NY Jets' 2012 No. 1 pick Quinton Coples finally having a breakthrough at linebacker
Quinton Coples hears and reads the criticism without losing sight of what matters most in his life. He is a physical force, a large human,...Saturday September 27, 2014Tar Heels In The NFL – Week Two
In his second career game Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, Detroit tight end Eric Ebron had three catches for 38 yards. Giovani Bernard, TB, Cincinnati...Wednesday September 17, 2014Quinton Coples expects to keep job, have 'big year'
Undaunted by a challenge from Jason Babin, Quinton Coples remains steadfast in his belief that he will have a breakout season for the New York...Monday August 18, 2014UNC's Defensive Line Banking on Depth
North Carolina is counting on its defensive line’s depth to overshadow the lack of a brand name and recent attrition. Robert Quinn. Quinton Coples. Sylvester...Sunday August 10, 2014Quinton Coples is ready to be great
Quinton Coples is confident in his ability and his defined role within the Jets' defense. But it's taken the former first-round pick two seasons --...Saturday August 2, 2014Why slimmer Jets LB Quinton Coples could have 'a monster year'
It started with the things he took away. No cheese, bread or what he calls “white sauces,” like mayonnaise or Caesar dressing. He replaced beef...Saturday August 2, 2014Ethan Farmer's Moment to Shine
"It's been a long road," Ethan Farmer told Tar Heel Illustrated about his time at North Carolina. "When I first got here I got recruited...Monday March 31, 2014Kevin Reddick, Quinton Coples make rounds in New York City
Kevin Reddick and Quinton Coples would much rather be playing football this weekend. Instead, they are roaming New York City making appearances and taking in...Saturday February 1, 2014For Quinton Coples, It’s All About Bouncing Back
If it seems like Quinton Coples has had an extra pep in his step in recent weeks, well, he has. But it hasn’t all been...Thursday December 26, 2013Tar Heels In The NFL: Week 15
Earlier this month, an ESPN.com article said the Broncos would need some players to step up, such as Sylvester Williams. On Thursday night, Williams had,...Wednesday December 18, 2013Tar Heels In The NFL: Week Nine
Bengals running back Giovani Bernard had one of the most exciting plays in the NFL all year. He's received a lot of praise for a...Tuesday November 5, 2013Quinton Coples Has ‘Breakout Game’ vs. Saints
Quinton Coples had just two tackles, but one of them snuffed TE Josh Hill for an 8-yard loss on a fourth-and-inches end-around at the Jets...Monday November 4, 2013Tar Heels in the NFL: Week Eight
Hakeem Nicks had seven catches for 51 yards this weekend and now has 34 catches for 521 yards on the season, but still hasn't caught...Tuesday October 29, 2013Quinton Coples: Jets' linebacker? Defensive end? 'Just call him a ballplayer'
Quinton Coples' physical abilities -- with a 6-6, 290-pound frame and 4.78 speed in the 40-yard dash -- have allowed a smooth transition beyond the...Friday October 25, 2013Tar Heels In The NFL: Week Seven
Julius Peppers broke through for his highest tackle total in a game this year with seven. Quinton Coples had a season-high four tackles, one sack...Tuesday October 22, 2013Quinton Coples on LB move: A work in progress
Quinton Coples doesn't have much to show for his switch to outside linebacker. Since returning from a hairline fracture in his right ankle, Coples has...Tuesday October 15, 2013Heavy workload for Quinton Coples
Quinton Coples made his regular season debut Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. The Jets -- Rex Ryan, Dennis Thurman and Coples, himself -- said the...Monday September 23, 2013Jets linebacker and former Tar Heel Quinton Coples returning from injury
Quinton Coples is back - much sooner than many expected. The New York Jets outside linebacker will make his regular-season debut Sunday against the Buffalo...Saturday September 21, 2013Quinton Coples returns to Jets practice
The Jets got an encouraging sign Monday, when they returned to the practice field for the first time since Thursday night’s 13-10 loss at New...Monday September 16, 2013Kareem Martin adds to legacy of great UNC defensive linemen
The line started with Marcus Jones, extended to Julius Peppers and Quinton Coples, and now continues with Kareem Martin. Tall, talented defensive linemen raised in...Sunday August 25, 2013