Is Rex Ryan getting his mojo back?

One day after the New York Jets coach criticized second-year linebacker Quinton Coples for his spotty work ethic in the weight room, Ryan acknowledged he had yet to mend fences.

"Let him stew," Ryan told reporters Saturday, per Seth Walder of the New York Daily News.

That's quintessential Rex, brashly using media channels to tweak a player who hasn't lived up to expectations. It's also a sign that Ryan not only hopes -- but desperately needs -- Coples to fulfill his pre-draft billing.