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Concussion to Brian Winters proves lack of discipline on Jets

By Luis Tirado Jr.
Jan 3, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets guard Brian Winters (67) against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 22 to 17. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 3, 2016; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Jets guard Brian Winters (67) against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bills beat the Jets 22 to 17. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports
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Offensive lineman Brian Winters of the New York Jets suffered a concussion due to headbutting a defender on the Seattle Seahawks. It not only got a penalty but proved that there is a lack of discipline on the Jets.

As per Darryl Slater of NJ.com, offensive lineman Brian Winters of the New York Jets suffered a concussion in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks. It came after he headbutted a defender of the Seahawks and got hit with a 15-yard penalty due to it being a personal foul.

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Not only does his actions prove there is a lack of discipline on the Jets but that it’s a slap across the face of his coaches to do something like this. Winters is a starter on the Jets’ offensive line and didn’t act the part in a dumb decision on his end to headbutt a member of the opposing team.

From a lack of execution, missed tackles, and a complete offensive meltdown so far this season, the Jets can’t afford stupid mistakes like this. Winters should have proven to be the bigger man and walk away if the Seahawks were getting under his skin.

It’s all a part of football but now, due to not being able to keep his emotions in check, Winters might miss some playing time. The NFL, as per Slater, might even hit him with a fine this week for the helmet-to-helmet hit.

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Injuries, lack of focus, and so many defeated faces on the sideline as of late have the Jets looking like pretenders this season.

It’s one thing to get hurt in the heat of battle, but most upsetting of this concussion to Winters is the fact that it could have easily been avoided.

Hopefully, Winters will be held accountable for his actions since he should have known better. We all make mistakes in life but for him to do this and get hurt on top of it isn’t okay at all.

These are the little things that continue to haunt the Jets so far this season. For a team filled with a lot of optimism to have another memorable year, 2016 has been turning into a living nightmare.

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Hopefully, Winters learned a valuable lesson in all of this. For all we know, this could have been karma for being a bad sport in a football game that the Jets easily lost in all aspects of the matchup. The coaching staff of the Jets needs to keep this team in check and instill more discipline before this becomes a culture.

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