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    Coples: I’m Ready Now’ for Increase in Reps

    I don't think this was posted yet. I hope we see a lot of 98 this Sunday, we're going to need a lot of pressure with Revis out.

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    Coples: ‘I’m Ready Now’ for Increase in Reps
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    If you watched any of the Jets’ four preseason games this summer, one of the first players that likely caught your eye was No. 98, Quinton Coples.
    Coples, the Jets’ 2012 first-round draft selection out of North Carolina, concluded his first ever preseason with 4.5 sacks.
    While that’s certainly an impressive stat, the stellar production hasn’t carried over into the regular season as the rookie has just three tackles and no sacks in the Jets' first three games.

    “It’s a learning process,” Coples said following this afternoon’s practice. “I know they probably expected me to come in and make an impact from the beginning, but I just think it was a learning process for me as a different scheme. It wasn’t like I was coming into a set scheme of a defense where I just had to learn a few plays and then do that. It’s a different type of scheme.”

    Despite the early struggles, Jets head coach Rex Ryan has never lost belief in the Kinston, N.C., native, stating at his news conference this morning that Coples put together his best practice as a Jet Wednesday.
    “I’m sure his play time will go up,” Ryan said. “It’s going to increase.”
    The defense will need more contributions from Coples moving forward, especially with All Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis likely out for the rest of the season after tearing his left ACL against Miami on Sunday.
    “We’re going to miss Revis,” Coples said. “But overall we’ve got to get to the quarterback and make sure that our corners don’t have to cover that hole.”
    Coples said the toughest adjustment from being a defensive lineman at the collegiate level to one in the NFL has been recognizing different blocks offensive lineman present.

    “Learning the schemes of the defense wasn’t as hard,” he said. “It’s just reacting to what the offense gives you, knowing the personnel, knowing the formation, how to react to certain different blocks and things to that nature. But I’ve been spending more time with my coaches understanding the defense and recognizing blocks and it’s finally paying off.”

    Although it’s still a work in progress, Coples’ teammate, nose tackle Sione Po‘uha, has been pleased with what he’s witnessed from the rookie.
    “He always had the determination and I think you can almost see it, it just becomes relevant when somebody kind of gets it — the 'gets it' factor,” Po‘uha said. “I think Q kind of understands, ‘OK, this is how things work, this is how I fit into the scheme of things.’ He’s always had great effort, always had great technique, but I think it’s almost becoming more of a second nature to him and that’s where you can see the blossom take place.”
    Always staying positive, Coples agrees that he is still making strides and trying to improve daily.

    “I just think things are coming to me now,” he said. “Things are starting to come to me now as far as the defensive schemes and the formations. So a lot of things are coming to me. I’m reacting well to the offensive formations and the different blocks that they’re giving me.”

    The Jets return home Sunday to face the San Francisco 49ers and No. 98 expects the matchup to be an old-school, downhill, helmet-to-helmet type battle. With Revis sidelined, Coples said it’s essential for the Jets’ execution to be crisp. And from an individual standpoint, he is eager at the opportunity to step onto the field and showcase his talent.

    “I think it’s great that he’s built his confidence up in me in giving me more playing time,” Coples said of Ryan’s praise toward him. “It’s been a learning process for me, learning a different scheme in the defense. But I’m ready now, and willing to take forward the responsibility.”

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    Good. If hes ready, then I can count on him for a sack and a few pressures on some important plays this sunday. Thank you Quintin.

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    Good sign to see him step up ,now do it on the field. If him and Wilk can get there act together , it can do wonders for a defense w/o their best player.

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    i think the 49ers is a good team to increase Coples reps. It should be a tough ugly football game. I think we will see mostly Defense from both teams.

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    turn 'em loose Rex! Enough of this conservative coverage scheme. Throw the kitchen sink at those bastards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    Good. If hes ready, then I can count on him for a sack and a few pressures on some important plays this sunday. Thank you Quintin.
    Only if he can count on you to spell his name correctly.

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    Only if he can count on you to spell his name correctly.
    I never learned how to spell gholstein's name either. Make a significant play and i will pay attention on how to spell your name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    I never learned how to spell gholstein's name either. Make a significant play and i will pay attention on how to spell your name.
    You have a point Jo W. Namith.

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    Although it’s still a work in progress, Coples’ teammate, nose tackle Sione Po‘uha, has been pleased with what he’s witnessed from the rookie.
    “He always had the determination and I think you can almost see it, it just becomes relevant when somebody kind of gets it — the 'gets it' factor,” Po‘uha said. “I think Q kind of understands, ‘OK, this is how things work, this is how I fit into the scheme of things.’ He’s always had great effort, always had great technique, but I think it’s almost becoming more of a second nature to him and that’s where you can see the blossom take place.”
    Always staying positive, Coples agrees that he is still making strides and trying to improve daily.
    The best part of the article by far. A guy who has the physical ability of a Coples can only be held back by a lack of effort / desire. If he has the fire for the game, it's only a matter of time before the words "learning" and "scheme" don't come into play and he just dominates the guy(s) in front of him.

    If his teammates are saying these kinds of things about him already (especially a vet like Pouha), then that's not a concern. Hopefully the transformation happens sooner than later.

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    We need this guy playing and making a impact. Hes our most talented pass rusher, so he has to be on the field.

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    You have a point Jo W. Namith.

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