Houston Texans: 38-Year-Old Mike Adams has a chance to accentuate his career

Houston Texans safety Mike Adams (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Houston Texans safety Mike Adams (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Houston Texans’ safety Mike Adams will have an opportunity to accentuate a storied career by stepping into a larger role with the Chiefs today. What’s up?

Houston Texans fans — what an incredible ending to the Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans divisional-round matchup last night.  The Titans stunned the Ravens 28-12 and I’m sure the Ravens are still trying to figure out what the hell happened to a season that was on a sure-fire track to the Super Bowl.

But you know what?  That’s why you play the games because on any given date, you never know what team has shown up and the Titans have been the hottest team in football as of late.  It showed tremendously last night as they had no answer for Derrick Henry and they were able to legitimately figure out the blueprint to neutralize Lamar Jackson.

Now every team is going to be looking at that tape so the Ravens better get back to the film room and figure out some more schemes because this era of Ravens’ football could be short-lived.

It’s just incredible how these sequences of events unfolded and the Houston Texans now have the opportunity to host an AFC Championship Game in Houston for the first time ever if they beat the Kansas City Chiefs today.

Most of the Houston Texans will be ready to go today with the exceptions being Jahleel Addae (knee, Achilles) and Jordan Akins (hamstring).  Neither of them made the trip to K.C.

Yes, even Will Fuller will be able to give it a go against the Kansas City Chiefs today but we’ll have to see how he’s used against an improved defensive front on their end.

Since Addae can’t go, the Houston Texans have called up 38-year-old safety Mike Adams to step in Addae’s stead off the bench.

Adams, who is currently in his 16th season in the NFL, is by a notable margin, the eldest player on the current roster.  He’s also the longest-tenured safety at this moment as well.

His career includes two Pro Bowl selections, nine playoff game appearances — today will be his 10th — through 228 career games — 149 starts — in his pro career that started in 2004.

He went undrafted out of the University of Delaware but the fact that he has carved himself a nice career out of that status is definitely worth noting.

Signed in early October, the Houston Texans will be the sixth team has played for in his career with the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and San Francisco 49ers all preceding.

For a guy that his the nickname of Pops among his brethren on the roster, he still is providing a

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valuable contribution off the bench.   It’s anyone’s guess if he will hang it up after this season but as long as he’s feeling, can contribute, I’m sure there will be NFL teams that would be willing to take a flyer on him.

But for now, his role is critical as he has the opportunity to accentuate an already storied career by making his mark in this game today.

Adams had a forced fumble and tackle-for-loss this past Saturday against the Buffalo Bills so who knows what’s in store with him having the green light to play more?

Either way you slice it, Adams is truly an inspirational story in terms of longevity and I’m sure many have asked him how does he do it.

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We’re about to find out on the gridiron today.

Adams has also accumulated three tackles — two solos — through six games this season.