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Fri, 17 May 2013 07:05:48 -0700
New York Jets LB Quinton Coples said he has responded to the coaches' criticism by giving more effort in the weight room.
Sat, 11 May 2013 12:20:10 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he is unhappy with how LB Quinton Coples has performed in the weight room this offseason. Ryan said he believes Coples could play outside linebacker but will have to compete for a starting job if he does not improve in the weight room.
Sun, 05 May 2013 08:28:17 -0700
New York Jets LB Quinton Coples will be the biggest outside linebacker in the NFL if he plays at 280 pounds this season. There could be concerns about his ability to play in space and drop into coverage at that weight.
Fri, 03 May 2013 06:58:42 -0700
New York Jets LB Quinton Coples said he believes his switch to outside linebacker should allow him to make more plays in 2013. After weighing 290 pounds last year as a defensive end in a 3-4 scheme, Coples is down to 285 pounds and said he expects to play between 280-285 pounds this upcoming season. "I feel good," Coples said of the switch. "I think it's definitely going to open up more opportunities for me to get to the quarterback and also show my athleticism and drop into coverage."
Thu, 02 May 2013 12:27:53 -0700
New York Jets LB Quinton Coples said he hopes to play at 280 to 285 pounds this season when he moves to outside linebacker. He was listed at 290 pounds last season.
Thu, 02 May 2013 05:25:18 -0700
New York Jets DL Quinton Coples will be moved to 3-4 outside linebacker, according to a league source. Head coach Rex Ryan uses multiple fronts, so it's quite possible Coples will be deployed as a down lineman in certain situations; however, the plan for now is to stand him up.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:58:20 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Tuesday, April 30, that there is a possibility that drafting DT Sheldon Richardson could knock DL Quinton Coples out to an edge rusher position. Ryan worked Coples out as an outside linebacker at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2012.
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:31:49 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman might call for more 4-3 defensive fronts following the selection of DT Sheldon Richardson in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The team has the makings of a formidable front with Richardson, DLs Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples and NT Kenrick Ellis. The team also signed NT Antonio Garay during the offseason.
Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:45:59 -0700
The New York Jets may use the 4-3 defensive alignment more often next season. LB David Harris would be the middle linebacker while LB Demario Davis would be the weakside linebacker. DL Quinton Coples could be used as a defensive end in that alignment.
Sat, 22 Dec 2012 04:38:43 -0800
New York Jets DE Quinton Coples was fined $15,750 for a helmet-to-helmet hit in Week 15.
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