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Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Posted on: December 14, 2010 3:31 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2010 3:43 pm
 

Posted by Andy Benoit

UPDATE 3:42 p.m. ET: Turns out Zach Thomas was right: the Jets assistant coaches were indeed instructed to form a wall along the sideline. And we’ve found out who gave that order: Sal Alosi. As in, the Sal Alosi who tripped Nolan Carroll. The Jets have now made Alosi’s season-long suspension an indefinite suspension. His future with the franchise is bleak at this point.



There are some whS. Alosi o believe that the Jets assistant coaches, including Sal Alosi, were under orders to crowd the sideline on the play in which Dolphins gunner Nolan Carroll was tripped. Count former Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas among the believers.

"They had to be ordered to stand there because they're foot to foot," Thomas told Tim Graham of ESPN.com. "There's four of them, side to side -- five of them, I mean -- on the edge of the coach's zone. They're only out there to restrict the space of the gunner, who is Nolan Carroll.

"But there's more to it because I'm telling you, the only thing [Alosi] did wrong was intentionally put that knee out there. If he just stood there, there would never have been a problem, even if the guy got tripped. But there's more to this. He was ordered to stand there. No one is foot to foot on the sideline in the coach's box."

Thomas makes a very valid point. And if the coaches were indeed ordered to stand there, that could explain what prompted Alosi to do what he did. (Not saying Alosi was instructed to trip Carroll, but the very idea of crowding Carroll’s space could have subtly encouraged him to take things a step too far.)

If the assistants were instructed to stand shoe-to-shoe, then who gave them the order? Rex Ryan has already said it wasn’t him. Tuesday, special teams coach Mike Westhoff issued a statement saying, “Number one, I did not instruct anyone. Number two, I was not aware. With all of the people on the sidelines, it would be inconsequential and I would not be involved in any way, shape or form.”

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Comments

Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2010 9:25 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Not sure that Jets coaches were really crowding the sideline. They could have just been squeezing past big Rex to get to the donuts. If this was a deliberate ploy, I have no issue with it. If players and coaches are allowed to stand that close, then why can't then. Alosi made a big error of judgement and has been punished.

If that is seriously the best effort the Jets could come up with to cheat, then they're worse than I thought.




Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:58 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

EVERY SINGLE ONE of the NY Cheats where literally setting up for this!! Hmmmm, maybe past game tapes should be viewed to see if this is systemic for the organization?? I'm willing to bet, they've been doin this for 2 years and their stupid guido finally made it obvious. I mean, REALLY, they are lined up like all the lil "Who's down in Who-ville" knee-to-knee and hand-to-hand. Singing "Dah-voo door-ay, dah-voo door-ay".
My God, the NFL just LOVES New York and WILL NOT punish them!!



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:58 pm
 

IS RACE going to be added to the equation?


We've basically covered every other Angle-- besides-- A STUPID KNEE JERK REACTION that  big meathead made and totally regrets.  Let it go already.



Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:46 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

JETS cheat cheat cheat. I heaven't read the whole thread but the photo speaks volumes. The NY CHEATS where CLEARLY set up, shoulder to shoulder  for EXACTLY the resulting purpose. Scumbag cheating new yorkers. What else would one expect??



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:21 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

I'm sure he got rewarded for "taking one for the team."  Jets are just a bunch of cheaters.



Since: Jan 19, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:16 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

I agree the jets look for every advantage (even cheating). the problem is 1 guy took the fall while everyone was involved.




Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:13 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

You're just going to have to face up to it.  The Jets cheated because the Jets are cheaters.



Since: Nov 30, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:10 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

And go watch the film caroll was pushed out 1 second after the snap of the ball, he was pushed out at the twenty yard line(the punt was from the 16 yd line) and was tripped at the 33 yd line so thats 13 yards , so in your argument caroll was legal in his actions its not like he ran 25 yards plus down the sideline and then got tripped, so PLEASE stop making this dimwitted excuses !



Since: Oct 7, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:07 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

You can't run down the sidelines like that.  You have to make every effort to get back in bounds, not make every effort to get downfield.  And he wasn't running down the white stripe, he was running outside of it, otherwise Alosi wouldn't have been able to even touch him without extending into an area that was illegal for him to be in.

You know what?  Think what you want.  I don't care that much.




Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 8:07 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

The Jets cheated.  The Jets are cheaters.


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