The Boston Cannons have led MLL in fast break goals per game in each of the past two seasons. Under head coach John Tucker in 2015, the team buried 3.50 goals per game in transition.
When Sean Quirk and Sean Kirwan took over as head coach and offensive coordinator, respectively, last offseason, they decided to keep playing at that tempo — the 2016 Cannons scored a league-high 3.79 fast break goals per game.
|Team||Fast Break Goals per game|
|New York Lizards||3.07|
Adams’ end-to-end speed enabled that style to succeed. Since the start of 2015, the two-way star has 16 points (13G, 3A) on fast breaks. Among non-attackmen, only Scott Ratliff (12G, 15A), Steven DeNapoli (10G, 12A) and Josh Hawkins (13G, 8A) have more fast break points.
The reigning champion Denver Outlaws signed Adams during the player movement period. Expect the Outlaws’ transition offense (2.71 goals per game, 5th in MLL) to take off after adding arguably the league’s most dangerous two-way threat.