The New York Jets are set to start their training camps and go through all the trials of rounding out their final 53-man roster. Plenty of veterans will compete to prove their worth and keep their starting jobs while others are fighting to make a name for themselves. Regardless, it’s a fun time for players and fans alike as it gives an early glimpse of what to expect once the regular season arrives.
Linebacker Quinton Coples is working hard to prove that he still has what it takes to get the job done. On the first day that players reported to Jets’ training camp, Coples had a lot to say about the new regime, what is on his agenda and much more.
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We here at The Jet Press would like to thank the Media Relations team of the Jets who have sent us direct quotes from Coples as he prepares for training camp. Here is what he had to say:
On the new regime…
You have to take it one practice at a time, one game at a time, so we don’t want to make any predictions or anything like that, you just want to stay focused on the task at hand, and move forward from there. Obviously, we want to be successful, but not to put a number or anything on it.
On how it feels to be back at camp…
It’s good. It’s always good to reunite with the fellas and get things going, everybody is on the same mission. It’s just a lot of energy and positivity going around the building. It’s a good thing, it’s a good feeling.
Dec 21, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is sacked by New York Jets linebacker Quinton Coples (98) during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
On what he wants to get accomplished heading into training camp…
I just want to be successful. I want to make sure I’m doing everything I can humanly possible to make sure that I’m helping this team out as much as possible and making as many plays as possible.
On what his personal hopes for the season are as a team…
Success. Just being successful. I think the guys are buying into the program, I think we have a great leader with Todd Bowles on the staff. The front office did a tremendous job in the offseason of getting guys here and locking down positions and things that we needed help in, areas that we needed help in. It’s exciting, it’s good to see. We’ll know as training camp progresses.