June 14, 2021

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‘I just know he’s the real deal’

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‘I just know he’s the real deal’


The Seahawks were able to pull off a trade for former Jets safety Jamal Adams just days before players were set to report to training camp. Adams is expected to immediately contribute to the defense, strengthening the secondary — something Seattle desperately needed.

And after just one day in a Seahawks uniform, coach Pete Carroll knows what type of play Adams will bring to the team.

“He’s really sharp, he’s really competitive in that he really cares in that he wants to know all the details, he wants to be corrected, he wants to be helped, he wants to be taught, coached and all that,” Carroll told reporters after Wednesday’s practice. “He’s got a unique focus that some great players we’ve had really demonstrated. I just know he’s the real deal. You can see it on film, you can see it when you meet him, and he gets along really well. He has really high expectations for what he’s going to bring to the team and how he’s going to help out, but he also has a real cool approach about it that he knows he to earn it every step of the way, and that’s a great combination.”

Carroll isn’t worried that the “Prez” is going to let things get to his head, either.

“He’s not too full of himself,” Carroll noted. “He wants to be a great player, but he wants to work for it. That’s all we can ask for.”

Pete Carroll on safety Jamal Adams: 'I just know he's the real deal'

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