Coples is a much more effective inside rusher than outside rusher. That he's listed at 6'6", 290 pounds would tip that off to most people familiar with positional alignments in relation to the 3-4 and 4-3. He is a prototypical 3-4 end, that was why he was coveted by Rex and drafted by the Jets. That RCW here can't admit he was wrong about something and instead insists on trying to make the square peg fit the round hole is immaterial.
That out of the way, the lineups the D puts forth will be interesting. I admittedly don't know much about the new kid Richardson. Does he fit into a DT 3 technique or is he more of a 3-4 NT?
Garay is no slouch. Where do you guys think he fits in the 4-3?
Edit: never saw this article until I just googled him.
Antonio Garay already felt like playing for the Jets was a homecoming.
The Rahway native and former New Jersey state wrestling champion has more than 70 family members still in the area, just a few miles from Florham Park. He was on the Jets practice squad back in 2009 before heading to San Diego.
And if that wasn't enough, things were solidified at the team facility Tuesday morning. Since he didn't have a code to get in, his former Chargers teammate and new neighbor Antonio Cromartie opened the door and said: "What up, fat ass?"
"Everybody’s happy," Garay said on a conference call with reporters this afternoon. "Everyone’s excited. I couldn’t wait to jump at the opportunity to come back here and play for the Jets. (I am) just ecstatic (and) excited over here."
Garay, 33, said he'll come in and compete at the nose tackle position, although he can play in multiple fronts.
Despite a string of injuries and the ware that accompanies 10 years in the league, Garay said he's healthy now. He worked out in Florham Park this morning alongside his competition in 2013, Kenrick Ellis.
Last edited by jetstream23; 04-28-2013 at 04:31 PM.
Yes, Coples is just like Justin Tuck... minus the actual production in the area of, you know, rushing the passer.
That said, the Giants felt so good about Tuck they also drafted Jason Pierre Paul. It is called recognizing what is perhaps the most important position on the field (after QB) and stockpiling it. The Giants never say, "we have our edge rusher" and then move on. You can never have enough of them. Or, in our case, any.
To your point about getting our LB in next year's draft, that is pretty funny. I have been thinking the same thing since 2005. But yeah, maybe next year is finally the year.
I wasn't writing him off. I was mocking the notion that:
1. you can suddenly count on Coples as our edge rusher after ONE decent, certainly not great, season, and...
2. since you can supposedly now count on Coples, we don't need to bring in anyone else. Pointing out that the Giants, Niners and Steelers continue to stockpile pass rushers year after year, even when they are already stacked with them. Yet we have none who are proven, and never draft them.
Who said don't bring in anyone else? Just Coples can be a really good pass rushing piece of the puzzle.
Last edited by Choon328; 04-28-2013 at 05:10 PM.