Originally Posted by Rockytop6
I didn't know Coples had character (drugs, immorality, attitude, etc,) concerns, but that he is not dependable on the field. He has ability and potential but he doesn't have production. I want somebody dependable when I go to war. It is like the old saying that a "man who won't read is no better off than one who can't read." A man who won't use his God given talents is no better off than a person who don't have those abilities - on the field.
Coples is probably the most talented non skill position player in the draft. Yet his production is barely above average according to what I read. I'll take the person with a little less ability who has the tenacity and determination where he will not be denied and will not be defeated over the entitlement people any day.
Not sure what character issues you are referring to? He certainly does not have drug or immorality (?) issues. And what do you mean he was not productive?
He was the most productive DE/DT in this draft. People simply expected him to have another double digit sack season (he had 7.5) in 2011, even though he lost his HC and the new coaching staff not only moved him to a new position, but did not use him properly.