Tag:Sal Alosi
Posted on: December 15, 2010 4:31 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2010 6:02 pm
 

Mike Westhoff suggests Patriots form wall, too

Posted by Andy Benoit
M. Westhoff (US Presswire)
Something good has come from the Sal Alosi tripping scandal: more fuel on the Patriots-Jets fire. Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff was asked on the Waddle & Silvy Show on ESPN 1000 in Chicago Wednesday about the Jets forming the wall of assistants along the sideline.

“A number of teams do it,” Westhoff said, per Pro Football Talk. “There is a pretty good team up north that lines their whole defense up when they do it, so it’s something that just kind of happened.”

Westhoff was asked to elaborate.

“Well, if you watch them, their defense when the opponents’ punt team is out there,” he said.  “They’re up there pretty close to the line so it looks like they are trying to do it.  Now are they doing anything illegal?  Are they tripping anybody, heck no.  I’m not saying that.  That’s not the point.  But, yeah, they’re lined up there.  Is it making a difference?  I don’t know.  I really don’t know, because to tell you the truth before this happened I never really looked at anybody’s sideline in all my years.”

It was discovered that Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi ordered for the wall to be formed. The team has suspended him indefinitely.

UPDATE 6:00 p.m. ET: For what it's worth, the NFL said Wednesday that the Jets' wall violated playing rules.

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Posted on: December 15, 2010 2:19 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2010 2:34 pm
 

Sal Alosi gave the order to form a wall

Posted by Andy BenoitS. Alosi

Turns out Zach Thomas was right: the Jets assistant coaches were indeed instructed to form a wall along the sideline to impede Nolan Carroll’s progress down the sideline covering a punt. And we’ve found out who gave that order: Sal Alosi.

That’s the same Sal Alosi who tripped Carroll. The Jets announced that they have suspended the strength and conditioning indefinitely. Considering he was already suspended for the season, an indefinite suspension seems like the first step towards an official firing.

The fact that Alosi was the guilty tripper is what makes this bad. Technically, forming a wall is not against the rules (though the NFL Competition Committee will probably take a close look at sideline alignment of coaches and players after the season.) But forming a wall suggests that Alosi’s trip was premeditated.

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Posted on: December 14, 2010 3:31 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2010 3:43 pm
 

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

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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Posted on: December 13, 2010 7:20 pm
Edited on: December 13, 2010 7:25 pm
 

NYJ tripper suspended for rest of '10, fined $25K

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi – who made just a little bit of news Sunday by tripping Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll – did not offer his resignation today, but at a news conference in New York, he apologized profusely and said he would accept any punishment coming his way.

The Jets have spoken.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets have suspended Alosi for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, and have fined him $25,000. The team hasn’t made a decision if Alosi will be on the sideline in 2011.

It’s a fair punishment, as far as I’m concerned. Alosi didn’t deserve to be fired for his idiotic display, but he also deserved a hefty suspension and fine. Which is what he got.

"We felt it was appropriate for us to hold him accountable,” GM Mike Tannenbaum said, via Newsday’s Bob Glauber. “At the end of the day, this was our punishment."



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Posted on: December 12, 2010 8:58 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2010 9:13 pm
 

Sal Alosi confirmed as Jets 'sideline tripper'

Posted by Will Brinson

By the time you're reading this, the words "Sal Alosi" will be trending on Twitter. That's because Sal Alosi is the name of the Jets coach who tripped the Dolphins' Nolan Carroll during Sunday's game.

Alosi, a strength and conditioning coach in his fourth year with the Jets, stuck his leg out and took Carroll down, as you can see below.




"The team is reviewing the situation and looking into the appropriate next steps," a Jets spokesperson told members of the media.

Originally, the Jets took Alosi was "ushered away under security" but the team eventually confirmed he was the guilty party.

Dolphins players didn't take the whole thing too well either.

"That is so dirty," Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby said, before nominating the play for Monday night's "Come on, MAN!" segment.

"They're cheaters -- they do what they do," Channing Crowder said. "They cheat and talk junk and they do all that stuff but we beat the hell out of them today. I tell you the truth, I would have broke that old man's leg."

Carroll himself said he wasn't mad and declined to comment on it (and, seriously, go watch Jeff Darlington's "Miami Minute" with all these quotes. They're hysterical.)

Of course, the Jets have plenty more to fix than just dirty strength and conditioning coaches on the sideline, as CBS Sports' Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts point out below.

 
 
 
 
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