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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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Since: Apr 14, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:31 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

What the hell is a strenght and conditioning coach even doing on the sidelines anyway? Having the players do push ups or squats during TV timeouts? Next time run as fast as you can into one of those coaches, hell, make it a helmet to head contact then the'll get the hell out of your way !!



Since: Dec 14, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:29 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

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Everyone in Jets Nation was convinced the Jets would make the trip to the Super Bowl this year... They're not that far off... they will get a trip all right, but it will be a "trip" from good 'ol Sal Alosi..I mean Aloser! Sorry little green guys but you're all a collective, modern day version of a Ryan Leaf personified in 52 egocentric, big headed TOTAL FAILURES...Big names, all noise and nothing to show for.. Your nemesis up North has no names, zero noise and everything to show for... If you could emulate one ounce of “The Patriot way”, you may just win one more game for the rest of the season.. Go Pats!





Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:23 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Who cares about this still? They lost. The Jets don't care anymore. They have bigger problems... like trying to score more than 9 points in 2 games...



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:19 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Go change your diapers 'cause here's another one!!!!Tongue out

Sal the Man will talk.....his wife will eventually get on him for taking the $25,000 hit and blame....Woo Hooo will that be funny when he opens up!!!!



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:13 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

I have to tell you all, I am peeing my pants with laughter listening to any Pats fan call another Franchise cheaters. Wow! That is the funniest thing in a long, long, very long time! LMAO



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2010 10:03 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

The Jets are not cheaters you dolts. One idiot did something stupid, was rightly punished, that is end of the story. If you listen to any old timer (even players like Steve Tasker who played into the 90's) this is what teams used to do. He mentioned how teams would always line up the coaches like that to protect their sidelines. They are well within their rights to stand there so long as they are out of bounds. Where do you people get the idea that the coaches standing close to, but still behind, the out of bounds lines are cheating? It is to prevent the gunner from running as far as they want out of bounds before re-entering the play. The old timers will tell you that #1, the coaches would always line up like this and that #2, if you went out of bounds on the other teams sidelines you would get forearmed and beat up pretty bad sometimes. I bet you are the same people who cry about how Brady and Manning are protected too much and it has become a Pu**y game.

And I love how they found a meathead like Zach Thomas to interview for this. I think too many roids and hard hits have killed off all his brain cells but maybe 2. Give it a rest people. It was a really dumb move by a strength and conditioning idiot, it wasn't even like he was a real coach and this one move does not represent the entire city of NY or the entire Jets organization. Bunch of crybabies on these boards anymore. LOL



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2010 9:59 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Once blocked out of bounds, you aren't even allowed to run 5 yards downfield without getting back in bounds. You have to make a stright line back into the field of play. I'd hardly call sprinting down the white stripe an "attempt" to get back in bounds. He was knocked out of bounds at the 20 yd line and the trip happened at the 33 yd line. He was running full sprint out of bounds for 13 yards. He was flagged earlier in the game for the same behavior.




Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2010 9:57 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

WOOOOO Zach Thomas! What a beast.. underrated out of college but such a beast.. fifth round draft choice

Yeah, the Jets are scum. It's clearly planned, that's why they stood that way. It's distracting, and probably shouldn't be allowed.

If you have to use cheap shit like standing as close to the sidelines as possible to attempt to win, you're a damn sad case.



Since: Mar 23, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2010 9:57 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

WOOOOO Zach Thomas! What a beast.. underrated out of college but such a beast.. fifth round draft choice

Yeah, the Jets are scum. It's clearly planned, that's why they stood that way. It's distracting, and probably shouldn't be allowed.

If you have to use cheap shit like standing as close to the sidelines as possible to attempt to win, you're a damn sad case.



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2010 9:54 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Carroll was flagged earlier in the game for not trying to come back in bounds after he was knocked out of bounds on a punt. The gunners were doing that all day - running out of bounds, down the white stripe, the entire length of the field to avoid getting blocked. If he didn't consistently ignore the rules of the game, he would never have been tripped.

Why hasn't anybody else pointed out the fact that Carroll was running 5 feet out of bounds, not trying to get back in bounds?



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