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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: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 15, 2010 4:51 pm

Jets need to take next step

There is a 0.00001% chance that a strength and conditioning coach orchestrated the human wall. Was he ordered to trip someone? Of course not. But I don't believe for a second that he was acting without any direction from his superiors. There's just no way. I doubt that players would even listen to him unless someone told them to.

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 4:34 pm

Jets need to take next step

To me, that fact that this guy still has a job only means one thing: he didn't act alone. It would be very easy to let the guy go, decry his actions, and move on. The contridictions between what the guy said at first, and what has now come to light don't mesh. I think he is covering.

Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: December 15, 2010 3:38 pm

Jets need to take next step

You're making more sense than that schmuck Ray Ratto, who said the league should reward him by making Alosi a head coach.  Joking or not, his assessment of the situation was poor, inconsiderate, and not funny.  This guy was messing with an NFL player's career by tripping him on purpose; then lied on top of that.  I agree with you.  He should be fired. 

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