There will come a point when Adams figures to be in the middle of a turning point-type play. The question is, for which team? In the epic 51-45 Cards wild-card win over the Packers, Adams was the human pass-interference-call. He also got burned and somehow defied gravity long enough to miss a sure sack. But then he forced the fumble, which Karlos Dansby returned for the game-winning points. Whether Adams is in nickel situations or in to spell the hobbled Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, it figures the Saints will look for a mismatch.
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