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Quinton Coples is making the transition from defensive end to outside linebacker this year, but he already appears to be pretty confident in his skills in the new role.
The 6-foot-6, 285-pound pass rusher thinks covering new Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller and Rob Gronkowski will be no problem for him and the Jets. In fact, he makes it sound simple.
“Dustin Keller? I wouldn’t let him get off the line,” Coples told Seth Walder of New York Daily News. “That’s the best way to cover, ain’t it?”
Coples had a similar plan with Gronkowski.
“Yeah. Just don’t let him get off the line,” Coples said. “I won’t just be one-on-one with him, I’ll have help.”
It’s amazing that Coples is the first person to come up with this game plan. If only someone had thought of it sooner. Then Gronkowski couldn’t have piled up 187 receptions for 2,663 yards and 38 touchdowns in 43 career games.
Coples racked up 5 1/2 sacks in 2012 playing five-technique defensive end in the Jets’ 3-4 alignment. He also
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When the Jets selected Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick they acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Darrelle Revis, the fan base was quite shocked. The Jets had taken defensive linemen with their first and third round picks in 2011 (Muhammad Wilkerson and Kenrick Ellis) and also with their first round pick in 2012 (Quinton Coples). With...
Quinton Coples is making the switch from defensive end to linebacker for the New York Jets, and with the switch is a new bravado we’ve never seen from Coples before.
Coples was asked by the New York Daily News about dealing with tight ends in the division like former teammate Dustin Keller, and most importantly Patriots star Rob Gronkowski.
Coples didn’t shy away from the challenge...
The New York Jets were a comedy of errors in 2012. With an underwhelming offseason that has included the trading away of the team’s best player, a controversial quarterback drafting, the loss of the team’s best quarterback due to injury and the arrest of a running back that many had high hopes for, most are predicting yet another embarrassing season for this team. While the concerns...
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Rex Ryan says the New York Jets are not close to deciding on a starting quarterback and he won't make that call until he feels ''100 percent comfortable.''
Mark Sanchez, the incumbent trying to revive his career, and Geno Smith, the hotshot rookie, are competing for the job this offseason. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg recently suggested he hoped a front...
Our 285-pound backer?
Honestly, I can’t muster enough energy to talk about Sanchez and quarterbacks. The most intriguing thing for me about this Jets team is the experiment taking place on Rex Ryan’s defense. Specifically, with the front seven.
For anyone who’s watched this squad over the years, it’s clear Ryan can coach defense. And the Jets defensive units have been solid...
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan told the media today that wide receiver Santonio Holmes may start training camp on the physically unable to perform list
Rex Ryan says there's a "possibility" that Santonio Holmes could start training camp on the PUP list (LisFranc surgery). #nyj
— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) June 5, 2013
Holmes is still recovering from Lisfranc...
Rookie Sheldon Richardson is readying himself for Rex Ryan's defensive line. That mean's he's preparing to post up anywhere, and...“Everywhere,” Richardson told NewYorkJets.com's Eric Allen of his work in OTAs. “A little end, a little three tech(nique), a little nose, shade, all that… The only thing I haven’t done yet is play rush, so I pretty much have...
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday that the Jets are not close to naming a starting quarterback just yet.
“I don’t believe we’re close to that right now,” Ryan told the media after practice Wednesday. “Obviously, we don’t have to make that move right now. Until we feel 100 percent comfortable with that decision, we’ll leave it to competition.”
Not long after Tim Tebow was released by the New York Jets, there was some speculation that the New England Patriots could be interested in signing him. Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been complimentary of Tebow in the past, and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels traded up to draft Tebow when he was head coach [...]
Many fantasy pundits were pegging Jets’ wide receiver Stephen Hill as a possible breakout player for 2013 with the addition of QB Geno Smith but apparently his offseason knee surgery isn’t completely healed yet. Hill is going to be an important factor for the offense and saw some swelling this week. The team medical staff has taken a look and found some fluid building up and...
Tim Tebow fanboys had much more fun last summer.
ESPN descended upon Jets’ training camp last summer, providing daily hourly coverage in the battle between Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez for starting quarterback job. The coverage was, in a word, ridiculous. Tebow never won the job and had zero positive impact on the football field in 2012.
Except for maybe this funny moment:
New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes has been recovering
from a Lisfranc injury – a fracture in his foot – after undergoing surgery to
repair the fracture in October. Now, coach Rex Ryan told Seth Walder of The New
York Daily News that there’s a chance Holmes starts the season on the team’s physically
unable to perform (PUP) list.
“Of course Santonio, we’ll see...
With wide receivers Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill and Jeremy Kerley all recovering from injuries, Mark Sanchez doesn’t know much about the receivers he’s been throwing to at Jets OTAs. He might start by learning their names.
Sanchez has been throwing passes to five entirely new receivers during organized team activities over the past few weeks, and he doesn’t even know their...
BY NICK ST. DENISWhile Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith battle over the New York Jets' lone starting quarterback job, they're depending on a random hodgepodge of receivers to help their respective cases. (photo: Billtacular, Flickr)Gang Green has been without their No. 1 wideout during OTAs. They're also missing their No. 2 this week. Oh, and their No. 3 and No. 4 options...