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In my post that shared some coverage stats and why moving one of the defensive backs, tw3ker  asked about Michael Adams, considering that he had the impression that he improved in pass coverage over the course of the season. As previously noted, he was picked on a lot and gave up a lot of receptions. 

So, for you, tw3ker, here is the breakdown for the season:

 

Coverage

Week Game Pos S TA (thrown at) Rec % Ct Yds Avg YAC LG TD In PD NFL Rating
64 41 64.1 489 11.9 272 70 2 2 2 84.7
1 ARZ @ SL SCB P 10 5 50.0 60 12.0 37 36 0 0 0 68.8
2 ARZ @ ATL SCB P     0   0           39.6
3 OAK @ ARZ SCB P 4 2 50.0 91 45.5 73 70 0 0 0 95.8
4 ARZ @ SD SCB P     0   0           39.6
5 NO @ ARZ SCB P 7 5 71.4 74 14.8 12 35 1 0 0 145.2
7 ARZ @ SEA SCB P 3 1 33.3 16 16.0 3 16 0 0 0 52.1
8 TB @ ARZ SCB P 2 2 100 16 8.0 12 11 0 0 0 100.0
9 ARZ @ MIN SCB P 5 4 80.0 16 4.0 18 8 0 0 1 80.0
10 SEA @ ARZ SCB S 2 2 100 13 6.5 11 8 0 0 0 93.8
11 ARZ @ KC RCB S 3 2 66.7 9 4.5 5 5 0 0 0 70.1
12 SF @ ARZ RCB S 11 6 54.5 65 10.8 23 16 0 1 0 34.3
13 SL @ ARZ RCB S 6 5 83.3 49 9.8 27 17 0 0 1 100.7
14 DEN @ ARZ SCB P 5 4 80.0 17 4.3 28 8 0 1 0 41.3
15 ARZ @ CAR SCB P     0   0           39.6
16 DAL @ ARZ SCB P 5 3 60.0 63 21.0 23 37 1 0 0 143.8
17 ARZ @ SF SCB P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39.6

 

As you can see, he only had two decent games in coverage -- the season opener and then late in the season as a starter against San Francisco. Of course, we remember that game for Derek Anderson's postgame meltdown. 

Outside of those two games, of he 43 times he was thrown at, he gave up 30 receptions. Not good. 

Yes, he is a sure tackler and he is also very good on the punt coverage team, but he should not be the nickel corner in 2011. At least taht is what I am hoping.