Originally posted on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 6/19/13
Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays! We continue today with a look at Quinton Coples unleashed (Note, you can track this entire series right here) We don’t hide from our past writing here at TOJ. I was initially skeptical and critical of the New York Jets decision to select Quinton Coples in the first round. Fortunately, I have been proven wrong as Coples showed immense potential in his rookie season, finishing with a team leading 5.5 sacks despite only playing in 47% of the defensive snaps. He showed versatility and explosiveness as a pass rusher and is a going to be the featured pass rusher on the Jets defense this season. We’ve talked plenty about the New York media misrepresenting Coples “move” to outside linebacker this season. To categorize Coples in a single position in this defense is a senseless task. He is going to play defensive end in 4-3 looks and 3-4 looks, defensive tackle and outside linebacker in certain situations. Coples is going to be put into position to rush the passer. You won’t be seeing him constantly dropping in coverage and being asked to set the edge in the running game. With a featured role and more overall reps, Coples should be a double digit sack guy…yes he is good enough to break the Jets now 8 year streak of having a player without 10 or more sacks. Quietly, the Jets are building something special upfront with Coples, Muhammad Wilkerson and the recently added Sheldon Richardson. It is going to be fun to watch these guys wreak havoc in the coming years. - NEW YORK DAILY NEWS STORY PITCH OF THE DAY - 1400 words from Gary Myers on the issues with Rex Ryan wearing a sweater vest on the sideline every game. “The monotony of his outfit demonstrates a man resigned to his fate as a lame-duck coach in an organization that no longer wants his brash proclamations and unfulfilled promises.” Myers also is critical of Rex wearing receiver gloves during colder games because “he isn’t a player and needs to stop acting like one.” RANDOM JET OF THE DAY – KEVAN BARLOW! - The Jets traded for Barlow right before the 2006 season to be their lead back, yet he only finished with 131 carries for 370 yards (that is 2.8 yards per carry!) However, he did have 6 touchdowns. PLODDER NATION!
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