Suggesting the football field would be an ideal place for death is going to elicit strong reactions. Without the benefit of video, it’s tough to tell the seriousness in Adams’ response. It’s also worth pointing out that Adams may not fully grasp exactly what CTE is and how it operates.
I’d argue that educating players and fans about the risks of concussions — both in the short and long-term — would be a more fruitful exercise than shaming them, but know that’s unlikely to happen here.
For what it’s worth, there are plenty of Jets fans on Twitter right now saying Adams is the type of guy they franchise has needed for years.