I just got back from a visit to Seahawks camp in Seattle. Awesome site for football. Jamar Adams is in a knockout fight for SS with Kam Chancellor (VT) for the 3rd spot behind Lawyer Milloy (UW) and Kevin Ellison (USC).
Here's a shot taken today from camp...
Jamar looked great and is in high spirits. This was non contact but Jamar held his own. I talked briefly with him. He will not be back for the UConn game - he has not been contacted as yet (note RR is trying to get current Mich Alum NFL honorary captains for that game.) He said he could be back during a Seahawks bye week - but has no plans as yet. He says Go Blue! to everyone back in A^2. Very classy guy!
Note I was a VIP invitee by Kevin Griffin - Director of Fan Development for the Seahawks and ex-Buckeye. He was impressive as well. Why do those Buckeyes have to be so nice. I guess winning has a way with those folk. That will change soon I hope (can I get a witness!) I love meeting up with Big Ten alums. We are everywhere!
Go Blue Jamar and good luck!
Will Cameron Gordon bring balance to the force? Will Vlad the Impaler ever transition from psych to sang? Is Marvin the Marvelous Marvel just an empty OMG shirtless? Do 40-times matter at all? Will Misopogon exhaust his annual allotment of rhetorical questions before this deck is even finished? I dunno, but I was seriously freaking about about free safety, man, so I dipped into UFRs of yore and found….hope?
Question for you Cam: What has two thumbs, and is responsible for stopping the big play?
Tthere are things that concern me very much about 2010. Chief among these, and that which I would like to now give the full Misopogonal logorrhea treatment in an attempt to allay those fears in my own head (and SLEEP dammit), is the position of Free Safety.
Or Deep Safety.
Or Deathbacking D-Back of Defensive Doom.
You know what I'm talking about: the middle safety who is supposed to play Cover 1, or center Cover 3, or clean up anything that runs by Obi Ezeh and whichever lineman Obi has affixed himself to for the duration of that play.
The position which, at least in our current defensive terminology, I believe is officially called the…
* Good news is none of those links are RickRolls. Bad news is they are all much, much worse.
To really grasp what kind of play to expect this season from the quarterback of the defense, and what kind of player tends to succeed in that position I felt it necessary to go over the kind of deep safety play that Michigan has had since, oh, 2005.
…[Misopogon spends two full evenings in old UFRs]
Omigod guys, there's some seriously bad safety play in there. But I learned some things today… Fortify your stomach, then click to continue.
Per CBSSports.com, Jamar Adams, the only competent Michigan safety in recent memory, has been signed to the Seahawk's practice squad:
Good for him. Practice squad players make $6,000 a week, with playoff bonuses. Not a bad living.