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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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So we know now that what we thought we knew we did know. I'm not surprised.

QUESTION NOW REMAINING: "WILL STEELER'S TOILET PIPES BE LARGE ENOUGH WHEN FLUSHING JETS ON SUNDAY?"

Explain yourself Dying

JETS TURDS SHOULD MAKE FLUSHING, NY THIER NEW CORPORATE HOME. lol.............

Hey--Mando & Fellas (except for "Mr Playoff Run"):

checkout the latest on PFT......Westhoff is being caught in a web of contradictions about TripGate & Sal The Tripper (NY post gets credit for that nickname!)...........acted like he knew nothing at first presser, now saying that Patriots "do it too," etc.


Watch the tripping video----Rexy Knew Too! Tannenbaum has got some mess on his hands.

Q: If the Jets unravel before our eyes the last three games, isn't that almost as good as making the playoffs ourselves???

No assistant in a team coached by a Lombardi, a Shula or a Walsh, Grant, Gibbs, Landry or other significant high values coach would ever think of cheating by interfering with the players. The culture of an organization flows from the leader down. At the very least, Rex Ryan created an atmosphere where this thug trainer felt safe cheating by interfering with the players. It is at least possible that the people who lined up were complicit and the players who pushed Carroll out of bounds were complicit. A professional investigation perhaps with lie detectors is indicated to investigate this fraud. if guilty anybody involved including players should be permanently barred from the NFL. Meanwhile a message has to be delivered to the Jets to upgrade the integrity level of their organization - taking away their first and possibly other high round draft picks would be a fair start.

@1776--

and giving those draft picks to us! It's really the only fair way to resolve this. Plus D Revis given to us as compensation.

If winning Superbowl is a 10, AFC championship's a 9, playoffs an 8, then I put the Jets missing the payoffs by being humiliated the last 3 wks at an 7.75!

Braylon Edwards wanted to build a wall with vodka and hennesey bottles. Just sayin'

It used to just be a wall of big macs, but Rex ate it as a God damn snack

@robby--
I agree with your rating system.

The bills v jets for last game is what it is.......my concern is w/ or not Bears will have anything to play for next week....or do we see a 2009-style laydown for the Jets (tho granted 9-4 ain't too shabby for right now, those ratz!)

ANY ONE NOTICE ALL THE LOSERS ARE FIGHTING ABOUT A WALL ?

WHILE THE PATS ARE GROUNDING AND SMASHING ALL TEAMS .

If you look at the film one thing is pretty obvious.

Almost the entire wets sideline in looking in the direction of the returner.

Alosi and his merry band of douchebags were looking straight at Nolan from the snap of the ball.

The premeditation to impede the gunner is obvious.

Coaches intentionally interfering with play on the field absolutely has to be addressed.

Goodell you should be an expert on scum seeing how you swim in the cesspool circles. You think the classless wetbags should be allowed to deal with this internally?

C'mon MAN!!!!

This story is boring. Let's move on...

Zzzzzzz

Sparano says he's by it, if it was done to a Jets player we'd never hear the end of it from Ryan.

I LONG FOR THE DAYS WHEN A JOURNALIST WOULD TRAVEL FROM COAST TO COAST SEEKING THE NEWS.I LONG FOR THE DAYS WHEN A JOURNALIST WOULD HAVE A MISTRESS IN EVERY CITY HE GOES TO .

This story fires me up!!!

A window into the hardened, dark soul of a Fetid Franchise.

Anyway, it beats debating why the offensive line blows chunks, don't it?

Aloco: (@ 4:39 PM)

Westhoff just released a statement saying that the PATS do the same thing on THEIR Sideline.
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But seriously, Rex was standing right next to the wall. When Carrol went down, he just stared at him. But he didn't notice that? The whole game? Give me a break. This guy is just a scape goat, they knew what was coming down.

NOTHING... happens on that sideline without the Head Coach, or at Minimum a Coordinator allowing it.Look at where Nolan fell... to the left about 6 feet... Its ol' fat head Himself, Wex Whinin standing right there staring at Nolan. How many time have you seen film of coaches cussing out players and assistants telling them to "Get Back" away from the field? The look on Alosi's face is priceless... He KNEW he had just screwed the pooch! Trying to say Wynin/Westhoff did not see, or did not know or were unable to tell the "Wall Crew" to "Step back" is an assault on the intelligence of every Miami fan, and anyone else for that matter.

I see an NFL rule about Gunners getting blocked out of bounds and certainly a "Wall Rule"...after this one. I hope this embarrasses Jason Taylor to Hell and back... He needs HALF the class Zack Thomas has... he'd be a better man.

Nolan Caroll's mom influence is a stupid run on conspiracy. the only real problem here is that tannenbaum is trying to pass this through as if rex ryan and mike westoff had/have zero idea that this was going on their sideline??? the team and sideline and game that rex ryan is in control of and also westoff is the specific coach of??

this is gonna be great!!!! suspend them all!!! stinkin low class dirt bag trash nasty jets!!!! what a JOKE of an organization!

DB,

WHAT ZACK THOMAS ? GIVE US A BREAK ,HE STARTED TO TALK ABOUT IT AFTER HE GOT THE GREEN LIGHT FROM JASON TAYLOR A WEEK LATER ...........

ALOCO:

I long for the days when Women Dressed in spandex
and wore Tube-tops!

sad but true..........I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Alosi is (WAS) the "get back coach". How convenient.

This scandal will simply add fuel to the bonfire that is the Jets end-of-season collapse.

Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!

the story has been expired .I LONG FOR THE DAYS WHEN WE TALK FOOTBALL ON FOOTBALL BLOG .

This story is unfolding as we speak, like an enthralling whodunit.

Mando's blog post was on Sal The Tripper & Tripgate. When HE posts "football" per se, we'll talk football per se.

For now, the sweet taste of a Jets debacle in the making.

Rex created the Culture....The rest just trickles down.
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THE OTHER PIZZA GUY TRYING TO PULL THE PATS LEGS BUT THEY WILL NOT BITE .THE NFL DIDN'T WANT TO DO ANY THING ,THEY MAY REGRET IT .

ANY ONE IN HERE HAS A NICE LOOKING MISTRESS ?

I'm with you Seer. I'm loving this whole Jets soap opera. If we can't make it to the playoffs, then watching the Jets implode in the most humiliating way is very satisfying.

SEER, AFTER I READ YOUR POST ,I AM BACK IN THE STORY .I ENJOY SEEING THE JETS IMPLODE .

ALoco:

If you want a good laugh, read the PFT story on Westhoff accusing the Pats of "they do it too and they did it first," and check out the comments pointing out the billion contradictions in Westie's statement.

I'm telling ya, all the "leads" point to Rexy or at least Westy. Goodell cannot ignore it anymore.

Typical Jet bullying tactic, btw.

new post on "sellouts" above, so farewell for now to sal the tripper.

I don't come here to read about the Phins anymore. We are probably done but the Rex Ryan jokes are cracking me up. Wall of Big Macs. hahahaha that was funny. Wex whining...

Keep em coming.

They aren't going to do anything so why beatch about it.

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.

Joe,

What a DEAD ON opinion, I like it!!!! The game was all about Brandon Fields and his 55+ punts. The Jets realized that. They needed to overcome that somehow so...it came down from above to make the WALL of 6-7 look-a-likes to force Carrol out and get the extra yards on the return with the penalty. They were hoping for the force out, but Sal Alosi, as uneducated as he is, thought that meant at any cost. Too bad. Plan didn't work. We won and he got suspended indefinitly!!!!

Rex Ryan, was standing right at the end of the line...and he claims to not know what his players and coaches are doing? Right.

Can we PLEASEEEEEEE talk about something else?

I managed to catch Sanchez on XM radio yesterday being interviewed on XM radio. This guy talks a good game but honestly you can hear the lack of tru confidence on his voice and this guy is LOST right now. Would love to Lamarr Woddley or better yet James Harrison get to him Sunday. The crazy thing is, the Jets can lose their last three games with or without Sanchez and STILL make the playoffs. Reason?......they WON the games they HAD TO win early in the season and we didn't.

I hate to say this, but kudos to the Jets front office for taking this seriously and investigating it further. This easily could have been swept under the rug. With that said, every person who formed that wall should be fired.

You have to believe either or both Ryan and Westhoff offered to pay Alosi's fine to keep their names out of it because you know it came from higher than a strength coord, please! we ain't dat dumb! Also the fact that Alosi was not terminated hints that he was not the sole personality behind the devious, potentially career-ending shenanigan.

No, I don't has a nice mistress but my cousin Easy-Off Ernie do, he will play for the Dolphins next yr, he real good!

Gee, Was I one of the first to point this out and, the fact that the jets stepped up so fast? Also how the NFL was so stupid to accept the initial cowering? Likely more than one will lose a job over this one.....The Pizza man and possibly more.

Whatever happened to good ole blanket parties? I'm just sayin......

He should have been fired immediately, it would have demonstrated that the Jests have no tolerance for these kinds of antics. Instead, as predicted, they were planning to just shrug it away with a fine (that would have been covered by a covert collection among the players & staff) and a wink, like it was all fun & games. Now it's backfired horribly for the Jests and they appear even more foolish than ever. It's what happens when you give a fat, slovenly, undisciplined slob the keys to the castle. Tubsy's roly-poly "roughhouse" attitude will end up running him out of town just like every other Jests coach.

Feel sorry for the Jets they have to play in New Jersey.

HA!!! Nail those bastards to the wall!!

And you KNOW this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the extent of the Jets' cheating. NOBODY cheats just once.

The sad part is that if this was 1990, back when people still had at least a semblance of accountability, instead of 2010 Alosi would've been fired Sunday night. These days people have to be forced into doing things a 5-year old would know was the obvious right thing.

ALSO I FORGOT TO ASK A QUESTION ARE THE JETS STILL WINNING THE SUPER BOWL THIS? YEAH RIGHT LOUD MOUTH FKERS

So, first the sc*mbag tries to hide from the incident altogther, changing his hat throughout the game so no one would notice. Then, when someione tells him the whole thing was caught on tape, he decides to confess -- but only as little as he had to. I was saying all along that the wall was not a coincidence, and now we find out it was planned. So now the team pins the whole thing on him, saying Rex knew nothing about it. Thing is, I heard several players from around the league saying they never saw anything like that before. You're telling me Rex Ryan, who was standing a mere few feet away (look at the tape) wasn't the least bit curious about the green wall along the sideline. What a crock. Like father, like son. His father put out bounties on opposing QBs. You're telling me his rotund spawn isn;t capable of this??

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

Posted by: LAPhinsPhan | December 15, 2010 at 03:43 PM


...So in other words "Jet of the Year". He can now join the ranks of Rex Ryan and Fireman Ed

Why the need to tack on the word "gate" to every incident?

Excellent Job Armando, the Truth Seeker

U something out of order
U read between the lines

U stated your highly observant & independent thoughts

U did your own investigation and ...
U WERE RIGHT!

Congrats on breaking the real story which has been the lead sports story on every local and national sports media

Nice to see
Some of us think outside of the box with cogent & pragmatic independent thoughts & observations

In my book
U have just catapulted yourself head & shoulders above your journalistic colleagues

Congrats again on a AWESOME JOB!

Sincerely
Home

Laughing at JTaylor over all this.
The guys a total prima donna, and an ass.
Met him many times. Acts like he's on the phone so he doesn't have to talk to anyone. Always late, like hours. No consideration for anyone. Good riddance.

I,d like to think there was a time when Bellicheat would have been banned from the NFL for cheating. CHEATING!!!!! I would like to think that this is the time when the son of Buddy, (Rex the Bozo) is at least suspended for a year and fired by the Jets. There is something rotten about the Jets organization.

Mando and others keep talking about Carrol being intentionally tripped. I think the bigger point is that people one the sideline intentionally injured him. Isn't that a crime. Shouldn't the NJ police be looking into the battery?

Why won't they fire him, you ask? Because he was doing what he was told, basically. Probably he went a little too far sticking out the knee. It was subtle. He had pausible deniability, except for the camera. I doubt the strength coach had the idea for the wall. Rather, it was a nominal part of his responsibility on game day. I mean, what does a strength coach do on game day? You give him a minor detail to be in charge of, like forming a wall to close off flyers on special teams. Of course, he wasn't told to trip anyone. But hey, if they run into you, they run into you. He went too far, got in trouble. It's hard to imagine Westhoff didnt know about the wall but that's just my opinion based on what I think is the most likely senerio.

This is nothing new for the Jets. They are cheaters and dirty players. This one was caught but how many years have they done things that haven't been caught. The statement that the Rex wasn't aware I'm not buying. Just like when Lyons, 30 yards away from the play, dove into Stephenson's knees while he was walking off the field which ended the career of arguably the greatest center to ever play the game. The Jets organization needs to be disciplined by the League. The Fins have to deal with the cheap-shot artists Jets and Belicheat in the same division. Too much for any team to have to handle!!!!!

Tony Sparano should adamantly speak out against the Jets organization about tripgate!!! He should be protecting his players livelihood which was at stake. Carrol or any other Dolphin player could have been severly injured. Taking a no response approach to avoid controversy SHOWS HE HAS NO GUTS!!!! ...AND NO CONSIDERATION!!!!
Combine that with his lack of coaching ability and I think his days are numbered!!!

This JETS organization simply has zero class! This is a perfect example.

John in Springs is right, the guy next to Alosi dips his shoulder and fatty is standing at the 40 yard line 10 yards away from the rest of his team watching the event unfold. Very suspicious.

WELL WHICH IS IT WESTHOFF? YOU IGNORED IT OR YOU DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS GOING ON?

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