Quinton Coples hasn’t been quite as successful through his first two seasons. Coples was projected as a top 10 pick and dropped to the 16th pick. He hasn’t developed into the edge rusher that the Jets hoped he’d be. Former defensive end Joe Klecko does not question his athletic ability but rather his efforts.
“A little bit of the time he looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane,” Klecko said on WFAN, via the New York Daily News. “I don’t know him at all, but understanding attitude and body language, he sometimes comes out there I think and thinks ‘Don’t you know who I am? I’m here.’ He has to start proving that he is something to be reckoned with.”
Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com followed up on Klecko’s comments today writing that Coples has “tested the patience” of the team’s coaching staff and it’s not the first public airing of grievances about his effort level. Coach Rex Ryan said last year that Coples needed to work harder in the weight room and Coples was dogged by questions about his work ethic coming out of college.