Adams credited continuing adjustment to the scheme of new defensive coordinator Nate Woody and the tutelage of defensive line coach Jerome Riase.
Against Miami, what was impressive was how quickly and cleanly Adams sometimes got into the backfield past Miami center Tyler Gauthier. Linebacker Brant Mitchell called him “deceptively quick.” Adams said that Riase’s instruction has helped him anticipate the offense better.
“He gives us little key indicators from watching film and things that we can use to our advantage,” Adams said. “That, honestly, has probably been the biggest change. And probably the reason why we’ve been making more plays this year.”
Adams also said that his body is helping, too. Adams has had challenges with his weight – he is 6-foot-2 and 325 pounds – but is carrying better weight now.
“He’s doing great,” Mitchell said. “‘Big B,’ he gets after it when he’s in there.”
Adams was amused by a photo of his teammate Kyle Cerge-Henderson circulating on social media in which he was photographed striding about Grant Field before the game wearing a fur coat with no shirt on and sweatpants.
Adams was not interested in re-creating the look.
“Uh, no,” Adams said with a laugh. “I think my fur is (that) I’m already big.”