Apparently, winning does not cure everything, at least not for New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow.
In the Jets’ 30-28 Monday night victory over the Atalanta Falcons, Winslow saw tight end Jeff Cumberland get more opportunities, and according to Pro Football Talk, was not happy with it.
After the game, Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith said Winslow was frustrated. When asked about it, Winslow said, via ESPN.com, “I don’t think that would be a good choice.”
Not commenting was probably one of the better choices in Winslow’s tumultuous NFL career. Ultimately, Winslow really has nothing to be frustrated about. While Cumberland had three receptions and a touchdown, Winslow caught a touchdown of his own on his lone reception. And the Jets won.
Also, the 30-year-old was all but out of the NFL, missing almost all of last season, until the Jets gave him a tryout this offseason after losing Dustin Keller to the Miami Dolphins. Winslow was able to make the team and has 169 yards and 2 touchdowns this season. With the Jets at 3-2, this should be a pleasant surprise for Winslow, not a source of frustration.
But then again, who has ever pegged Winslow for a team player.
Winslow, the son of a Hall of Fame tight end, has 455 receptions for 5,017 yards and 25 touchdowns over his 9-year career