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Quinton Coples to Joe Klecko: whatever

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Florham Park, N.J. – Joe Klecko had some harsh words last month for Jets outside linebacker Quinton Coples, with the former defensive lineman and charter member of the New York Sack Exchange criticizing Coples in a radio interview and questioning his value as a first-round draft pick.

“A little bit of the time, he looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane,” Klecko said on WFAN. “I don’t know him...

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Joe Klecko calls out Coples

Quinton Coples speaks to the media at the

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Joe Klecko knows a thing or two about standout defensive play. And as he sees it, Quinton Coples isn’t getting the job done. 

Klecko – a member of the Jets’ ‘New York Sack Exchange’ – gave a brutally honest assessment of Coples’ inconsistent play during a WFAN radio interview.

"He’s another one. A little bit at times he looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane," Klecko said Friday on...

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Practice report: Stephen Hill progressing, Chris Ivory practicing, but Mike Goodson suffers setback

New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill walks

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For the second straight day, Stephen Hill was on the practice field. But this time, the Jets second-year wideout was wearing a red non-contact pinnie and shells.

It’s a step in the right direction for Hill, who suffered a concussion in the first quarter of Sunday’s game in Tennessee. With Santonio Holmes (hamstring) expected to be ruled out for Monday night’s game in Atlanta, the Jets and...

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Muhammad Wilkerson & Quinton Coples: We're appealing our fines

Quinton Coples celebrates after he tackled C.J. Spiller

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As the cameras descended upon Quinton Coples, the Jets outside linebacker flashed his boyish grin.

“I got a letter,” he said, confirming that he had been fined by the NFL for his joint hit on Titans quarterback Jake Locker last week. “The league felt like it was a personal foul or inappropriate hit. But one thing about it, it’s up for debate. So I’m going to appeal it and we’ll go forward...

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Muhammad Wilkerson defends 'clean hit' on Jake Locker, says 'I’m not a dirty player'

Jets defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson (96) and Antwan

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Muhammad Wilkerson prayed along with the Titans, hoping Jake Locker would be OK. And when the Tennessee quarterback was loaded onto the cart and driven off LP Field Sunday, Wilkerson clapped with crowd as well.

Despite the harsh words of Titans head coach Mike Munchak, the Jets defensive end insisted Tuesday that he is “not a dirty player.”

“I would never try to hurt a player on purpose,”...

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Mike Munchak calls Coples' hit on Locker 'totally unnecessary'

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Mike Munchak had a far different take than Rex Ryan on the Jets' multiple hits on Jake Locker Sunday.

While the Jets coach saw nothing "malicious" about Muhammad Wilkerson's initial hit on the Titans quarterback, Munchak vehemently disagreed, according to The Tennessean.

"He dropped his helmet into him and unloaded on him,” he said. “You’re supposed to pull back on him...

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UPDATED: Wilkerson did 'right thing' on Locker hit, says Rex

Jets defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson (96) and Antwan

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After reviewing film of Sunday's 38-13 debacle in Nashville, Rex  Ryan said he saw nothing wrong with Muhammad Wilkerson's hit on Jake Locker.

The Titans quarterback was carted off the field with a right hip injury in the third quarter after he was hit by both Wilkerson and Coples as he was attempting to throw a pass to Nate Washington. First, Wilkerson drilled Locker in the chest and...

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UPDATED: Dee Milliner, Chris Ivory out vs. Titans

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Jets coach Rex Ryan on Friday declared running back Chris Ivory and cornerback Dee Milliner out of Sunday's game at Tennessee because they have been unable to practice with hamstring injuries. Backup tackle Oday Aboushi (knee) joined them, but Ryan said everyone else on the roster with an injury is probable.

Outside linebacker Quinton Coples (ankle) and wide receiver Santonio Holmes (foot)...

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Updated: Quinton Coples returns vs. Buffalo

Quinton Coples speaks to the media at the

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On Thursday, linebacker, defensive lineman Quinton Coples took a cautious approach to queries about his physical status after undergoing an ankle procedure in the preseason. But after completing his first full week of practice with the Jets since the surgery on Friday, head coach Rex Ryan pronounced Coples "probable" and then added, "He's playing." 

Ryan said Coples...

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Bilal Powell returns to Jets practice

New England Patriots free safety Devin McCourty (32)

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The best indication about the Jets’ readiness for Buffalo is that no one was confined to a stationary bike during the portion of Thursday’s practice the media was allowed to watch. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes jumped on a bike as the media was leaving, but that’s part of his regular maintenance routine.

Running back Bilal Powell, who missed Wednesday’s practice with an illness, was back at...

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