I think we all agree. Adams has potential. He has talent. He's underperformed like we all expected he might. We all hope he gets better cause man can he be a beast if he's mentally engaged like on the Bell TD run.
But he stinks. That is not likely to change, because he lacks a fundamental trait: he lacks mental toughness. The toughness it takes to push yourself to the limit (working out). He doesn't know what hard work is. Now... people will say, "All he needs is technique work. But anyone who's ever played sports knows, that technique goes out the window when other factors (e.g. stamina) come into play.
Anyways, I agree with you on Adams. I suppose that is why I was always so frustrated with him. I have been talking about the guy since he was a senior in HS. My dad loves OSU recruiting, and always wants to chat it up about certain players. Adams was one of those guys...the next Orlando Pace. So, we watched him...and made excuses for him early on. We kept waiting for him to bloom and come into his own. You could see the physical tools were there. There were even games where he would take your breath with a devastating block or two. He might even put together several games of playing really good ball. We would think...ok he has finally arrived. Then pfft...gives up 2 sacks...allows several pressures and gets little push in the run game. I have been waiting for a long long time for the light bulb to come on for this guy. I finally gave up after tattoo gate. I suppose that is why I have been so verbal about the guy. Its just frustrating to know a guy has the ability but will likely never realize it.
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