Quinton Coples to See Increased Snaps
Eric Weeks , TheJetsBlog.com
The Jets’ anemic-looking pass rush hasn’t been helped much by the addition of first round selection Quinton Coples largely because he has inexplicably seen limited playing time. Rex reasoned that the limited snaps against the Steelers was due to their larger lineman however, he was a bit more tight-lipped about his reasons in Miami. The good news is Coples is expected to see a significant increase in snaps after an encouraging practice on Wednesday.
“I’m sure his playing time will go up, it’s gonna increase,” Ryan said. “He had his best day of practice yesterday to the point where there was two guys I’d mention — Joe (McKnight, who had three interceptions) and him.
“Yesterday after practice I had him break us down, so I think he’s ready to go. I think we’ll see a lot more of him.”
Coples showed us in the preseason he has the capabilities to be an excellent player in the league however, the Jets will never know what they truly have unless they start playing him more and lowering his snap count from 31 in Week 2 to 15 in Week 3 is certainly not going to help. At this point, the Jets will need all the help they can get defensively and it starts with the defensive line pressuring the quarterback in order to mitigate the damage to their secondary now that Revis is lost for the year.