"Well, I won't be jamming receivers," Coples said, comparing Bowles' defense to former coach Rex Ryan's system. "I won't be guarding the No. 1 receiver. That's a big change. Other than that, a lot more rushing. I'll be going against the quarterback a lot. I will be dropping [into pass coverage] a little bit, as well, but a lot more going forward [with rushing the quarterback]. They don't need me in coverage anymore, as you guys can tell."
Coples totaled 35 tackles in 2014 with 6 1/2 sacks and one forced fumble.
The option is for the 2016 season. In 2014, Coples produced 25 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks in 16 games.
The option will keep Coples with the team in 2015 for a salary of $7.8 million.
Coples had 6 and a half sacks for the Jets last season.
A turf toe injury that could sideline
Coples has not been particularly productive. He has just 22 tackles and three sacks in 11 games.
"It's back to what it was before Thursday," Coples said after practice Wednesday. "I'll be getting a lot more reps, and back out there a lot more than I was this past Thursday."
When asked if Coples would return to a starting role, coach Rex Ryan said, "Sure, why not?" before adding, "We play our players. We play all our guys."
Coples has recorded just five tackles and one sack in seven games this season.
|2012||New York Jets||16||30||22.0||8||5.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2013||New York Jets||14||38||24.0||14||4.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2014||New York Jets||16||37||26.0||11||6.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||New York Jets||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||14||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
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