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Based on his on-field performance, Coples deserves to be in the "winner" column. Playing with the starters in place of the injured Mike DeVito, Coples was outstanding, applying pressure on Cam Newton and being a force in the run game.
What made it more impressive is how he was able to perform well against a rock-solid Carolina offensive line, which is something he has not been able to show this summer.
So, what did Coples do to wind up in the "losers" column?
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, Coples copped an attitude with Rex Ryan after he found out he was going to get work with the second team as well. Ryan was mad enough at Quinton to call him out in his press conference:
He kind of had a woe-is-me when we took out the starters...hey look, you’re still a rookie. You have to play the whole game and then some. They ran the ball on us with our second group in there and I never like to see that.
Coming out of UNC, Coples was accused of being lazy and difficult to motivate during the draft process. If he is ever going to lose that reputation, he simply cannot act like he already has the privileges of a seasoned veteran.