Quinton Coples dominant in debut with Jets


Quinton Coples


On a night of more heralded debuts for the New York Jets, Quinton Coples didn’t garner nearly as much attention.

But maybe he should have.

The first-round pick had five tackles, two for losses, a strip sack and a batted pass in his first game with the Jets.

Coach Rex Ryan said Coples had “a tremendous game,” via Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.

“Some real encouraging things,” Ryan said. “That’s not surprising, but I was happy to see it nonetheless.”

Coaches told Coples to plan to play all four quarters. He didn’t start in the base 3-4 set, but worked with the starters in the four-man front as well as in their 4-3 sub package.

“I did very well,” Coples said.  Read more…

Jets install practice buzzers to speed decision-making process

According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Rex Ryan is trying to help his quarterbacks speed up their decision-making in the pocket by installing a practice buzzer.  This is not a new technique, as it was used previously by the Packers Mike McCarthy.  The Packers use a buzzer that is set at 2.5 seconds.

Rex feels that adopting that system will be beneficial to his signal callers.  “I think we need that a little bit, ” Ryan said Monday.  “(Tebow and Sanchez) are holding the ball a little too long.  Got to get that ball out.  I’ll talk to Tony (Sparano) about doing that.

This is not the first time that Rex Ryan has deployed the buzzers though.  In fact he installed them last year during week 5, after Sanchez got pounded by the Ravens.

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