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Quinton Coples had just finished his first practice with the New York Jets when he walked to the sideline while everyone else headed toward the locker room.
The first-round draft pick strolled over to the man waiting for him and shook his hand and smiled. It was new team president Neil Glat.
Good move, kid. Talk about a good first impression. And he wasn't too bad on the field, either.
Rex Ryan raved about Coples during the first day of rookie minicamp Friday. But the big defensive lineman wasn't the only one singled out. Second-round pick Stephen Hill, a wide receiver from Georgia Tech, and third-rounder Demario Davis, a hard-hitting linebacker from Arkansas State, also impressed their coach during the 2 1/2-hour practice.
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NEW YORK—Jets first-round draft pick Quinton Coples obviously heard about the Jets wanting Bruce Irvin really bad. If they had their way it would have been Irvin facing the media at the Jets rookie mini-camp yesterday.
While a bit over-zealous, Coples showed everyone how hard he’s willing to work to prove that he’s the best man for the job.
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IRVING, Texas -- New York Jets coach Rex Ryan revealed in February that his twin brother, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, would be having Lap-Band surgery during the offseason.
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Rob Ryan talked about...
A new GWR segment revisiting the New York Jets 2012 draft choices. This week we take a look back at their first-round selection Quinton Coples and determine whether another player would have been a better fit for the Green-and-White with the No. 16 overall pick.
The New York Jets eight draft picks and a large collection of undrafted free agents and tryout players will gather for a mini-camp this weekend. Focusing down on the eight draft picks, what will it take for each of them to receive playing time this season? Who will be their primary competition? Let’s take a closer look -
Quinton Coples – Regardless of whether Coples starts at...
The New York Jets are making some bold moves this offseason, and it carried over to the draft. The rolled the dice early and often with this draft class, and it could pay of big way… or it could cost Mike Tannenbaum and Rex Ryan their jobs.
Quinton Coples was a bold choice in the 1st round, especially considering some of the impact players still on the board. While Coples has a...
Through Friday morning, two choices from last weekend's draft, wide receivers Alshon Jeffery (Chicago) and Stephen Hill (New York Jets), already had signed their initial NFL contracts. Both players are second-rounders, but that is coincidental only, and rookie signings in general likely will be much quicker this year. This is the second year of the new CBA and the rookie wage...
I began the day with my ear to the NFL wall as usual.
It’s been tough trying to find anything worthy of blogging about related to the NFL since the draft (yeah, it’s only been 1 week and I’m having withdrawls).
There was the tragic news that broke surrounding Junior Seau. I got up about two lines, and that’s all I could really muster before handing it over to a TMZ link...
The AFC East is always one of the more interesting divisions to watch during the draft. That was true again this season. Would the Dolphins draft Ryan Tannehill as their quarterback of the future? With a wealth of draft picks, was there a chance New England wouldn’t employ their strategy of accumulating extra draft picks?The Dolphins, of course did draft Tannehill and the Patriots...
Unlike Kurt Warner, Rex Ryan said he is glad that his son plays high school football despite the fact that he has suffered a concussion before while playing.