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Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

Posted on: January 16, 2011 12:27 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

The Jets were fined a large chunk of change ($100,000 to be exact) for "TripGate." The extent of the fine was based on Sal Alosi's physical actions on the sideline against the Dolphins and Mike Westhoff claiming the Patriots engaged in the same tactics.

Turns out, they (allegedly) do just that. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reported Sunday that the Jets found out about the Pats illegal sideline antics and actually showed a videotape of a Pats sideline wall with the final member attempting to trip the Jets gunner.

Apparently, a former member of the Patriots practice squad told the Jets that New England practiced the sideline wall manuever, and it appears that the Jets pulled the footage from a game against New England.

Glazer pointed out that if the Jets had sent this footage to the league office, then it probably would have been the Patriots getting fined and not New York. He's probably correct, too, because a large portion of the league's fine of the Jets stemmed from Westhoff's public comments. If, instead of making public allegations about the Pats behavior was similar to Alosi's, the Jets had sent the tape to 280 Park Avenue in New York, there's a pretty good chance Bob Kraft would have been cutting a check too.

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2011 4:01 pm

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

Not shocked at all that its the Patriots being mentioned once again in a cheating scandal.

oh well.

im sure some Pats fans will now reply to my comment and mention how I am just commenting because the Colts are out of the playoffs.


they say cheaters never prosper but its not true.

cheaters prosper all the time.

only some get caught like Madoff... and are forced to pay for their crimes.

others get off completely Kobe.... ya know. still looking very much like the champ. ask his wife about being a cheater tho.

they say if you cheat at one thing in life you will cheat in all others if given the opportunity to benefit from said cheating.

its the way of life...

some dude gets away with tripping a player from the sidelines and it saves a touchdown, next thing you know certain teams instead of condemning the behavior, start training their players how to cheat... or perhaps you would say they are just seeking an edge, doing everything legal but stretching the bounderies of fairplay... oh well, others do it. its not the first time, its just the Patriots who got caught. blah blah blah

Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2011 3:55 pm

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

Has Glazer been drinking again??? Since when do 3 guys standing on the sidelines constitute a wall? Besides, the game is played on the field not out of bounds. Maybe the gunner's should try a little harder to stay in bounds then using all that extra space out of bounds to gain an advantage.

Either way, is any of this really news worthy? I'll be glad when the Pats win today and end the Jets season so we don't have to hear about them anymore.

Since: Sep 12, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2011 3:36 pm

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

The Pats caught cheating again -- what else is new?  The Pats franchise has no integrity ***

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2011 3:20 pm

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

haha that's not even CLOSE to the Jets' wall.  Those guys weren't standing in much of a line.. it was three players just watching the game.  You MIGHT be able to argue the last guy tried to trip the gunner, but that wasn't choreographed whatsoever.

Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: January 16, 2011 2:51 pm

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

Big difference between standing there and moving out of the way when the play comes and what the Jets did.  Sticking out a knee to trip a player is just wrong.  The guy has been fined and suspended for it already.  Let it go.

Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: January 16, 2011 2:06 pm

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

clearly the runner is out of bounds and looks to me the players are trying to move out of the way.    maybe they are lined up to see the action?  difference being the jets guy went into the field of play and tripped him.  just another attempt at some ridiculous press.  

Since: Jan 8, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2011 1:18 pm

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

Shawn Crable

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2011 12:40 pm

Pats outed for using 'sideline wall' against Jets

Who do you think the Jets copied this tactic from??

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