According to Brian Costello:
Rex says he's been disappointed in Quinton Coples' work in the weight room #nyj— Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) May 10, 2013
Kristian Dyer then had this to say:
Rex amends Coples remark,said it was just yesterday."I expect so much from him;if he lets up a little bit I'm going to let him know abt it."— Kristian Dyer (@KristianRDyer) May 10, 2013
This sounds remarkably similar to last offseason when he critiqued Jeremy Kerley's work ethic, and Kerley then decided to show up and have a great season (especially considering he was really the only threat and who was throwing him the ball). If there's anybody that knows how to push the right buttons on a player, it's Rex Ryan.
Ryan's criticism of Coples has always been very calculated, this is no different. #nyj— Conor Orr (@ConorTOrr) May 10, 2013
As a result, I'm not going to weigh this too heavily. Rex is a master at motivation, and, like I said, knows how to get players, especially on defense, to perform better. He's so rare in his public criticisms of his own players that I have to trust he knows what he's doing on the rare occasion he does so.
Rex said if Coples doesn't do better in weight room he'll be competing for a role like everyone else.— Chris Nimbley (@Cnimbley) May 10, 2013