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Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

Posted on: December 12, 2010 8:58 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2010 9:13 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

By the time you're reading this, the words "Sal Alosi" will be trending on Twitter. That's because Sal Alosi is the name of the Jets coach who tripped the Dolphins' Nolan Carroll during Sunday's game.

Alosi, a strength and conditioning coach in his fourth year with the Jets, stuck his leg out and took Carroll down, as you can see below.

"The team is reviewing the situation and looking into the appropriate next steps," a Jets spokesperson told members of the media.

Originally, the Jets took Alosi was "ushered away under security" but the team eventually confirmed he was the guilty party.

Dolphins players didn't take the whole thing too well either.

"That is so dirty," Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby said, before nominating the play for Monday night's "Come on, MAN!" segment.

"They're cheaters -- they do what they do," Channing Crowder said. "They cheat and talk junk and they do all that stuff but we beat the hell out of them today. I tell you the truth, I would have broke that old man's leg."

Carroll himself said he wasn't mad and declined to comment on it (and, seriously, go watch Jeff Darlington's "Miami Minute" with all these quotes. They're hysterical.)

Of course, the Jets have plenty more to fix than just dirty strength and conditioning coaches on the sideline, as CBS Sports' Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts point out below.


Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 3:49 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

The NFL has become a complete joke this year.  First was the "scandal" because a player was grabbing guys' junk to tackle them.  Like that never happens?  Like that isn't the reason one wears a cup?  Like, focused that way, makes for ineffective tackling?  Just like the idiots that grown their hair out and hang it outside their helmets.  You Do that and I'm going grab your hair or your nuts to tackle you.  Whatever works.

Then second, all the tackle with your shoulder pad or your arms but don't bump your helmet...  now as a defenseman your first priority is to make you you don't hurt the guy and see if there isn't some gentle way to tackle them.  Bunch of crap ruining a great sport with stupid rules.  It's a physical game.

And now this.  If you're out of bounds on the opponents sideline don't be surprised if the all the coaches and players gang tackle you out of the play!  That's the point!  He was out of bounds on the Jets sideline!  That coach sticking out his knee is standing still and could easily have his knee blown out doing that, or his helmet-less head concussed, etc...  That's why people not playing on the sidelines get out of the way.  BUT THEY DON"T HAVE TO!  There is no stupid obligation of people on sidelines, out-of-play, to yield for any reason other than their own well being...  you don't have to let the defense player catch a foul ball in your stands...  same idea.  Guy was out-of bounds and all bets are off.

All three -- solution is that what goes around comes around.  The other team might grab your nethers, they might have a goon hurt you if you're trying to hurt people outside the needs of the game, and they might interfere with your players on their sideline.  No fines here.  No stupid rules.,  Just let karma take its course.

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 3:28 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

Yes there is a big difference in the 2 things and no matter what you say, I feel this is a lapse in judgement... I never said it was an accident...   If he woke up Sunday and said, "I'm gonna trip someone today"... Like when the WR for the Saints, pulled a cell phone from goal posts, thats an intentional act to me because he hid the cell phone there... Yes he intentially tripped but I don't feel that he was sitting there waiting all day to do that... He was right there when the guy was running and at that moment decided to trip him... He had a lapse in judgement... Its in no way shape or form the players fault... 
And yes he is lucky he didn't blow out the guys knee or his own....

I just don't think that one mistake like this should cost the guy his job and/or his career.... If there's a pattern of things like this then fire him but if this is his first issue, then he deserves another chance

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2010 2:46 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

There is a difference between a lapse in judgement and an intentional act.  This was intentional, and even the guilty party admitted that.  For some reason, some in here are determined to blame the player, or other posters for saying this was out of line.  I don't think anyone on this site has ever claimed to be perfect.  Because I and others are not perfect does not mean we cannot call out people that do bad things, like stick their knee out to intentionally disrupt a play, and possiblly seriously hurt someone.  There is a difference in tripping over a water cooler and getting tripped.  One is an accident and the other is an intentional act.  If Alosi wants to be a part of the action, tell him to suit up.  Otherwise, get out of the way, and stay there. 

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 2:36 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

Well LSU, maybe you are perfect but I am not... Yes it was wrong and yes it was cheap but to say a model employee wouldn't do this, is just plain stupid... That's saying that a model employee and doesn't have a lapse in judgement... He's human and made a dumb decision... A very Dumb decision.... Someone as perfect as yourself might not make a mistake but the rest of us humans do make mistakes... And for you take my words and twist them, I don't agree with what he did at all... I definitely think he should be suspended with pay for a while but if there is no issues previously, I don't think he should be fired... I'm not saying he was a great employee but but since he has been there for 8 years, I would think he was a pretty good one... And since new coaching staff kept him, that means he must be an OK guy and good at his job...

The Jets are analyzing the situation and doing what they feel is best for their team... They could care less what someone like yourself thinks and I can't blame them...

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 2:27 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

No paytonb. he was blocked and went out of bounds to avoid the contact. he traveled a good 10 yards out of bounds when this happened. It happens on every punt when the gunner is double blocked. They want slow the gunner down so the person receiving the kick only has to make 1 or 2 guys miss and he get up to speed before the speed players on the kicking team can be a factor. Special teams coaches play this tactic against each other all the time. Take the gunners out of the play. He was avoiding the contact and trying to still be a part of the play by going north and south on the sideline and east and west to get back on the field.

You are wrong.

Watch the replay on youtube

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 2:23 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

Every article I had read made it sound like the guy went on to the field and tripped the guy. That pic makes it look more like the Dolphin was running towards the coach, as he was already out of bounds. There are a whole line of coaches there. As much the player's fault as the coach.
Are you guys for real? Carrol had every right to get back in bounds after being forced out. What was he supposed to do, stop in front of the coaches and say 'excuse me sir, may I pass'??? Alosi intentionally stuck his knee out to trip him, he's admitted it, the whole world saw it, and you guys STILL defend his actions??? If I were a Jets fan I would really pray that you guys would stop talking now as you are really reflecting badly on the entire fan base and certainly not helping the image people are painting of you at this point.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 2:22 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

EM19, I think you are out there as well.

Big Bad sash is not supporting anything. he is just saying this isn't the end of the world and there are bigger problems.

Of course anyone would defend there team over others. Duh.

I don't think anyone on here is condoning what happened. I do think many people, myself included are saying it's not as big of a deal as many are making it. Let's face it he was out of bounds because he was too big of a wimp to fight through the blockers who were impeding his path the punt receiver. So he went out of bounds down the sidelines over the hills and through the woods.

If he would have tripped over a gatorade cooler would the cooler be thrown away. No.

If a player left his helmet on the ground and the guy kicked it would the player who left his helmet be in trouble? Nope.

Carrol should not have been out of bounds to start with.

Watch it at full speed.

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 2:20 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

To big of a deal made about this.  He was running on the Jets side of the out of bounds stripe.  Keep your butt on the field and that wouldn't have happened.  I know before some of you say "everybody does it".  If you are that far into the teams sideline then it's your own fault. 

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 2:19 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

EM 19- 
If it had been the other way around and a Jets player had been tripped by a Dolphins coach, I would still say the dumbass shouldn't be running out of bounds down the other team's sideline. That's just dumb & doesn't help the play

Only problem with your statement is that he was pushed out of bounds and immediately tried to get back in bounds, which is when he was tripped. I'm amazed at how many ways you guys are trying to excuse this action by Alosi.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 2:13 pm

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

Ok Big Bad Sash it sounds like you need a tissue and should go watch Steel Magnolias, Broke Back Mtn or something like that.

I do agree with the this is a sports board and people should keep the topics to sports.

There are alot of people who have had character questioning things in the closet brought out that are in the sports spotlight.

Ray Lewis
Big Ben
Most of the Bengals
and many more.

These guys are still the best football players and I want them to pay there debt to sosciety, and play football because i like watching the NFL with the great players and play makers it has. That's way better than reading a book for entertainment. Screw relaxing.

Next you will be saying how Harrison and Ward are dirty players and shouldn't be allowed to play football. Sounds like you are just unhappy with your life and team.

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