Jets rookie safety Jamal Adams made headlines earlier this week when he declared that the football field would be the "perfect place to die" in response to a question about CTE. As expected, Adams comments didn't go over too well with everyone.

So after practice on Tuesday, Adams walked back those remarks -- in part because Jets coach Todd Bowles told him to do so. According to Adams, his comments were about "passion," not CTE.

"Honestly, I really didn't see it getting that far," he told reporters, per ESPN. "I was speaking about being passionate about the game that I love. I understand that some families were affected by this disease. I definitely didn't mean it in any type of way."

He added that when you see something on "First Take" and ESPN, you should address it.

"My words were simply that I'm very passionate about what I do," he said. "I said at the beginning [of the forum] ... I'm all about making the game safer. I understand CTE and the symptoms and whatnot, and how families are affected by it, but it's simply about passion."