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Sun, 09 Jun 2013 08:21:07 -0700
New York Jets LB Quinton Coples said his transition from defensive end to outside linebacker has gone well this offseason. He said he is not having any problems with his pass-coverage responsibilities.
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.
Sat, 15 Dec 2012 05:25:26 -0800
New York Jets DE Quinton Coples was fined $15,000 by the NFL for grabbing the facemask of Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne in Week 14.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:53:58 -0700
New York Jets DE Quinton Coples has been fined $10,000 for grabbing an opponent's facemask in Week 6.
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 11:16:34 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said DE Quinton Coples will receive increased playing time in Week 4. His playing time had decreased the previous two weeks.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:55:25 -0700
New York Jets LB Nick Bellore (shoulder), DE Quinton Coples (illness), CB Antonio Cromartie (shoulder), DE Mike DeVito (calf), DT Kenrick Ellis (illness), S LaRon Landry (heel), C Nick Mangold (wrist), OG Brandon Moore (hip), LB Calvin Pace (Achilles'), DT Sione Pouha (back), CB Darrelle Revis (concussion), WR Chaz Schilens (ankle), LB Bart Scott (knee), S Eric Smith (hip, knee) and CB Isaiah Trufant (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 21, and are probable for Week 3.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 12:36:21 -0700
New York Jets FB John Conner (knee), DE Quinton Coples (illness), CB Ellis Lankster (back) and LB Bryan Thomas (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 07:46:05 -0700
New York Jets OT Austin Howard and DE Quinton Coples will play in the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30.
Sat, 18 Aug 2012 08:59:48 -0700
New York Jets coaches and players are saying DE Quinton Coples must show more intensity in practice, something that was also an issue for Coples in college.
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 05:28:15 -0700
New York Jets DL Quinton Coples recorded five tackles, including two for a loss, and also defended a pass in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 10. Head coach Rex Ryan was pleased with Coples' performance. "Some real encouraging things," Ryan said. "That's not surprising, but I was happy to see it nonetheless."
Wed, 13 Jun 2012 08:20:14 -0700
New York Jets TE Jeff Cumberland (Achilles'), WR Stephen Hill (hamstring), OG Matt Slauson (shoulder), LB Bryan Thomas (shoulder/Achilles'), DL Quinton Coples (back) and WR Santonio Holmes (hamstring) were limited during practice Wednesday, June 13.
Fri, 08 Jun 2012 11:39:18 -0700
The New York Jets are working with DE Quinton Coples to be a stand-up pass rusher in some defensive packages this season.
Sun, 03 Jun 2012 10:35:04 -0700
New York Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said the team will be using more four-man fronts this season. DE Quinton Coples and DL Muhammad Wilkerson would be the defensive ends and DLs Kenrick Ellis and Mike DeVito would be the defensive tackles.
Thu, 24 May 2012 11:46:31 -0700
New York Jets DE Quinton Coples and WR Stephen Hill were working with the starters during organized team activities Thursday, May 24.
Thu, 24 May 2012 08:05:29 -0700
New York Jets rookie DE Quinton Coples is working with the first-team defense during organized team activities Thursday, May 24.
Thu, 17 May 2012 15:42:27 -0700
The New York Jets signed first-round draft pick DL Quinton Coples to a four-year, fully guaranteed deal worth $9 million Thursday, May 17. The contract includes an option for a fifth season. The team expects Coples to be an every down player this year, and he'll replace DL Mike DeVito in the starting lineup.
Wed, 09 May 2012 08:29:54 -0700
The New York Jets are moving toward a contract with first-round pick DL Quinton Coples. The deal will be for four years and roughly $9 million.
Sat, 05 May 2012 10:52:40 -0700
New York Jets DE Quinton Coples participated in individual drills during a workout Saturday, May 5, but was held out of team drills because of a coach's decision. He said he does not have any injuries.
Sat, 05 May 2012 06:31:34 -0700
New York Jets DL Quinton Coples said he felt like he already knew most of what he would need to know about the team's defensive playbook. "The defensive scheme, the majority of it is based off of what we got today," Coples said, "so I grasped the majority of the defensive playbook today." Head coach Rex Ryan laughed, however, when he was told that Coples thinks he has the playbook down. "We love the fact that he thinks he has it down. This is one practice and he has like four defenses in and our library is a little more extensive than that," Ryan said. "And the great thing is we will hold him to it now. So in the meeting that will be our first question, we will come up with something for him."
Fri, 04 May 2012 11:40:13 -0700
New York Jets DE Quinton Coples lined up at right and left defensive end during practice Friday, May 4, but did not do any work at outside linebacker. He also saw time at defensive tackle during practice.
Wed, 02 May 2012 14:55:07 -0700
New York Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said he was happy with the additions of DE Quinton Coples and LB Demario Davis because they will add speed to a defense that was a little slow last season. "The league is evolving that way to be a pass-first league," Pettine said. "We felt we were getting – for lack of a better phrase – a little dinosaur-ish inside. We feel we needed to increase our athleticism and team speed."
Sun, 29 Apr 2012 11:58:30 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan indicated DE Quinton Coples and WR Stephen Hill will be will be in the starting lineup this season. Ryan said Coples will have a large role in the defense even if he does not start.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 19:40:05 -0700
New York Jets DE Quinton Coples will be making a transition from the 4-3 defense, to the 3-4 defense his pro team employs. He thinks the transition will be seamless. "At North Carolina, basically we had a package where we would run a 3-4 so I'm definitely familiar with the package," Coples said. "We also ran (the package) at the Senior Bowl. I'm definitely familiar with the 3-4 scheme. So I'm prepared."
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 14:25:57 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said DE Quinton Coples will line up at defensive tackle on passing downs so he can rush the passer.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:10:43 -0700
The New York Jets will be using DE Quinton Coples at defensive end in their 3-4 defensive alignment this season and not at outside linebacker even though head coach Rex Ryan believes Coples could play at linebacker.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:50:49 -0700
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll went the unconventional route once again with the selection of DE Bruce Irvin in the first round. Irvin was considered a second-day pick and the Seahawks passed on the likes of Quinton Coples, Melvin Ingram and Chandler Jones, who were all available when they took Irvin, a situational pass rusher. Carroll said Irvin is the type of player who puts fear in offensive tackles. He is expected to solely be a pass rush option to begin with, but Carroll and general manager John Schneider believe he can eventually develop into an every-down end.
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:52:16 -0700
New York Jets DL Quinton Coples was targeted by the team all week, and they were highly enamored with him in the days leading up to the NFL Draft. In a few words, they got their man.
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 18:42:46 -0700
The New York Jets selected North Carolina DE Quinton Coples with the 16th overall selection in the NFL Draft.
Fantasy Tip: The Jets needed to upgrade their ability to rush the passer in any number of ways, and Coples addresses that area. There are questions about the consistency of his effort, but he's a huge talent and fits as a 3-4 end in Rex Ryan's defense. more »
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:15:18 -0700
Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney and head coach Ron Rivera met with North Carolina DE Quinton Coples Monday, April 23.
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 07:25:16 -0700
The Carolina Panthers could possibly move down from the No. 9 overall pick in the NFL Draft, with North Carolina DL Quinton Coples as the team's target.
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 06:09:26 -0700
Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney and head coach Ron Rivera interviewed North Carolina DL Quinton Coples Monday, April 23.
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:48:35 -0700
Twenty NFL Draft evaluators named North Carolina DE Quinton Coples as the most likely defensive end bust in this year's draft class. "His interviews are so delusional in terms of him thinking he's one way and everybody else saying that he's another," one personnel man said. "If he doesn't have it in him, people will be waiting for something that's not going to happen." Coples led with 5 1/2 votes, while Memphis DT Dontari Poe and Penn State DT Devon Still each received 3 1/2 votes. "Love Poe's ability," one scout said. "Don't like the way he plays. Pretty good kid. Quiet. Humble. Country. Pretty well-spoken. But he doesn't know what he doesn't know. If you tell him that he doesn't play hard, he's like,'Really?'" West Virginia DE Bruce Irvin received three votes, Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy received 2 1/2 votes and Louisiana State DT Michael Brockers and Illinois DE Whitney Mercilus received one each.
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 04:57:52 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs could look to select a defensive end with the No. 11 overall pick in the NFL Draft after the team restructured the contract of DL Tyson Jackson. Mississippi State DL Fletcher Cox or North Carolina DL Quinton Coples could be the targets.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 06:45:02 -0700
North Carolina DL Quinton Coples is considered a top-10 talent in the NFL Draft; however, there are questions about his motor, so he could fall into the teens, according to a league personnel executive.
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:30:53 -0700
North Carolina DE Quinton Coples has pre-draft visits with the Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams and the Miami Dolphins. The Rams have discussed moving him to defensive tackle. Coples is also talking with many 3-4 defensive times about playing outside linebacker or five-technique defensive end. He's also receiving interest from the Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks, Dallas Cowboys and Tennessee Titans.
Mon, 09 Apr 2012 14:12:36 -0700
The St. Louis Rams are scheduled to meet with North Carolina DE Quinton Coples Tuesday, April 10.
Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:56:50 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan traveled to Chapel Hill, N.C. to attend the University of North Carolina's Pro Day. The main reason was to watch DL Quinton Coples, who is projected as a Top 10 pick in the NFL Draft.
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:51:18 -0700
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to meet with North Carolina DE Quinton Coples.
Wed, 14 Mar 2012 09:50:01 -0700
The Jacksonville Jaguars are scheduled to meet with North Carolina DE Quinton Coples.
Mon, 12 Mar 2012 10:03:43 -0700
The Carolina Panthers are scheduled to meet with North Carolina DE Quinton Coples Monday, March 12.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 10:48:52 -0800
Updating a previous report, North Carolina DL Quinton Coples officially ran the 40-yard dash in 4.78 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine.