Originally Posted by PatsFanTX
As Rob mentioned in a previous post, Jones has played in 92% of the Pats defensive plays and Coples has only been on the field for 53% of the Jets defensive plays. That skews the numbers.
That's fine, but Coples isn't a BUST because of that. His PRP as a starter is 5.1 so far. That would put him in the top half among 3-4 DEs, and that is assuming he isn't going to get any better with more snaps. I think Jones has gotten better due to more play time. It is disingenuous at best to pretend Coples can't/won't get better too. I don't think Jones would have played well at 3-4 OLB, hand in the dirt chasing the passer he has been really good.