This week’s “Back-Up of the Game” presented by Venyu is safety Mike Adams.
Labeling Adams as a “backup” isn’t totally true but this is a guy who didn’t take consistent first team reps at safety until the end of Training Camp.
Adams also didn’t have anywhere close to a full offseason with the Colts, after the team signed him near the end of OTAs.
But after four weeks, Adams has done a very solid job at stabilizing the safety spot next to LaRon Landry.
“He came in and did what we expected him to do,” Darius Butler says of his fellow secondary member.
“He’s played a long time in his league. He’s a good veteran presence back there and he came right in and learned the playbook on the run.”
On Sunday against the Titans, Adams had a pair of interceptions and a key second quarter pass breakup that held the Titans to a field goal.
The interceptions were the 14th and 15th of the 10-year career for Adams.
It was another solid defensive effort from the Colts with the unit starting to create some more chances for the offense.
“We have to play with an edge,” Adams says of the defense. “We got to match number 12. If 12 is playing well, we got to play well, too.
“We’re getting the chemistry together and we’re starting to roll. We got to keep this going, that’s the main thing.”
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