Heading into the new season, there was plenty of optimism around the Jets. The team had brought in some big-name players like Le'Veon Bell and CJ Mosley to go along with rising young players like Sam Darnold and Jamal Adams.
Not many would have expected the team to be 0-3 at their bye week, but that's the reality the team is faced with heading into a Week 5 matchup with the Eagles.
On Tuesday, Adams was a guest on The Rich Eisen Show, and the Jets safety spoke about the team's current situation.
"It's tough, I'm not going to lie to you," Adams told Eisen. "I'm just trying to stay as positive as possible. Just continue to work hard, continue to better myself for the team, and continue to keep the team together. That's really my main focus, man."
Adams was also asked about where he stands with the team, following a Week 2 end-of-game benching against the Browns.
The 23-year-old explained that all is well between he and the team.
"We're good. Obviously, I see a lot of people and I hear it, people saying that the Jets should trade me and all this. I'm not focused on that. I'm a New York Jet. I'm excited to be here," Adams said. "I'm focused on the team right now, I'm focused on trying to better myself for the team … Any time I step on the field I'm going to give it my all, and as long as I can do that, that's just what I bring to the game, and what I can do to keep the energy up on the field. We've just got to stay healthy and continue to bring the energy like we're always doing and stick together as a group, and we'll be fine."
The LSU product was asked specifically about what happened at the end of the Jets' 23-3 Monday Night Football loss to Cleveland. While he says there was a difference in how he and the front office viewed the situation, both sides have moved on.
"To me, I got benched, but we sat down and we talked about it. They didn't really see it as benching me," Adams said. "They just wanted to show a way of calming me down. They thought I was a little bit out of control. They didn't want me to get kicked out for the next game. I definitely would never do that to hurt the team. … We've moved on and there's no love lost with the coaching staff and I. We're on the same page and we're excited to get back out there."
Adams and the Jets will be back in action in Philadelphia this Sunday, looking for their first win of the season.