By Ernie Palladino
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Todd Bowles laid down the law Monday. But by Tuesday morning, the discipline he has tried to instill on the Jets’ practice field outside vaporized inside the locker room.READ MORE: Vice President Kamala Harris Promotes Biden's Infrastructure Plan In The Bronx
Bowles will just have to face the facts. He can, in his own quiet way, punish his team with three gassers in the middle of practice, offering a stern message that on-field laxness will not be tolerated. But he can’t control everything, especially when two of his players decide to get into what he termed a “childish” argument in the locker room which bore severe consequences.
Now he loses Geno Smith for six to 10 weeks because his anointed starting quarterback wound up on the bad end of a locker room beef with IK Enemkpali. The second-year linebacker wound up sucker-punching Smith, breaking his jaw and necessitating surgery.