Remember after the draft, when coach Rex Ryan said that Quinton Coples was going to be a hand in the dirt pass rusher exclusively? It seems like Rex has started to change his mind about that a bit. Here is what coach had to say on the subject following minicamp yesterday:
“Could we stand him up from a rush position?” Ryan said on Friday. “Yes we can. He has that kind of ability.”
It’s still early, but this is probably a better way to go on Coples. When you have a guy this talented, make the defense have a harder time preparing for him. Move him around, change things up. Give offensive coordinators something to think about.