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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: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 7:48 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Either they would have been plowed over by the opposing player running out of bounds, or they would have prevented him from doing so.

Huh?  No, they would not have been plowed over.  He was running in front of them, not into them.  Happens all the time without some moron trying to be Woody Hayes.



Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2010 7:46 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

SAY WHAT!!!




Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 6:06 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

You're an idiot.  Sad you are coaching kids especially if you do not see anything wrong with this.  It was cheap and caused an injury.



Since: Jan 21, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2010 5:48 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

I smell a cover-up by Tannenbaum... this is damage control.  We all new Ryan ordered the code red and now someone needs to take the fall for it so it can go away (cuz it sure as heck ain't gonna be Ryan... Tannenbaum will make sure of that... Ryan's his boy).



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:24 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

I'm not excusing what he did. But I do think all the sideline should be crowded in those situations to make the gunner play on the field and play by the rules. If he leaves the field of play then he should be at fault a little bit. And this excuse of being blocked out is simply BS. if you position yourself to be blocked in that direction then you are at fault. That's it bottom line. the blocker can't let you run free because you are too close to the sideline.

I don't think the guy should lose his job, be fined or any of this ridiculous stuff that's happening to him. 

I also don't think the gunner should be able to blame him or a jet player for pushing him out of bounds.

The kids I coach are taught the gunners are to line up about 5 yards in from the sideline. And there first job is containment. if they draw 2 guys to block them they have freed up the others who ar taking that spot. They are supposed to be able to create havoc and take away blockers so others can make the play.

The gunner is not expected to be making the play on the ball everytime. If they are off the field they are wasting time and hurting the team.



Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:22 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

The $100M question is since when do players take orders from a strength and conditioning coach as to where to lineup on the sidelines.
Something smells fishy here especially after this guy was not fired. If he's fired will he implicate others? Perhaps high level coaches?

This is why this team with this management and coach will never win a Super Bowl.



Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:18 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

The $100M questions that needs to be answered is that since when do players take orders from a strength and conditioning coach as to where to line up on the sideline.

Something smells fishy here especially after this guy was not fired. Will he talk if he's fired? I have a suspicion that other coaches are in on this. This is why this team will never win a championship with this management and coach.



Since: Dec 27, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2010 2:00 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

it would be interesting to see film of the sideline from this game to see if they just appeared at the edge of the coach's box in those punting situations. look at the first three guys feet, the sideline isn't that crowded that you have to be that close.



Since: Dec 27, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2010 2:00 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

it would be interesting to see film of the sideline from this game to see if they just appeared at the edge of the coach's box in those punting situations. look at the first three guys feet, the sideline isn't that crowded that you have to be that close.



Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 1:39 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Hey COlts-Ilini, just an analogy my friend. I have seen at least a 1/2 dozen "well the Pats cheat" posts in this thread. WTF does it have to do with Aloser tripping a player?? NOTHING, thats what. Just like every libs reaction to ANY criticism is Haliburton/Bush Lied. Years later, ffs. Losers and libs, both the same, thats all. Look, even some idiot came here and blamed them for the Gulf spill, say no more, say no more squire,lol.


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