Mike Adams eyes N.J. homecoming

Updated: January 26, 2014, 9:22 PM ET
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Mike Adams won't be going to Disney World if the Denver Broncos win the Super Bowl. Instead, he'll take a walk -- literally -- to his hometown of Paterson, N.J.

Adams told the Denver Post that he intends to walk to crime-ridden Paterson if the Broncos win Super Bowl XLVIII, which will be played in East Rutherford, N.J., approximately 10 miles from his hometown.

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Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty ImagesMike Adams claimed he will walk to his hometown of Paterson, N.J., if the Broncos win the Super Bowl.

"If we win the Super Bowl, I'm going to keep my helmet and pads on and I'm walking home," Adams told the Post.

Adams jokingly acknowledged to the Post that local motorists might be alarmed by the sight of someone walking down the road wearing a football uniform and pads.

"After I get to the IHOP on Route 3, I'll start hitchhiking," he told the paper. "But they'd probably think I'm just some crazy person."

A 10-year veteran who has spent the past two seasons with the Broncos, Adams reached the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2004 with the San Francisco 49ers.

Adams recorded 64 tackles and one interception this season for the Broncos, who moved the 32-year-old into the starting lineup midway through the season. He had four tackles in Denver's victory over the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game.

Adams used harsh words in his description of Paterson, comparing the city to "a cancer."

"It can be almost like a cancer," Adams told the Post. "And I say that because the negativity in that place can be like a snowball rolling downhill."

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