New York Jets safety Jamal Adams hopes cutting out fried food from his diet will raise his game to the next level entering his second season.
Look good, feel good, play good.
That is New York Jets safety Jamal Adams mantra entering his second season in the league. Adams had a solid rookie year and is looking for any way to raise his game to the next level in year two.
For Adams, he is cutting fried food out of his diet in hopes of becoming an even better defender for the Jets. He sees what it can do to other athletes to truly hone their craft to push the envelope in their respective careers.
Adams cites LeBron James and Tom Brady as his inspirations to change his diet because of what it has done for both of their careers. James and Brady are arguably the best to ever play their respective sports.
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In a recent article by Rich Cimini of ESPN, Adams stresses that he wants to do everything he can to become a better player. Here is what Adams had to say:
I’m taking care of my body a little more. It’s those little things that, hopefully, help me get that edge on my competitors. I’m just trying to do the little things the right way at all times.”
If Adams can have a little of their greatness rub off on him then the Jets could have a future Pro Football Hall of Fame player on their hands.
According to the article by Cimini, Adams recently weighed in at 208 pounds which is down from 214 pounds that he played at as a rookie.
Head coach Todd Bowles has noticed an improvement in Adams in terms of his mental game which could be a result of Adams diet. Coach Bowles noted that Adams’ eyes are better and he focuses on the little things more.
Hopefully, for the Jets, Adams focus on the little things will lead to the first interception of his career. Adams was a great run defender in his rookie season but left a lot to be desired in his coverage skills.
It is funny how a little change in Adams diet could result in the Jets safety becoming a Pro Bowl safety for many years to come. As always, what you eat as an athlete is crucial if you want to be in the best shape possible to be a difference maker in the sport you’re in.