K.J. Wright on Jamal Adams being home and not on Seahawks sideline
Dec 21, 2023, 10:20 AM | Updated: 10:24 am
The Seattle Seahawks came back and beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football, and Jamal Adams was not part of the victory.
Not only did Adams not play in the game due to a knee injury, but according to head coach Pete Carroll, Adams was not even at Lumen Field for the game.
“I think he was home. It was hard on him,” head coach Pete Carroll said during his Monday show on Seattle Sports. “And we talked about it and how he was going to deal with it, and he didn’t need to be there.”
Former NFL linebacker K.J. Wright, who played with Adams in Seattle in 2020 and played under Carroll for 10 years, shared his thoughts on Adams not being at Lumen Field for the game with his teammates during the weekly K.J. Wright Show on Seattle Sports.
First of all, is it normal for an injured player to not be at the field for a home game?
“That is not normal,” Wright told Brock and Salk. “The only time you’re at home is when you can’t walk, maybe you have a concussion. That’s the only time you’re at home.”
Is it a big deal that Adams wasn’t there?
“The deal with me is what’s happening by you not showing up is you’re drawing more attention to yourself. You’re drawing more attention to Jamal Adams,” Wright said. “If you’re on the sideline cheering and high-fiving and supporting your guys, I’d have been like, ‘Look at that. That’s a good teammate.'”
Adams clearly isn’t healthy, Wright noted, and the Seahawks made a decision to not play him on Monday. But it would have been “no news” if he’d have been on the sideline for the game. Notably, Geno Smith and Devon Witherspoon were inactive and were shown hyping up their teammates.
“But when you make a decision to say, ‘I’m not going to show up, I’m not going to go in there because of a decision that the coaches made,’ that is drawing attention to Jamal Adams,” Wright said. “It’s not about the guys on the football field, it’s about you right now.”
Check out the full conversation in the video player at the top of this post, or listen to the entire K.J. Wright Show at this link.
The K.J. Wright Show airs every Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m. on Seattle Sports during Seahawks season.