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Rex Ryan not thrilled with Quinton Coples’ complaining

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Jets defensive end Quinton Coples looked good in his first start Sunday night.

But for a guy who wants to play the whole game, he didn’t seem happy about having to play in the second half.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said Coples had a bit of an attitude when the first-round pick was instructed to take the field with the second defense.

He kind of had a woe-is-me when we took out the starters,” Ryan said, via Jane McManus of ESPNNewYork.com. “Hey look, you’re still a rookie. You have to play the whole game and then some. They ran the ball on us with our second group in there and I never like to see that.”

Coples was solid replacing an injured Mike DeVito with the ones, showing the ability to get to the quarterback. He’s flashed at times through the preseason, but Ryan wasn’t as thrilled in his assessment Sunday.

“I wasn’t as happy this game as I was previously,” Ryan said. “I thought he got winded a bit.”

Even before the draft, Coples’ ability wasn’t the question. The question was whether he had the motor to be an every down player.

It’s not going away now, even after a good performance against a good offensive line.

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16 Responses to “Rex Ryan not thrilled with Quinton Coples’ complaining”
  1. agcooney108 says: Aug 27, 2012 7:55 AM

    as long as he kills it in season, they can careless. rookies will be rookies

  2. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Aug 27, 2012 8:01 AM

    Another NY guy with a bad attitude. Will the fun ever stop?

  3. 2ndaryinsanity says: Aug 27, 2012 8:09 AM

    A Diva Defensive End? I bet he and Santonio Holmes are BFF’s. The Jets are a freakin’ mess! Their offense is putrid. You can say that the pre-season doesn’t mean anything, but it sure isn’t a good sign when you can’t score a single TD after 3 games.Defense looked good, though.
    AFC East will end up looking like this:
    #1 Patriots
    #2 Bills
    #3 Jets
    #4 Dolphins
    How long will the Jets’ train wreck go on before Sexy Rex’s big behind is on the hot seat? (by the way, I’m not a Jets hater… could really care less about this team)

  4. electionconfidential says: Aug 27, 2012 8:26 AM

    He’ll fit right in.

  5. vincentbojackson says: Aug 27, 2012 8:28 AM

    If he’s winded now that’s not a good sign.

    That defense is going to be on the field a lot this season.

  6. sd1024 says: Aug 27, 2012 8:29 AM

    Rex has a locker room full of guys who think they’re about 1,000 times better and more accomplished than they actually are. He’s not a coach, he’s a baby-sitter. Coples needed to go to a team with a disciplinarian coach that would break him of his adolescent ways. Rex can try now but you cant be “player’s coach” and then decide to be tough 2 years later.

  7. dryheaveone says: Aug 27, 2012 8:31 AM

    I see he’s bought into the “Jets way” what’s the problem?

  8. altoon88 says: Aug 27, 2012 8:37 AM

    Coples had a good game, this is disappointing to hear.

  9. panamon says: Aug 27, 2012 8:43 AM

    Melvin Ingram is on the second team (for now) and hasn’t said a negative word yet. Earn it with play especially when the season starts, practicing with some first team snaps and second team snaps is arguably not even bad since you face more players with him being a rookie.

    Rotating players in the front 7 is a sound strategy when you have the capable players, he’s not even in a bad situation so don’t get the complaining.

  10. chesslungo says: Aug 27, 2012 9:18 AM

    Rex better hold the bus up for him they only have like 3 good players on the whole roster and David Harris is hurt

  11. pantherfan550 says: Aug 27, 2012 9:47 AM

    coples is such a jerk. he (and his agent) straight up admitted that he dogged it his last year at UNC because he didn’t want to get hurt leading up to the draft.

    well, i guess the guy just wanted his money, and now that he has it, he is back to not wanting to do crap for it.

  12. maximusprime107 says: Aug 27, 2012 10:58 AM

    The Lions have a good offensive line?

  13. kacapaco says: Aug 27, 2012 11:34 AM

    See, rookies embrace the culture of the locker room. It ain’t surprising if 1st round Jets is brattish. After all, he is a Jet :-p

  14. dantrig says: Aug 27, 2012 11:43 AM

    If you “could care less,” you’re actually saying that you care quite a bit.

  15. granadafan says: Aug 27, 2012 12:28 PM

    If he was with that other team in NY, the one who wone the Lombardi Trophy, Osi would have put this diva rookie in his place.

  16. nyjalleffingday says: Aug 27, 2012 2:05 PM

    Is that place an ice tub?

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