New Story: QUINTON COPLES: Budding Rookie Ready to Blossom
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Quinton Coples is a weed. And that's no knock on the sixteenth overall draft pick either. Weeds, like the dandelion, sprout fast -- setting up roots and, if not uprooted, continues to rapidly grow in strength and size.
Much like weeds, Coples was not welcomed to many Jets fans' gardens -- instead desiring a prettier pass-rushing plant (Melvin Ingram, Bruce Irvin, Chandler Jones). While some saw a weed drafted at the midway point of the first round, Rex Ryan saw a budding beauty -- one that, he says, is finally ready to blossom.
This is simply a good match game for Quinton. He's a rookie and Rex is alot better coach than some give him credit for. I wouldn't put my rooks in against dirty teams like Miami & Pittsburgh either. They don't know how to respond to nutsack grabbing, mask poking, ankle pulling and other nasty body contact hits by an opposing player. SanFran is a good team because they play a fair game, if the Jets respond in kind they have a very good shot at winning. It's also a home game & the real refs are back.
I predict that once the D finds the weak spot, 2 unassisted sacks & 4 half sacks for Coples on Sunday. (-;