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Jets safety Jamal Adams quit his weekly radio spot
#1 , drawing criticism from former Jets linebacker Bart Scott. Scott is a co-host of the show Adams appeared on every Tuesday during the season on WFAN.The station announced Tuesday that Adams no longer is doing the show. No specifics were given, though co-host Maggie Gray read a statement delivered to the station on behalf of Adams.“On advice from his family and representatives, Jamal has decided to no longer do his weekly radio spot,” Gray said, via Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media. Adams was “not happy” with Gray’s questions last week after his removing Jets references from his bio on his social media accounts.Gray expressed disappointment at Adams’ decision, via Slater.“I’m disappointed, too Brian Poole Jersey , because I look at Jamal as like a little brother,” Scott said, via Slater, “and this is bad advice. It’s one thing to maybe not do it after the season, but you always start what you finish. Listen, it is not easy at all to come on a radio show, and your team has never been successful. All he knows is ails Womens Steve McLendon Jersey , defeats. But that’s why people look to you, because they know that they wouldn’t want to do it.“So this is your opportunity to separate yourself from the normal athlete and from the leaders in that locker room and say, ‘Listen, I’m going to speak for us. I’m going to step up and do what’s tough.’ Every athlete has gotten here because we didn’t do what was easy. We did what was right. And it was right for Jamal to finish what he started.” For all the coaches who complain about the amount of time they get with players on the field in the offseason, new Jets coach Adam Gase is willing to give some of it up.Via Matt Stypulkoski of, Gase is bypassing a rookie minicamp, calling their weekend of work “rookie orientation.”Gase did the same thing during his three years with the Dolphins , and said he likes being able to offer rookies more classroom work and chances to learn about all the non-football stuff.“Most of these guys haven’t played since December, maybe November,” Gase said. “To drag them out there, run them around – I guess I’ve seen too many times where you lose a first-round draft pick to injury. You want to get them caught up as fast as possible and when you go install, practice, correct, another install – by the time you get done with the weekend Chandler Catanzaro Jersey , they have no clue what happened. . . .“We do all the things you want to do with rookies to kind of get them going in a real-life setting. A lot of these guys, they went from high school – they were home – to college – where everybody does everything for them. Now they’re on their own. So you have to educate them about, ‘This is how it’s going to be and you’re on your own and you’re going to have to pay bills and you’re going to have to get your own food.’ There’s a lot of things that guys don’t know about.”Other teams have gone the same route, and some coaches are scaling back the on-field portion of what they’re able to do.Honestly, a minicamp full of rookies and tryout guys may have minimal impact on the football future of a team, but helping players with their actual futures has a chance to have a greater impact.

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