top of this story, or on 710 ESPN Seattle’s YouTube page here.)

On the first play, Washington was running a receiver screen that Adams blew up from the start, allowing cornerback Shaquill Griffin to make a tackle for next to no gain.

The next play Wyman looks at was when Adams recorded sack number 9.5, which ranks seventh in the NFL.

On that play, Adams was lined up on the left side of the field near the hash mark and quarterback Dwayne Haskins rolled out the other way to the sideline. Adams showed his elite speed as well as his hitting ability, sacking Haskins behind the line of scrimmage for yet another sack.

For more Seahawks Football 101 videos from Wyman, the former NFL linebacker and current co-host of 710 ESPN Seattle’s Wyman and Bob, check out any of the links below.

Seahawks Football 101

• Week 1: Adams, Dunbar solve a play that has been Seattle’s problem
• Week 2: How Bobby Wagner helped seal a win on the final play vs. the Patriots
• Week 3: Team effort results in a safety against the Cowboys
• Week 4: How K.J. Wright and the defense solved Seattle’s big-play issues
• Week 5: How the defense came up clutch against the Vikings
• Week 7: Rookie LB Jordyn Brooks’ promising plays in Arizona
• Week 8: Why Bobby Wagner is the NFL’s best blitzing LB
• Week 9: What Carlos Dunlap adds that the defense needs
• Week 11: How K.J. Wright outplayed Kyler Murray
• Week 11 bonus: Proof that the defense’s new success is sustainable
• Week 12: Chris Carson is back, and this is how to use him
• Week 13: The defense’s crucial adjustment to Giants’ run game
• Week 14: The emergence of Ugo Amadi

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