Again, this may go back to some overpraise from Rex Ryan. Remember a while back, coach made the comparison to JPP? Here is the quote:
“They are two unusual talents. … They’re unusual guys,” Ryan said. “Hopefully Quinton can be the same kind of player Pierre-Paul ended up being. This guy really gets it.”
So, if after not even playing a regular season down, you were compared to one of the greats of the game, wouldn’t that go to your head a litle bit? Coples could have in the back of his head “He thinks I am like JPP, why do I have to play the whle game?” He’s only human, anyone would think that way.
Rex is great with his guys, but he has to be careful. You don’t want it all getting to their heads.