Why keeping Tony Adams was the right call for the NY Jets

NY Jets safety Tony Adams deserved to make the team based on his pre-season movie

when evaluating New York JetsExisting after free agency and the NFL draft, some glaring needs remained, including a safety post.

While the planes landed Jordan Whitehead A capable start to say the least – they didn’t have a proven talent after that.

Fans can be optimistic about the veteran LaMarcus JoynerBut we have to admit he hasn’t played a full season safely since 2018, injured last year, and he’s 31.

Full details of the Tony Adams movie (44:10 runtime) can be found at the bottom of this article (You must be a Jets X-Factor member and log into the site).

There has been a lot of unproven talent in Whitehead and Joyner’s past. Ashten Daviswho was selected in the third round of 2020, was hugely disappointed. Jason Pinnockmaking the transition from the corner to safety, has overestimated the 2021 campaign. And a veteran Will Parkswhile a good locker room player, is the definition of JAG (just a guy).

After pre-season, most fans agreed that Joyner and Whitehead would start while hoping that Parks (a fan favorite) and Pinnock would serve as the team’s backup lockers.

Reduction day came and went. Davis relegated in the Final 53 while Parks and Pinnock were cut. While it came as a surprise to many, it may not be as surprising as some believe, only because Parks and Pinnock in general are overrated.

The win over Parks and Pinnock to join Davis in the 53rd minute was a surprising goalkeeper we haven’t mentioned yet: Tony Adams.

Adams is an unnamed rookie from Illinois, who was very little discussed by Jets fans before announcing that he made the team. Almost no one expected him to go down 53rd. He was someone who didn’t necessarily stand out in practice or in pre-season games.

But that’s not always a bad thing in a situation like security.

As it turns out, when I went back to the pre-season movie and saw every actor Adams played, I came away impressed, seeing exactly why the Jets thought it was worth keeping on the roster.

In our latest review of Blewett’s Blitz, we answer every question Jets fans might have about Tony Adams.

  • Was it worthy of being on the list?
  • What does it offer?
  • Is it over high or low safety?
  • What is the positive side of it?
  • Should it stay on the list if/when more additions come in?

All these questions and many more are answered in this edition of Blewett’s Blitz. Additionally, Tony Adams’ strengths and weaknesses are listed below, as is the full members-only movie (44:10 runtime).

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Points of strength and weakness

strength point

  • Speed
  • acceleration
  • The ability to take breaks
  • I played some corner
  • Great professional numbers equal to 9.76 RAS (Relative Mathematical Score)
  • Good eyes for coverage
  • consciousness
  • Keep square in man cover
  • Understands deep covering tasks
  • The patient is out of coverage
  • He gets dribbling, in the man’s cover
  • Aggressive in taking lumps
  • The first to shoot the blocks
  • forcefully cast blocks
  • Great effort
  • Get practical coverage
  • Click and close in game play
  • He plays over blocks well into the square, allowing himself to play multiple gaps/lanes
  • crumbles to handle well
  • Versatility to play high and low, in slots and in special teams

Weak points

  • Needs to know when to weave vs. shuffle
  • We could be looking back at QB so early in men’s coverage
  • The connection can be accessed in coverage leaving itself unbalanced
  • can play out of balance
  • Want to see more reps of hip flop to determine looseness/fluidity
  • He leaves his feet as a striker
  • Needs more active feet outside coverage

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