49ers film room: How Jets Jamal Adams would take Niners to next level

Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Jamal Adams, New York Jets.
Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

No. 9: Jamal Adams has to be blocked by an offensive lineman, and this favors the 49ers

By requiring offensive linemen to try blocking Jamal Adams, this will open up opportunities for other 49ers defenders, such as Fred Warner, Nick Bosa and Arik Armstead, to name a few. This would allow them to have a bigger impact on the run game and give opposing offensive coordinators nightmares.

Offensive linemen have attempted to block Adams with varying degrees of success.

Just take this play against the Chicago Bears. Late in the game, with the Bears trying to wind down the clock by running the ball, they have three tight ends lined up outside of their right tackle. Adams is lined up inside the box as a linebacker. The Bears’ three tight ends all block down, whilst the tackle pulls around the tight ends and blocks the most dangerous defender, Adams. The tackle made the block, just. The tackle ended up on the floor.

Adams hit him that hard.

Yes, Adams didn’t make the play on the running back and the Bears still gained a few positive yards. However, this plays showcases Adams’ strength and fearlessness when taking on blocks. Even when those blocks are being attempted by offensive linemen, Adams’ confidence doesn’t waiver, nor does he hesitate.

Adams plays with a no-nonsense, “I am stronger, faster and better than you” approach.

It has worked for him so far.