Gone are the days of life-altering head injuries on the field simply being referred to as “getting your bell rung,” as CTE and other brain injuries are being talked about and studied far more than ever before. While protecting the safety of NFL players is important, I cannot help but feel that the days of leather helmets, targeting quarterbacks, and always leading with the crown were infinitely more fun to watch. If you’re like me, worry not: enter Jamal Adams, the Jets’ 21-year-old first round pick who has a rather unorthodox opinion on the subject.
From FOX News:
Jamal Adams, a 21-year-old rookie first-round pick from LSU, said he understands the league’s new safety rules, but that he’s “not a big fan,” and that if he “had a perfect place to die, I would die on the field.”
Adams, who was participating in a forum held Monday for season-ticket holders that included NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and running back Matt Forte, received applause from fans in attendance, but also harsh criticism from league veterans and relatives of players who suffered from CTE.
Call me crazy, but I think this is just the dedication and recklessness that the Jets have been looking for. While other players are in it for the money and to live past 24 years old, Adams simply wants to dish out and receive earth-shattering hits. I’ll even go out on a limb and say it: Jamal Adams’ love for the game and lack of regard for his personal welfare could very well earn the Jets a ring in the next two seasons. Go place your bets while the Vegas odds are still favorable..
[via FOX News]
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