Seriously, this is mostly on Rex for saying he was going to start. What he'll end up doing is exactly what you would expect and move to more and more snaps hopefully. Plus, he still has a lot of time to get it down.
For the time being it's fine. The Jets don't need Coples to step in and start immediately. Last year they needed Muhammaed Wilkerson to come in and start. They had no better option at 34 DE. The Jets can play Calvin Pace, Bryan Thomas, Aaron Maybin and maybe even Wilkerson at end in the 43 on first and second down, with cloggers like Pouha, Dixon and DeVito at DT. In a 34 set, Coples obviously is not needed to be on the field. There are a lot of DL/OLB on this team and they'll all be mixed and matched.
The PFT article excludes a key component from Jenny Vrentas's original article.
The part of your quote I bolded doesn't matter because in the Vrentas article it states that Coples is still the starter in base four man fronts as well as rushing down four man fronts. The only thing Coples is not a starter in is the base three man front; that will remain the same as last year's unit. And Vrentas said that they ran only about four plays from that set in yesterday's practice.
Like I said, the PFT leaves out a bit of pertinent information. The bottom line is that he'll still be playing more than 50% of the snaps. IIRC, Wilkerson played something like 60% of the snaps last year.
Last edited by Rexipus Rex; 08-02-2012 at 01:22 PM.
It's amazing how many fans want to put the blame on Rex . . . when in the end THEY are the ones making mountains out of molehills.
Rex said he expected the guy to start -- so what?! But now we get a (somewhat inaccurate) report that he won't be doing everything day one and BAM -- "Stupid Rex, why did you have to say that! Why couldn't he leave well enough alone! Why does he have to alienate the entire team and put unrealistic expectations on a kid who might never recover from them!!"
If our team is this fragile, we're not going anywhere anyway. Rex speaks his mind and will likely do so as long as he's here. If the media doesn't like it, they should stop asking questions that provoke such answers. If fans don't like it, maybe they should stay off sites like this and just stick to watching the games on Sunday . . .
Completely agree. Coples not starting was the more likely scenario - but big mouth has to make this into an issue.
He said he's changed but he has done nothing to support that fact...
The team is still in-fighting
The team is still saying ridiculous things
Holmes still says whatever he wants
Rex still hypes himself up and puts a target on the back of his team.
I was really looking forward to this team simply keeping their mouths shut and taking care of business...But the head coach simply can't control himself, therefor holding no legitimacy to condemn his players for similar actions.