This week’s “Back-Up of the Game” presented by Venyu is safety Mike Adams.
When the 2014 season comes to a close, fans will look back on the signing of Mike Adams as one of the most important of the offseason.
Ever since Delano Howell’s injury, Adams has taken the starting safety spot and been a durable presence while continuing to find himself around the ball.
On Sunday, Adams had two interceptions of Tom Brady after the Patriots quarterback had just one pick in his previous 200 pass attempts.
As you would expect from Adams, he didn’t have much to say about his interceptions.
“It doesn’t mean anything, just a stat for me which I really don’t care about,” Adams said after the loss. “I’d rather have a “W” with no tackles and no picks anyway, especially given the implications and importance of this game. We all knew Denver lost. We all saw that so in the back of our head, I can’t speak for everybody else, but I knew we needed this. We needed it bad, but we’re not out, we’re not down and out. We’re just going to keep grinding and get back to work.”
Adams chipped in with a team-best 11 tackles on the night.
His four interceptions in 2014 ties a career-high he set back in 2005 with the San Francisco 49ers.
With some influx at the safety position this season, Adams has been a stable voice.
He was speaking after the game like a veteran on how the Colts must react following the loss.
“In this game, the best part about it is that we got next week. We got next week to recover,” Adams said.
“There’s no quit in us. It doesn’t stop here. We’re going to move on to next week, I don’t even know who we got, I don’t care who we have, but we’re going to show up. We have to show up.”
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