INDIANAPOLIS --- Colts safety Mike Adams is one of the most vocal leaders on the defense after a dozen years in the NFL, and with a make or break game against the Texans approaching, he made his message loud and clear.
After answering questions with reporters Monday, Adams left the locker room and could be heard behind-the-scenes in the Colts' treatment areas sounding off like Al Davis, yelling one thing to his teammates at the top of his lungs.
"JUST WIN, BAAAAABBBBBBBBY!"
That's exactly what Adams told reporters too before reaching maximum decibel levels, saying the word "win" 15 times in two and a half minutes.
"That's my motto all week. Everytime you all ask me a question, it's win," said Adams Monday. "Nothing else matters. Everybody counted us out. Everybody's off the bandwagon. We have nothing to lose. Just win. That's it."
Adams was then asked what makes him think the Colts can still win despite the last couple of games, to which his answer made it clear he is using doubters as motivation.
"You don't think so? Exactly. No one thinks so," said Adams. "That's why I just said everyone's off the bandwagon. It's on us. We believe we're going to win, and that's all that matters. That's all that matters. We're going to go out there and put it on the line...At the end of the day, we expect to win."
Was Adams angry and embarrassed Monday?
"You hear it in my voice, don't you? I'm anxious actually," said Adams. "I'm not angry because there's highs and lows of this game, but it's frustrating because you know we are a better team than what we displayed. That's what's frustrating, but I'm anxious to get back on the field. I know the rest of the squad is."
Adams then concluded his thoughts on the state of the Colts with one word.