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Coples says he already knows the majority of the Jets’ playbook

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After his first practice at rookie minicamp, Jets first-round draft pick Quinton Coples told reporters he had had the playbook for a week, was given 10 DVDs of the Jets’ defensive game film from last season, and felt like he already knew most of what he would need to know.

“The defensive scheme, the majority of it is based off of what we got today,” Coples said, “so I grasped the majority of the defensive playbook today.”

Jets coach Rex Ryan laughed, however, when he was told that Coples thinks he has the playbook down.

“We love the fact that he thinks he has it down. This is one practice and he has like four defenses in and our library is a little more extensive than that,” Ryan said. “And the great thing is we will hold him to it now. So in the meeting that will be our first question, we will come up with something for him.”

Ryan said he loved the athleticism he saw from Coples on the practice field. Ryan will probably like Coples even better when Coples really does know the playbook.

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31 Responses to “Coples says he already knows the majority of the Jets’ playbook”
  1. mikehuntsmellztu says: May 5, 2012 7:27 AM

    Must not be too complicated.

  2. getagripdummie says: May 5, 2012 7:33 AM

    .Prefect, that’s why the jets drafted him I guess.. He already knows how to stock his foot in his mouth

  3. grpatriot says: May 5, 2012 7:35 AM

    Perfect match! Did Coples say they’re winning the SuperBowl too….

  4. lionsfan415 says: May 5, 2012 7:40 AM

    Does he know the 1-20 plays that Tebow is going to run?

  5. raider316 says: May 5, 2012 7:50 AM

    Jets Defensive Playbook:

    See ball get ball. See not hard at all.

  6. raider316 says: May 5, 2012 7:51 AM

    I hope he didn’t stick his foot in his mouth huh Rex?

  7. mykl954 says: May 5, 2012 7:56 AM

    Didn’t Ghost#1 (Gholston) also claim to quickly get the playbook down?

  8. kegowhisky says: May 5, 2012 9:35 AM

    I can’t believe I’m saying this, but kudos to Rex! Nothing like a little comeuppance to bring a rookie back to earth. Welcome to the NFL!

  9. beeronthefridge says: May 5, 2012 10:31 AM

    Jets Defensive Playbook:

    Nine guys after the qb. Revis and Cromartie hold the receivers.

  10. jbaxt says: May 5, 2012 10:32 AM

    With Tebow on the field he better know it. Cause he and the rest of the defense will be on the field the majority of game days.

  11. effosugoblue says: May 5, 2012 10:44 AM

    I’m sure Rex will soon compare Coples to Lawerence Taylor.

  12. bullcharger says: May 5, 2012 10:49 AM

    I’ve heard Claiborne and Tannehil say the same thing. Really dumb. Rookies should just keep quiet.

  13. 8youngblood5 says: May 5, 2012 10:54 AM

    You guys crack me up(speaking to PFT)… Did you really delete my comment because I simply said this story is misinterpreted and irrelevant?

    If that’s a Yes, I won’t be seeing this post within the next hour…
    If that’s a No, then you guys enjoy your Cinco de Mayo!..

    Signing Out,
    Fan of NYJets, the team ranked Top 5 in defense 3 straight years and counting

  14. 1122world says: May 5, 2012 11:12 AM

    6 sacks today

  15. cool10857 says: May 5, 2012 11:13 AM

    Coples will be a bust. Just watch.

  16. mikebe1 says: May 5, 2012 11:18 AM

    I think if ur team hasn’t made the playoffs since 02 u have no right to say a team sucks

  17. exibitsman says: May 5, 2012 11:22 AM

    Q COPLES is already the best D lineman in the AFC EAST this dude will have 15 to 17 sacks this year and A MYBIN will get about 12 to 14 sack this year. the Jets will have a ferocious defense this year.

  18. pisano says: May 5, 2012 11:27 AM

    I’m happy he knows the playbook, because the rest of the team plays like they don’t know it.

  19. tunescribe says: May 5, 2012 12:00 PM

    Learn defense in one day — check.
    Get a goddamn snack — check.
    Take rest of year off — check.

  20. backindasaddle says: May 5, 2012 12:39 PM

    No wonder Rexy drafted him. He’s big mouth buffoon cut from same mold as Rexy himself. Next thing you know this guy will be talking as if he’s Lawrence Taylor before he even plays his first game.

  21. oscojoe says: May 5, 2012 1:22 PM

    Sounds like a Yet!

  22. babyhorsemorgan says: May 5, 2012 1:41 PM

    It’s branded in Quinton’s mind.

  23. all32 says: May 5, 2012 1:49 PM

    He can take the rest of camp off like he takes plays off.

  24. arrghmakeitstop says: May 5, 2012 2:37 PM

    I can’t wait to watch this train wreck of a jets season unfold. All the pieces are in place for a tragicomedy of olympian proportions.

  25. tonyromoisterrible says: May 5, 2012 2:40 PM

    Not too hard. All they do is rush the qb and hope the qb doesn’t throw to whoever Revis isn’t defending.

  26. patriots123456 says: May 5, 2012 2:47 PM

    Knowing the playbook isn’t the problem.

    Executing the playbook is the problem.

  27. rexismybff says: May 5, 2012 3:07 PM

    Knowing the playbook is easy.

    Belichick could teach him the Jets’ hand signals.

  28. pftcensorssuck says: May 5, 2012 4:30 PM

    8youngblood5 says:May 5, 2012 10:54 AM

    Signing Out,
    Fan of NYJets, the team that hasn’t won a Super Bowl in 44 straight years and counting
    ———————————————————
    hate to use a cliche, but “there, fixed it for ya”.

  29. bigjoe2269 says: May 5, 2012 5:09 PM

    wondering if they send email to all the stupid people and pay them to post on here – beacuse some of you really are clueless – how can you put Rex’s jets defense down and claim you know anything about football

  30. kgun80 says: May 5, 2012 9:01 PM

    @exibitsman
    Really the best d-line in the AFC east??! It’s ok you only have to wait until week one to see how wrong you are when the best D- line in the East is slapping Sanchez around

  31. joeypickles says: May 6, 2012 10:33 AM

    Playbook? I don’t need no stink’n playbook!

    Glad to see motivation isn’t a problem…

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