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Bucs Adams finally gets it

by Roland Johnson on August 5, 2009

Every where you surf these days on the internet or radio dial, Gaines Adams a former Clemson product and 4th overall pick in the 2007 draft is

Make or break year, for third year defensive end Gaines Adams

Make or break year, for third year defensive end Gaines Adams

being lambasted by everyone from coaches to the media and even fans.

After registering 12.5 sacks over his first two seasons in the league. Adams has come under scrutiny for his lackadaisical work habits in the weight room and film studies.

After trying to use a speed finesse game with little to no results Adams is taking heed of the roaring whispers being shouted in his direction.

As first reported here, Adams sought the help of Chuck Smith who runs Defensive Line Inc. a school of hard knocks for defensive lineman to hone their skill set.

After spending three weeks with Smith, Adams is conceding, that what he did in the past just wasn’t good enough.

Whether or not his efforts will bare fruit remain to be seen, but the first step is always admitting there was / is a problem, which then can be worked on to correct.

Smith, has been known to be a little over the top, when it comes to his proteges in his most recent chat with Scott Reynolds, of PewterReport.com Smith proclaimed Adams is going to be a monster in this league.

So, the situation comes down to this, has Adams truly embraced the task of becoming an elite pass rusher or will he rely on what got him drafted?

Veteran defensive tackle, Chris Hovan claims one of the reasons he was kept around this season is to show Adams how to be a pro.

But also, that Adams toolbox is lacking the necessary tools to become an elite pass rusher.

In other News

Second year linebacker Geno Hayes has been getting first-team reps at the strong-side position, rotating with third year pro Quincy Black.

Mike Nugent took all the reps during special teams practice Tuesday. As Matt Bryant did not participate due to what Morris had said Bryant tweaked something but did not know where the tweak was.

During the Wefence practice, second year pro Josh Johnson and rookie Josh Freeman worked on a side field with quarterback coach Greg Olson.

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