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Old 11-23-2012, 08:59 PM   #41
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You're overreacting, that's all I can say. He's OK now, and he'll steadily get better. He's also playing RT, which is supposedly easier, but not when you've only played left you're entire career.
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You're overreacting, that's all I can say. He's OK now, and he'll steadily get better. He's also playing RT, which is supposedly easier, but not when you've only played left you're entire career.
This. He will be a fine starter when Starks calls it a career.
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Adams looks a hell of a lot better than Starks ever did in his first 4-5 seasons or so.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:25 AM   #44
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I think the first thing he should work on is the mental aspect of it. When I see an end lined up in front of him, I don't know what Adams is thinking but he always seems to look and move in the wrong direction and the D-End blows by him then Adams tries to play party cake with him to stop the rush which never happens. It's almost reminds me of a bad quarterback who decides that he is going to throw to a certain player before the ball is snapped. Then throws an INT.

I've seen Adams make some decent blocks and I've seen him make lots of TERRIBLE attempts at what I guess I'll call a block. It doesn't take play by play analysis to notice things on the field unless it's in the secondary. I don't base my judgement of a player or team based on what analysts say or what any board member says. I understand he's a rookie and he ain't gonna be perfect, but all I have to say is this guy probably put his hand on the stove 15 times before he started believing it was hot, then continues to check annually to make sure it's still hot. Slow, and lazy learner, who's mental strength and abilities match his physical.
He doesnt have a balanced pass protection set and a decent kick slide YET. That is what you are seeing. He needs to "double tap" with his right foot while kicking back and at the same time keep his shoulders square to the Line Of Scrimmage so he can be ready for the outside rush, or close down the inside with a good power step.

Its technique and consistency of technique. The offensive line is more technical than people think. I agree that his technique is inconsistent and sloppy at times...........I said this when he was drafted. I just think you are overexaggerating the frequency of the breakdowns.
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Am I still alone that this guy is a fucking cancer to our offense? Anyone who says he's progressing or coming along nicely is blind.
I actually thought he was doing okay until the Ravens game. He got no help and was abused by Krugar.

But still, he is a rookie, so give him some slack, he will be fine.
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Mike Adams is awful. He needs to improve A LOT before he's worthy of seeing the field. Can't pass block, weak run blocker, shitty movement, doesn't know what to do with his hands. I still think he can develop into something, but it's going to be a season or two.
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Yeah really, cause he KILLS drives.

You know how many times I've read "CANCER of the locker room" on this site?

Gimmie a break........

Ummm, I don't think you understand what the phrase "cancer in the locker room" means. It doesn't have anything to do with a rookie being thrown in over his head and having to learn A LOT and struggling....
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Mike Adams is awful. He needs to improve A LOT before he's worthy of seeing the field. Can't pass block, weak run blocker, shitty movement, doesn't know what to do with his hands.
although Adams has been struggling as a pass blocker he's been pretty good as a run blocker.
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Personally, I like Adam's potential. This is his baptism by fire.
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Mike Adams is awful. He needs to improve A LOT before he's worthy of seeing the field. Can't pass block, weak run blocker, shitty movement, doesn't know what to do with his hands. I still think he can develop into something, but it's going to be a season or two.
I will respectfully disagree with this statement.

Adams actually does a good job in the run game getting movement on defenders. He also does a decent job in pass blocking if you watch line play for the entire game and not just the 3- 5 times a game he gives up a QB pressure or sack.

NFL D linemen are better than who he saw at Purdue, Northwestern, Indiana, etc last year. Every snap is a learning experience for him.
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