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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 "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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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 1:30 pm

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Who cares how they're standing and if they were told to stand that way. They're out of bounds. They're not on the playing field. Either they would have been plowed over by the opposing player running out of bounds, or they would have prevented him from doing so.

Since: Dec 20, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 1:27 pm

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

The only one who seems to be hating is you...
Though why you're so hung up on Halliburton (who was found out to be responsible for the leak in the gulf) is very curious.
You right wing-nuts just love big business no matter what they do.
You'd probably love a facsist state, where  big business openly controlled the government...
But I'm sure you'll hate the fact that I said it.....

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 1:15 pm

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Obongo, YOU are the only LOSER in here.
Way to try to make a sports story into something political.  Pathetic.

Since: Jan 16, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 1:13 pm

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

I really hate the Jets but give the guy a break.  He did something stupid and he got caught.  Until now I thought it was less premeditated than maybe it actually was, but premeditated or not, it was just a stupid move.   Let's not castigate the guy any more than he has been.  If the player had been seriously injured I would be singing a different tune, but he wasn't.  I don't see this becoming a trend in the NFL.

Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 1:06 pm

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Jets fan/Pats haters are just like the liberals. LOSERS. Whenever anything bad is said/written about their team they react with: Patriots cheat. Reminds me of whenever someone criticizes The Almighty Anointed One and libs always react with :HALIBURTON. Haters and libs, losers all the way.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 12:59 pm

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

A Few Good Men...LOVE IT! haha

Since: Aug 13, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2010 12:50 pm

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

The NFL is the biggest double standard league there is.  I'm a Raiders fan, and having "Cheating is encouraged" pasted on the walls of the locker rooms is not acceptable.  Never the less, we celebrate it.  However in the Raiders defense, I don't remember the cheating coming from a non player.  The real problem I have with this particular incident is that the player got injured.  Alosi, you're just dumb.  Rex Ryan, I don't respect you anymore.

Since: Jul 2, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 12:41 pm

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

J E T S cheats cheats cheats. This, 100%, came down from the head coach. The proof is in the picture AND in Rex's silence and MOSTLY in Aloser not getting fired. If fired, he will simply rat out the fat man for the cheating scum he is. Cheating is endemic to the jets organization. They have been caught before, KNOWN CHEATERS. Only idiot ghetto dweller jets fans condone this behavior.

Since: Oct 22, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 12:38 pm

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Well you can't blame them for getting creative on the sideline.  If they weren't good enough to beat the Dolphins straight up, they had to find an edge.

If that means lining your coaches and trainers up to run some interference, then why not ?  It's not as if anyone on that team has any integrity to stop them from pulling that crap. 

Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 12:36 pm
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