New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles said wide receiver Robby Anderson needs to contain his emotions on the field after he was flagged for throwing his helmet in frustration late in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Dolphins.
Anderson was given an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty after he took off his helmet and threw it onto the field after an incomplete pass on the Jets' final drive that followed Cody Parkey's game-winning field goal.
"We don't condone anything like that, we don't tolerate anything like that," Bowles said on Monday, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini. "It won't happen again."
Anderson who had three catches for 35 yards and a touchdown, said he let his emotions boil over after the team blew a 28-14 fourth-quarter lead.
"It was just frustration, you know," said Anderson, who added he was unaware about there being a rule for players that remove their helmet during a play. "I'm very passionate about this and I love this game. It hurts losing."
Bowles said he spoke with Anderson and said the second-year receiver "just has to find a better way to handle his frustration -- and he will."
Wide receivers coach Karl Dorrell told ESPN that Anderson treated it as a learning experience.
"He knows he can't operate with those type of emotions," Dorrell said. "It's not productive for anybody, and he was very apologetic both to me and [Bowles] about that. He was just so wound up about trying to win the game."