"It was a shame for him and a shame for the club that we could not get the results we wanted and then suddenly you're seven or eight without a win," he told Sky Sports.
"Then the confidence dips a bit, then mistakes start to creep in and we find ourselves in a tough situation.
"In the end I think the club were possibly disappointed they had to sack him because they would have loved him to do well."
Despite feeling that Adams was unlucky to get the axe, the veteran acknowledges that the sacking was just a sign of the times especially in the Premier League.
"I know Tony was excited when he got the chance I know he would have loved to have been a success," he revealed.
"Unfortunately in the Premier League you don't get long now if results don't go your way. We went from seventh to one place above the relegation zone.
"They felt they had to make a change. You never like seeing anyone lose there job but that's football it's a ruthless game if you don't get results you're out."