Friday, October 19, 2012
Maybin, Coples fined; Greene honored
By Jane McManus
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Darts and laurels came the Jets' way today.
Friday is fine day in the NFL, and the league released information on two fines pertaining to the Jets. Linebacker Aaron Maybin was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness. The league found that he struck an opponent with his elbow.
Defensive end Quinton Coples was fined $10,000 for unnecessary roughness, which was grabbing Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s facemask.
For the good news, Jets running back Shonn Greene was named the FedEx Ground player of the week with his 161-yard performance against the Colts. Rex Ryan said the running game responded to a great week of practice before that game.
"We did a better job on the back side then we had done in the previous weeks," Ryan said. "That allowed Shonn to get a little bit of room, and he doesn't need much. We just need to get (him) some."