Quinton Coples raced toward the sideline chasing Geno Smith.

“You ain’t that fast! You ain’t that fast!” Coples screamed as he went step for step with the fleet-footed rookie quarterback early in training camp.

Coples showed two things on the play — his athleticism and his confidence. Both were not always there in Coples’ rookie season with the Jets last year. But in Year 2 Coples looks more the part.

“That comes with confidence when you know where the heck to line up” defensive line coach Karl Dunbar said. “If you’ve got 45 defenses going in the first day and you’re a rookie it kind of slows you down but now he’s in a position where he’s acclimated to what we’re doing.”

Coples is learning a new position in this training camp. The Jets are asking him to play some outside linebacker along with the defensive tackle spot he played last season. That means standing up learning to operate in space and some coverage responsibilities.

“It’s making sure you understand the outside linebacker spot and the defensive line spot as well” Coples said of his biggest challenge. “I just mastered the D line so now I’m moving outside linebacker and I have to master that as well. It’s been coming pretty good. At the end of the day it’s working out.”

Jets coach Rex Ryan gave Coples a wake-up call in May when he questioned Coples’ work ethic in the weight room. Coples got a call from a friend who told him what his coach said. The coach and player discussed it the next day and Coples said there have been no problems.