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Jets need to take next step

Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:14 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2010 3:21 pm
I'm not sure why the Jets are announcing an indefinite suspension of Sal Alosi. He was already under suspension. So how about taking the next step and announcing his dismissal? That not only seems to be the next course of action. It seems to be the necessary course of action.

And here's why: When the Jets admit that it was Alosi who instructed players along the New York sideline to form a wall to restrict space for Miami's Nolan Carroll, it suggests it was a premeditated move. It also contradicts what Alosi told us Monday, which was that "it was just a situation where I wasn't thinking. Nothing was in my head. I wasn't thinking. Had I been thinking I would've taken a step back instead of a step forward."

Yeah, sure. That's all well and good, except the Jets all but called Alosi a liar. They basically said he was thinking, and what he was thinking about was impeding Carroll's movement.

That does it for me. I don't need to hear more. If I'm the Jets I drop the hammer, and I drop it now. Alosi had a chance to explain himself, and he tried. Turns out he didn't give a complete story. Now that we have the details and his involvement is clear, it's the Jets' turn to be heard -- and they shouldn't waste another minute.

They should fire him.

Look, it was bad enough that he tripped an opposing player. What's worse is that it appears that he planned it. What's unforgivable is that it appears he lied about it, too. If he didn't, he needs to come forward and explain himself now. On second thought, why should we believe anything he'd have to say? We shouldn't. It's the Jets who make the next move, and they should do the right and necessary thing.

Nope, they should do the only thing and cut their losses immediately.
Category: NFL

Since: Jul 8, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 8:17 pm

Jets need to take next step

Are you kidding me? You try running at sub-five second speed and see how fast you recover from a bump. It's very obvious that you are, or were, in no shape or form, an athelete. Just forget about the box because the opposing player doesn't see the box, just the wall of coaches that are impedeing his path. Then to have one trip him is purely unforgivable. Yes, fire the dumb-ass and eveyone involved and restrict coaches from forming a wall that may impede palyers from foward progress. They could have just as easily moved aside if they weren't trying to take advantage of the fact that it's allowed to be in a certain area of the out-of-bounds area of the field. The only conclusion of their action is cheating. Now, are you condoning that?

Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 8:05 pm

Jets need to take next step

What kind of "investigation" is needed? Their strength & conditioning coach intentionally initiated contact with an opposing player during the game play. Alosi, you're fired. Simple enough. He's a nice guy? Tough. Players love him? Tough. The gunner's not supposed to be out of bounds? Tough. The only knee that moron conditioning coach is supposed to flex is the ones of a Jets player whose hammy tightened up. 

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 7:58 pm

Jets need to take next step

Watch the play again, the Dolphins player was bumped out of bounds at the 22 and was tripped at the 33, that's 11 yards, how far can the player run out of bounds before he's taking advantage of the initial bump and progressing up the field to avoid being blocked again. 11 yards is excessive before re-establishing the field of play. I don't condone the effort to bump the gunner on that play. But by the same token, the Jets staff was not outside the designated box.  And the trip was not that bad, the effort and even contact.

Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 7:23 pm

Jets need to take next step

"I'm not sure why the are announcing an indefinite suspension of Sal Alosi."  Really? Ok, please let me tell. It's part of an investigation. The wall included several (I believe 5) assistants. If more than just Alosi had the intent to disrupt and sabotage that play, wouldn't it be fair to say the Jets want to confirm that before firing Alosi?  I mean, if that's the case, then more than just Alosi would be deserving of fines, suspensions and/or firings. C'mon Judge, there's no rocket science to figure out here.  Especially if Ryan had nothing to do with Alosi's order, which by the way many people are accusing he did.

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: December 15, 2010 7:12 pm

Jets need to take next step

Exactly AES, Morris and others.  This is obviously from the top.  And if it isn't, Rex is even more clueless than I thought.  This guy is just a fall guy.  He shouldn't have tripped him but in no way is he responsible for everything else.  But that's just what you get from such a gutless organization with zero accountability.  This team is worse than the Raiders a few years ago, any good up and coming coach or player will avoid this franchise. 

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 7:12 pm

Jets need to take next step

Clark, the JETS aren't going to fire Alosi. If they do he will start spilling his guts and tell everyone that Sexy Rexy put him up to it.

Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: December 15, 2010 6:47 pm

Jets need to take next step

I understand the idea to ban him for life and think that it would be a good policy to start.  At the same time though, why don't we ban players for life as well?  Would a lifetime ban of players install a stricter sense to a code of conduct.  Over 99% of the players in the NFL have attended college is one fashion or another.  They have other ways to make money than play football.  If a lifetime ban was used than we might find a great deal of people find playing in the NFL an oppurtunity and not a right as some act.

Since: Dec 3, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 6:36 pm

Jets need to take next step

Absolutely correct.  A strength and conditioning coach is giving game-time directions to players?  My ass.  This has Rex written all over it.  You're a fat punk just like your old man, who never won anything on his own, either.

Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 6:01 pm

Jets need to take next step

Cut his head off! Blackball him throughout the league! He should never be allowed to step foot in the wonderful state of Florida!

Have a nice Day! Cool

Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 5:59 pm

Jets need to take next step

The problem with firing him if you are the Jets: He would have no reason to keep his mouth shut. As soon as you fire him, you can bet this will be the case ---> (as close to a pointed finger as I can get) Rex made me do it.

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