Blog Entry

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: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 10:46 am

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

Hey Big Bad Sash, the guy admitted that he did it on purpose.  What more do you need.  Typical Jets fan cannot even read or comprehend the English language.

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2010 10:44 am

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

I'm a Jets fan & I don't have a problem with it. He's allowed to stand there & Carroll was clearl out of bounds along a rival teams sideline. If a player gets pushed or tackled on the other team's sideline how often do you see the other team help them out? Never. You can call it tripping if you like but looks to me more like bracing for impact. I don't think he intended to trip the guy but the Dolphin player was going to run into him & the strength coach stood his ground. Maybe make him stand 15 feet behind the line from now on but don't fire the guy for this it's not that big of a deal in my opinion. Typical Miami Dolphin fashion though get the win & still cry about it after the game.

Since: Oct 19, 2009
Posted on: December 13, 2010 10:37 am

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

It was a real cheap thing to do and for someone who is considered a "professional" at what he does because he gets paid to do it, the result of such a cheap "schoolyard" action shoule be not to pay him anymore and send him on his merry way. I understand that outside of the white stripe belongs to the peole on the sidelines and not the players, but do you think if the Jets were ahead in the game or that was a Jet player running down the sideline that he and his fellow "coaches" would've stayed right on the line and not moved back a little? just cut him loose and hire a new strength and conditioning coach to stand on the sidleines...

Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 10:36 am

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

What is unbelieveable is the Officials missed this too.  Yes, the man needs to be fired and the Jets fined for about 150K or more, but an incident like this could or should be reviewable and the approiate penalty assessed.

I'm not saying a review of offenses during play should be allowed, but if it is someone on the bench that commits the infraction and the replay official sees it, then he should be able to call down allow the referee to review and then throw the flag.  Again, not advocating holding calls or clipping penalties or interference on the field, just penalties like this on the bench. 

Since: Oct 7, 2007
Posted on: December 13, 2010 10:33 am

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

Not condoning the idiotic play that Alois perpetrated. But #20 Jones on MIA just got called for unsportsmanlike conduct for running up the Jets sideline instead of immediately back in bounds on a Special Teams play. Now immediately after that on the next Dolphin punt, Carroll does the same thing. You can call Aloisi a moron, which he is, but the cheating was going on by the Dolphins, not the Jets.

Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 10:14 am

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

First off, I'm a Jet fan for many, many years and I never even heard of this coach that's on the Jets. Now this coach unfortunately needs to be let go. The Jets need to start cleaning up their image and stop the stupid tactics and get back to playing football. I like Rex's confidence and his comradery among his players but he needs to get better at his leadership qualities. He needs to stop ths BS and start coaching. Also, enough excuses on the teams play and figure out what's wrong. I happen to be a jet fan who actually likes  and respects Bill Belichick and believes that sometimes you should not talk, just do. As for the fans talking about cheating, the Jets didn't cheat, they just hire some questionable people that need to go now. All Jet fans should not be happen happy with their team, coach/management and ownership (who I for one was never was really happy with). Remember fellow Jet fans, this is the professional football league so lets hope our team starts acting like one.

Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2010 9:55 am
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator

Since: Nov 29, 2010
Posted on: December 13, 2010 9:51 am

Come on, give Sal a break...

The customers at Buffalo Wild Wings weren't ready to go home yet! 

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 9:00 am

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

This guy needs to be fired now.  If this does not typify Rex Ryan's "leadership" what does?  I mean seriously, you are part of a staff for an NFL team and you pull that?  It starts at the top, and this accurately depicts the type of outfit Ryan runs, lots of talk and bravado, not much brains.  Unbelievable, even for somebody working for the Jets/Ryan.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: December 13, 2010 7:48 am

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

No doubt about it, he needs to be fired. I am sure he will be fired this week, and Goodell will also fine the Jets.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or