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Confirmation! Jets sideline wall no coincidence

There were folks who claimed Miami fans on this blog and elswhere were conspiracy theorist when it was claimed that wall along the sideline the Jets fabricated during Tripgate last Sunday could not have possibly been a coincidence.

Well, it wasn't.

Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum, in a conference call with New York reporters today, confirmed that the wall was a deliberate strategy. Tannenbaum said Sal Alosi, who tripped Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll as he ran downfield past the Jets sideline to cover a punt, also instructed several inactive players to form the wall.

So now we have Tripgate...and Wallgate.

Alosi, the strength and conditioning coach, is the fall guy for both. He had been suspended until the end of the season and fined $25,000 for his Tripgate actions. Tannenbaum announced today Alosi's suspension is now indefinite. (And it sounded like Tannenbaum was going to look at firing Alosi, altogether.)

Tannenbaum also said no Jets coach ordered Alosi to tell the players to line up. The Jets yesterday released a statement from Mike Westhoff, in which the special teams coach disavowed any knowlege of both Tripgate and Wallgate.

(By the way, I've talked to Westhoff before. I know he knows about Watergate, but that's another story and, no, he wasn't involved in that one for sure.)

So do you buy the Jets new explanation of what happened?

[UPDATE: Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said today he's not interested, keeping a stance he's had throughout this incident. "I'm by it," he said. "I have no reaction. I'm on to the Buffalo Bills."]

Tannenbaum told reporters the organization will be going back to tape of other games to see if this happened before.

This is definitely a black eye for the Jets organization. They've tried to handle this situation with alacrity. But today, they just got around to admitting something anyone who saw the replay or tape of the incident figured Sunday evening.

Let's see what else they discover in the coming days.

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first kids

Crashed and burned, ey Mav

jets are who we thought they were. A bunch of cheaters and flukes.

Good article Armandito. I don't think Westhoff had anything to do with it but I wouldn't put it past Rex.

Dirty buttholes.

Sal Alosi is guilty of following orders and being a patsy.

The guy standing next to Alosi dipped his shoulder into Carroll too, replay the film. I want to know why he isn't being singled out for discipline as well!!

Stinkin' J-E-T-S- Looks good one them!!

Sal Alosi is a piece of trash for what he did. He should be fired and still might be. I actually am SOOO TIRED of this story though. Nolan Carroll wasn't seriously injured and it's a NON-football issue. It's about being a decent person and we are talking about the jets here guys

I think Westhoff is getting away with murder. Scum bag Jet, just like Taylor.

I think Alosi should be forced to spend 5 minutes alone with Tony McDaniel. See how well he can trip him.

He should be fired as I stated yesterday in my briefest post ever!!!!

DC....I got a new motto....I have been thinking of it while in this BOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRIIIIINNNNNGGGGG class....which last until tommrow (might as well be forever)


Motto:

"IF THEIRS A 1 PERCENT CHANCE THEIRS 100 PERCENT CHANCE!"

Courtesy of UNTHINKABLE starring Denzel Washington...

My new motto

Everyone that is standing alongside with Alosi should get suspended w/o pay. Alosi had help and his helpers are just as guilty as he is..

To All Of You Who Said To Much Was Being Made Of This:

WE TOLD YOU SO! LOL........................

Bad Decision In A Heated Moment My Ass! LOL............

THEY SHOULD SUSPEND/FORFIT 5 OF THERE LUCKY ASS WINS AND RYAN SHOULD BE SHOWN THE DOORS.(IT TAKES MORE THAN ONE DOOR FOR THIS FAT PIECE OS S*&T TO GO THROUGH) THERE HIS COACHES HE SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSABLE, LIKE JEERY JONES DID WITH WADE.....EXAMPLE OF ACCOUNTABILIY. HELL THE JETS SHOULD JUST MOVE TO LA AND CHANGE THE WHOLE FRANCHISE AND START A NEW!!!! AND BY THE WAY THIS IS A FOOTBALL RELATED ISSUE. IT WAS DONE ON THE FEILD DURING A GAME. AS FAR AS THE TWO D BAGS THAT FORCED CARROL OUT OF BOUNDS...THEY WOULD NOT LET HIM BACK IN THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A PENILTY ALSO. AND WHY DID THE REF DO NOTHING AGAIN, THEY SHOULD BE FINED OR FIRED ALSO FOR ALLOWING THIS TO HAPPEN. THE NFL NEED 0 TOLORANCE FOR EVERYBOBY, REF, PLAYERS, COACHES, OWNERS NOT JUST DOG KILLERS LIKE VICK. PIECE OUT!!!!!!

FIRE HIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Alosi should recieve a Life time nfl ban!!!

IT SHOULD ALSO BE INVESTIGATED IF WHETHER OR NOT ALOSI GAMBLED ON THIS GAME.

IF SO THE FEDS SHOULD BE BROUGHT IN AND HE SHOULD RECIEVE PRISON TIME!!!

We need Tom Cruise, and Demi Moore to bring Rex to court............DID YOU ORDER THE CODE RED (WALL)???????????? ANSWER ME YOU FAT B@ST@RD! lol

BRING IN THE FEDS! I SMELL GAMBLING ON THE GAME BY ALOSI ON THE HORIZON............

GAMBLING?....... ALOSI?......BRING IN THE FEDS!

If Gambling Can Be Connected To This Pelosi Would Also Face Felony Assault Charges!!!

I think he is just the fall guy, I got the feeling this came from higher up. Someone should look back at the Jets games this season, and see how many times this has happened this wall was made. The Jets are just trying to bring closure to the incident, before it turns into another Belichick style scandal.

Someone said it yesterday, and I laughed it off. This was a "Code Red" Whoever said this you were right on. I just shook my head, because I thought this was too random. Naa. It was just a moment of stuidity. On my part! This must be delt with more harshly then what I proposed. I apologize to any blogger that I doubted, or thought was overboard on this one. All I can say is wow.

Darryl Dunphy,

At least youre manning up good buddy! Your apology well accepted!

Armando mixes in some humor with a great anology. OUTSTANDING Armando!

I told you guys to go back and study the Zapruder film yesterday.

Lee Harvey Alosi: I didn't trip anyone. I don't know what this is all about.

Of course I was on that sideline, I work on that sideline!

I'M A PATSY!!!!

HAS ANYONE CONSIDERED THE TUNE OF THIS WHOLE ORDEAL HAS CHANGE BECAUSE CARROLL'S LT. GOVERNOR MOTHER MADE SOME WELL PLACED PHONE CALLS? lol............

As despicable as this incident is, I wonder if the Jets' sideline assistant wall right out of THE SOPRANOS wouldn't make a better OL than the sad sacks "protecting" Henne. Conversely, there would've been no incident if Dolphins offensive linemen attempted the same sideline stunt to a Jets gunner -- they'd miss. Likely tear ACLs as well in the attempt.

ODINSEYE,

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT BUDDY! ....."LEE HARVEY ALOSI"....... ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!

DUMBASS ALOSI'S ONLY SORROW WAS HE FORGETS TO FIGURE IN PROSPECT OF TV CAMERA'S CATCHING HIS WOEFUL ACT.

THAT'S ALL ALOSI'S TRULY SORROWFUL FOR!!!

Brutal. Yeah, the strength coach lines em up. I guess this is part of his job description - this was planned by someone above him.

I believe this is Pelosi's baby. Yes, those above him knew of it, but I believe they only co-authored it by agreeing to look the other way.

I believe it will never be proven anyone above Alosi will never be factually tied to his horrendous act. The NFL now officially has it's own "grassy noll."

Why is this guy on suspension indefinitely? Lying to your employer and media (and getting caught for it) should be immediate ground for dismissal.

Gotta run, time for Wisdom tooth extraction. My denist better have a free hand when it comes time for perscription of oxycodone writing time...Wish me luck

Even if those above Pelosi blessed the sideline formation. It does not mean they also blessed the illegal contact by lone assailant Lee Harvey Pelosi! LOL................

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villiany
-Obi Wan Kenobi (when asked his opinion of the jets)

So Alosi:
1. Tripped up Carroll (could have injured him severely)
2. Ordered other players to form a wall
3. Lied to everyone about it

That's three strikes.

He's my nominee for Biggest Douche of the Year Award

Darryl,

I posted yesterday that I was going overboard as usual and asked everybody to look at any wets game tapes they had and post their results.

I did, but I didn't have much to look at, God I have no life-LOL.

Dying Breed,

I told my Girlfriend that they trpped the wrong guy because of his Mom being a politicians.

She laughingly responded, and I quote: Aw, he got tripped and he's gonna tell him Mommy!

I didn't reply to her quip. I just thought to myself: Damn domestic violence laws in this country-LOL!

LAPhinsPhan,

You're absolutely correct! First committing the horrendous act, the false public appologies, and now finding he lied to his employers?

COMPLETE NO-BRAINER TO IMMEDIATELY FIRE HIS DUMBASS!!! lol....................

playoff talk is such a joke on WQAM station right now, in order for miami to even smell a playoff berth, they have to have the Wets, Ravens, Chargers, Colts all pretty much lose out or at least 2 of three in their last three games, AINT gonna happen which is rightfully so for a team that wreaks at home and is even worse on offense.........Bring on 2011, or 12???, Just bring on the draft!!!!

Odinseye,

I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE WITHOUT A DOUBT THIS WAS GOING TO BE SWEPTED UNDER THE RUG BY THE NFL THEN CARROL'S MOTHER MADE CALLS TO WASHINGTON D.C.

ROTFLMAO@ GOODELL AND NORTHEAST BIAS NFL!!! WE FINALLY HAVE POLITICAL CLOUT IN MIAMI!

POLITICALLY SPEAKING, NOLAN CARROLL IS MIAMI'S BEST DRAFT PICK EVER!!! LOL.................

Was there a wall on the punt we got penalized for leaving the playing field? The whole point of this wall is to cause the player to go behind the wall and get the penalty or run into the wall and fall down.

There is also no way that Alosi set this up. Had to come from higher up.

I will never tire of this story.

THANKS, Mando, for staying at the forefront of this Jets-sleaze scandal.


This is precisely how the Jets do business in all respects. This is a team that glorifies Marty Lyons for ending the career of one of the greatest offensive lineman in history on a cheap shot.


Here's hoping the Steelers & Bears need victories when they play the Jets.

IM QUITE SURE GOODELL WAS FULLY UNAWARE NOLAN CARROLL WASNT JUST "ANY ORDINARY" ROOKIE WHEN ATTEMPTING TO QUITELY SWEEP THIS COMPLETE FIASCO UNDERNEATH HIS LYING ASS RUG! lOl.......

The Ryans!!!! Cryin Buddy and his low rent sons. They should all be selling RV's. Rex has actually dropped the Jets to a low level that no team (except Bellichiks) has reached.

Sal Alosi is a douche and he works for the biggest douche organization in the NFL... coincidence? I think not. Douche-bags usually stick together. He deserves to be fired, fined, and forced to undergo sensitivity training. Stinkin' Jets!

Roger Gooddell:

"Why the hell didnt you a'holes tell me this rookie's mother was Lt Governor of ths State of Florida? You're making me look like a complete idiot here!"

NFL Decision Making Board:

"Sorry sir, we totally dropped the ball on this one too."

Dying Breed,

Don't get your hopes up on the political clout.

Goodell has been on the phone all morning with the alluminati.

The next thing you know Rex Ryan, looking eerily similar to Jack Ruby, will beat Alosi to death with a meatball sub.

good 'un, Dying Breed.

If there's one thing Goodell treasures, it's currying favor with the elite & the well-connected.

Ya never know when some Mia/Tampa/Jax stadium tax break will need approval in Tallahassee.

They're saying ZACK THOMAS got the ball rolling on this with his radio interview Monday. LOL.............

Does anyone really think that this guy isn't
TAKING THE FALL FOR MIKE WESTHOFF ??

Every organization has an 'Internal culture'.

Rex Ryan has bread a culture of TRASH TALKING BULLIES.

...So isn't it natural one of the people in a LEADERSHIP role would tell his player to gather near the opponent's 'Gunner' and make sure that HE knows that THEY'RE there ??

The JETS know (full well) that TAPES FROM OTHER GAMES will show the same pack of idiots.

THAT'S why they are so quick to shoot Alosi and save Westhoff.
.
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I'm glad the Jets are conducting their own investigation. They're an exemplary model of integrity and sportsmanship.

(My nose just grew a foot longer)

G-d Bless Zach---a real man & True Dolphin, unlike his miserable b-i-law.

Holy heck...Goodell worked as an intern for the Jets back in '83! Wow...I feel like I'm watching a real-life conspiracy movie.

I THINK THIS JUST MAY BE THE FINAL FLUSH ON THE JETS STINKING SEASON.

ROTFLMAO@JASON TAYLOR................

CAN WE PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT SAL ALOSI FOR GOD'S SAKE. OUR TEAM IS IN THE MIDST OF A PLAYOFF RUN AND ALL YOU GUYS CAN TALK ABOUT IS THIS STUPID INCIDENT. NOLAN CARROLL IS FINE, HE'S NOT HURT. PLEASE DROP THE SUGJECT AND MOVE ON, GOD DAMN IT!

N
NOOOOO! It can't be!! The Jets and Jet Organization are way too classy for it to have been planned. Assistants just like to hang out side-by-side with their toes barely off the white line.. U silly conspiracy theorist!!!

HOW IRONIC IT ALSO MAY BE ZACK THOMAS INITIATED THAT FINAL FLUSH ON THE STINKING JETS AND BROTHER IN LAW JT?

HYSTERICALLY ROTFLMAO@JT.................

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