Seahawks safety Jamal Adams made it clear earlier in the week that, despite leaving Seattle's previous game with a shoulder injury, he was not about to miss playing in his first playoff game.
And while Adams was indeed on the field for Seattle's 30-20 Wild Card loss to the Rams, he was not fully healthy, and he revealed after the game that he is likely going to need multiple surgeries this offseason, one to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder—the injury from last week—and one for the broken fingers he has been dealing with for several weeks.
"I've got to take care of these fingers for sure, and the shoulder," Adams said. "It's part of the game. I'm not sitting here making excuses for anything, it's part of the game, and like I said early in the week, there was no doubt in my mind that I wasn't going to go out there and attempt to play. I did what I could, I wish I could have done more to help the team win, but obviously things didn't roll our way. I think we shot ourselves in the foot a lot of times on both sides of ball and versus a good team like that you just can't do it. I have a lot of respect for that organization over there, they just do it right. So we've just got to continue to get better, continue to work on ourselves as a team and that's our focus."
While the harness Adams wore on his injured left shoulder did limit the mobility of that arm, Adams said that's no excuse for some of the plays he felt like he should have made, including a potential pass breakup on a deep completion to Cooper Kupp that gained 48 yards, setting up a field goal.
"I'm not a person that's going to make excuses," Adams said. "Yes, I did have a harness on that restricted me from going up or going across, but that's not an excuse. I've got to make the play. I mean, it was a hell of a grab, stuff like that happens, but you know obviously the ball just didn't roll our way on that one."
The best photos from the Seattle Seahawks' Wild Card game vs. the Los Angeles Rams at Lumen Field. Fueled by Nesquik