Transcript: Coples, Po’uha, Wilson 9/27/12

New York Jets DE Quinton Coples, 9.27

On the comments from Coach Ryan on possibly getting more playing time…

I think its great that he’s built his confidence up in me, giving me more playing time.  It’s been a learning process for me, learning the different scheme in the defense, but I’m ready now and I’m ready to take further responsibility.

On what has been the hardest part so far…

Just adjusting to the offenses, learning the schemes of the defense wasn’t as hard. Just reacting to what the offense gives you, knowing the personnel, knowing the formation, how to react to certain different blocks and things of that nature.  I’ve been spending more time with the coaches, understanding the defense and recognizing blocks and its finally paying off.

On whether he can make an impact on Sunday…

Yes, I definitely think I can make an impact.  It’s definitely going to be great to give some guys a blow. I just need to get out there, and take on some of those tackles for the linebackers as well and make plays as well for myself.

New York Jets NT Sione Po’uha, 9.27

On Darrelle Revis being out for the season…

With Darrelle, he’s a one of a kind player and we all have to do all that we can (and) everybody has to do a little bit extra.  Nobody will ever fill his spot or make up for the kind of talent he has.  We all just need to do a little bit more.  I think a little bit more is just paying attention to detail, technique and discipline.

On relating to Kyle Wilson and having to step up for another player…

(We try) to kind of water down the ‘shock-and-awe’ of something like this happening. We always have that theme that every player (has to) practice like they’re a starter. Whether it’s in my situation, or the current situation, every player practices like a starter, so it’s not a ‘shock-and-awe’ when his number’s called.

On how difficult it is for rookies to transition from college football…

Whether it be Quinton Coples or Muhammad Wilkerson or Kenrick Ellis, these guys (are) light-years ahead of when I was a rookie. It took me a little while to get in, and they seemed to make the transition seamlessly and they’re doing a great job. (They’re) really mature for such young players.

On Coples’ abilities during practice…

He always had the determination and I think you can almost see it, it just becomes relevant when somebody kind of gets it – the “gets it” factor.  I think Q (Coples) kind of understands, “Okay, this is how things work, this is how I fit into the scheme of things.” He’s always had great effort, (he’s) always had great technique, but I think it’s almost becoming more of a second nature to him and that’s where you can see the blossom take place.

New York Jets CB Kyle Wilson, 9.27

On his new role…

It’s cool. I’m just going to continue to go out there and do the same things I’ve been doing. That’s just looking forward to playing and having a good time out there.

On working with Darrelle Revis.…

It’s been a great thing. I’ve been studying with him and taking notes ever since I got here. I do that with all the defensive backs and guys around the league (to) see some things in their game that they do well and possibly try to implement that into my game. Everybody is a little different, but I do try to pick his brain and use it for everything it’s worth.

On what he thought about after Revis got hurt…

I was thinking we have work the next day. It was the usual day after the game, correct and review from the game, so I didn’t really think too much about it.

On if he had any emotional reaction to Revis being out…

No, I just wished him well (and) kept him positive. He’s a good friend of mine. Really nothing more than that. (It) doesn’t really change my approach to the game.

On San Francisco’s wide receivers…

They have a solid group of wide receivers and they do a lot of things well. Obviously, (they do a good job) running the ball. We just have to do our job on every single play and just go out there and play physical.

On having a starting role…

That just means continue to do my job. I don’t call plays. I don’t do anything like that. I just do my assignment on every play. Whatever position I’m at, wherever I am on the field, I just play my technique to the best of my ability.

On if the team is worried about Revis being out…

Our focus is just getting better each week. We want to get better than we were last week.

On the referees reaching a deal with the NFL…

I’d say it put a smile on my face. I won’t say too much else, but I’m just happy they’re back.

On if he saw the final play in the Packers at Seahawks game…

I just saw it the day after the game. I didn’t know that happened, and ultimately, to have the game come down to that last play was just a crazy incident. 

On the final play in the Packers at Seahawks game…

You can look at it all different ways, guys should have batted the ball down, maybe should have wrestled it away harder. At the end of the day, you just have to do whatever it takes to make the play.

On if there was a difference in the way the replacement officials refereed games…

The only thing I can possibly think of (are), in my opinion, some things that were changed last year, I just noticed maybe some different things this year, but that’s just my opinion. I don’t know what goes on. 

On if their game plan changes without Revis…

I’m not sure. You have to talk to the coaches about that stuff. We’re just going to continue to do what we’ve been doing on defense and that’s playing good, solid, physical football. We look forward to it.

On San Francisco’s receivers…

It’s a good group of receivers. They run good routes and catch the ball. We just have to get our hands on them, play physical, play our game, play our technique, go out there, have fun and make plays. (It’s) the same every week.

On Randy Moss…

He’s not in there every play. He’s really important in certain situations where we have to key in on him. He’s still Randy Moss.

On if he is familiar with Mario Manningham…

I study him just like everybody else. Just playing the games and seeing him, maybe matchups are different, but (I’m) somewhat familiar with him.

On his unflappable demeanor…

I don’t want to make too much of it. I want to continue to do the things I’ve been doing and they’ve worked well for me so far. I’m just looking to get better. It’s the same every week, looking to get better. Over time, if you don’t get better, you get worse.

On staying even-keeled on the field…

It’s hard, but you definitely have to have kind of a tricky memory. You want to have a short memory, but you want to have a smart memory. You have to give and take. I just try to use my experience to my advantage. 

On what he has discussed with Revis this week…

It has been the same old talk between us.

On if Revis has given him more advice because he is getting more playing time now…

It’s not that much more than I’ve been doing. It’s the same. We’re just good friends and we just talk, the usual stuff.

On what he works on with Revis in the offseason…

It’s just really working on a lot of technique and continuing to break down film, as well as overall working out, just getting your body ready for the season.

On what he worked on with Revis this offseason…

I worked with him. I worked with a few other guys, so it was a culmination of a lot of different things. Last year, I had a good chance to know exactly what I wanted to do in the offseason as far as training and time off. I had a good plan. I actually stuck with it.

On if practice has felt different for him this week…

No, (there’s) just more media.

On having high-expectations as a first-round draft pick….

That just goes into preparation each week. Either you’re prepared or you’re not. I looked at myself as more capable, well-prepared every week to do that and be in that position. I’m not going to look at it any differently. I see it as a nice opportunity and I’m definitely going to do everything I can, but I’m not going to change up something that I’ve been working on that’s working well for me.

On what is the most important piece of advice Revis has given him…

It’s kind of little tidbits here and there, but just to play my game. That’s pretty much it. Just kind of learn as you go on, but ultimately to just play my game.

On if his family is excited…

They’re excited. That’s an understatement.

On if he has to buy his family extra tickets…

I always take care of my family. Everybody else, that’s on them to take care of themselves.

On previously saying he was a trash-talker on the field…

It’s more of an attitude thing. Say they’re throwing balls to a (receiver), it’s just like they’re messing with you. So if you can get a chance to go back, it’s just an attitude thing. When we’re out there it’s a physical game and guys get after it. I don’t have a problem with that stuff.

On how he talks trash on the field when he is quiet off it…

Yeah, if you played against me you would know. That’s the best way I can describe it.