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Sal Alosi should be suspended from Sun Life Stadium, too

The New York Jets have handed down their discipline to Sal Alosi after the team's strength and conditioning coach intentionally tripped Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll while he was covering a punt during Sunday's game between the teams.

The Jets acted swiftly, with the proper amount of indignation, and Alosi has apologized both in a statement and in front of cameras. More importantly, he called coach Tony Sparano to apologize and allegedly called Carroll as well.

And all that is well and good.

But is the matter closed?

The Dolphins seem to want it that way, judging by Sparano's statement on Monday. In fact, the Dolphins seem more eager to have this go away than the Jets.

"I’m not going to get into it a whole lot here fellas, but to be honest with you it’s out of my hands," Sparano said. "It’s in a million other people’s hands right now but not in mine. So, at the end of the day the outcome…I don’t like what happened because a player could’ve gotten hurt, seriously hurt. But, that’s where it is."

That is the stable, measured response.

I am not a stable, measured guy. Mostly, I'm not stable. I was seriously peeved about the Jets move, not just because Alosi did an unsportsmanlike and dirty thing but because in a year when the NFL theme is player safety, this person decides he can deliver a cheap shot on an opposing player because, well, the idea came to him.

That cheap shot could have easily caused serious injury to Carroll, who has suffered broken legs twice in his career.

It also makes me angry that no one is seriously looking at this video and finding out exactly why the Jets had six people lined up in formation along the sideline that Carroll was going to run past? You think that was a coincidence? You think that just happened because those guys wanted a better view of the action?

I have zero proof, but I believe that "formation" was premeditated by someone to gain a competitive advantage. Check the video for yourself and decide.

So where do we go from here?

Well, Alosi is suspended for the remainder of this season and his fine is indeed steep at $25,000. But I say the Dolphins should be more active in penalizing Alosi.

Look, this is going to sound strange at first but hear me out: I believe the Dolphins should inform the Jets that Alosi is suspended from being on the sideline at Sun Life Stadium for one game, the next one he is scheduled to travel with his team to Miami.

You might argue that is handing down punishment on another team's personnel. I argue it is protecting the integrity of your own sidelines, your house, not to mention sending a strong signal that Dolphins players wear numbers, not targets, and if you mess with them intentionally, you will get a response from the organization.

Even if the league balks at such a move -- and, yes, the league is contacted by all teams on all such matter before they are taken -- the Dolphins should ask the league for permission to do this. And if the league balks, then the Dolphins should announce their desire to have banned Alosi the next time the Jets come to Miami.

The league should think of it as protecting Alosi as much as anything because, I assure you, the next time he roams the sideline in Miami, he will hear the crowd's displeasure. Well, he'd hear the crowd's displeasure if Dolphins fans were a bit more emotional and indignant about what happened Sunday.

 

 

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I'm guessing this guy will just step down after the seasons done and try to blend in with the rest of us.This story was the lead on CNN's website so he's gonna get his 15 minutes of fame.

I'd like to seeDansby or Long to target him by running out of bounds and implanting his helmet right to the jawbone of this jerk. But unfortunately I'm sure they'd be fined more that $25k and suspended more than 4 games.

The guy is a clown. I hope the Jets do the right thing and don't bring him back. This was a total Bush League move.

so i can be standing on the side line like this pizza guy and cause an ending career injury for a player and get 25,000 fine ? the nfl must fine the team around 100,000 and the pizza guy around 30,000 ban him for a year from the game .

nice article armando w/very good ideas .

no way this guy will be done by that 25,000 fine .the jets dirty trick by trying to avoiding the nfl penalty by coming out for quick penalty .

TELLIN IT LIKE IT TIS!

the pizza guy tripping incident tripping was NO 8 ON YOUTUBE OF NUMBER OF VIEWING .

THAT TELLS ME THE NFL PUNISHEMENT WILL BE SEVER .WILL SEE .

Armando:

Thank you very much for this editorial. I agree with you 100% on this. But I also believe that the head coach is responsible for this behavior.

Many of you remember Rex Ryan's father, Buddy Ryan, who was the Defensive Coordinator for the NY Jets at Super Bowl III. But he was also the same Buddy Ryan who once through a punch at his own Offensive Coordinator during a nationally televised game (as many of you also remember).

This act by Alosi is that exact same behavior and attitude. Why Alosi wasn't banned from the league by the NFL Commissioner is beyond me.

Only some dumazz would use "the pizza guy" and misspell severe in one sentence.

One comment - sorry. Ha!

Can the Pizza guy bring some Pan Pizza?????? Extra Cheese/Meat lovers...

SORREY GUYZ IAM ON MY THRID TUBE OF GULE,IAM TRIPING BALLS.

the cuban at work .

You are absolutely right Armando! That coach is a total POS and he should be banned. You have to love the hypocrisy of the NFL.

As much as some of you don’t like Sparano give him some credit…he is not a scumbag New York Jet coach. At least coach TS has integrity.

All joking aside the NFL has it out for the Dolphins. Other teams always get away with disrespecting and cheating us. It’s disgusting!

DOlphin discile.......... i agree w/you ,since spararno was hired you never see any player or coaches do any thing to bring shame to the team .


the pizza guy will be banned for a year ,i hope .

The good news is, this guy walks around NY alone without bodyguards... just sayin...

KEVIN CURTIS THE EX EAGLES HAS SIGNED ONE YEAR DEAL W/DOLPHINS .HE WILL BE PLAYING VS BILLS ON SUNDAY .

KEVIN CURTIS IS A GOOD RECEIVER AND HE'S COMIN BACK FROM CANCER ,NOW HE'S HEALTY AGAIN .

Most important
is Armando thinks outside the box and is working diligently to uncover another conspiracy theory
esp w 6 thugs standing precariously close to Dolphin gunners looking like their up to no good

Love this type of obsevant independent thinking

... and this is why Home is a fan of said writer/blogger

Go Armando!

Go Phins!

I'm sure there are few Jets that (maybe JT) are disgusted w/ that act. I'd be embarrassed to be a Jet fan

HOME ,

I READ THE SAME THING .THERE'S THINKING THAT THAT THE FAT COACH TOLD THEM TO STAND BY THE SIDE LINE AS HUMAN WALL FOR WHAT REASON ? WE WILL KNOW FOR SURE .

IF YOU LOOK AT THE VIDEO YOU SEE 6 PEOPLE INCL THE PIZZA GUY FORMING A HUMAN WALL ,I NEVER SEEN SO NEAT GROUP OF PEOPLE STANDING ON THE SIDE LINE WATCHING A GAME .

25k! that's probably half of his salary. He is not a player making millions.

They should be punish as an organization. They had four people lined up toe-to-toe, as close to the sideline as they can be.

I think this was being coached. It seemed like they have been doing that or planning that for a while.

Gotcha ALoco

Also have always been a big fan of WR Kevin Curtis
Super good pick up by the Dolphins

Believe this WR play maker had over 1100 YDs receiving and 6 TDs last full season with the Eagles

This cat makes Big Plays

Lance Armstrong also beat same cancer

Go Phins!

Thank God, Jabba the Rex wasn't lineup with them. He would have gotten lost somewhere in his belly.

this was a "Code Red" call by Ryan... its plain as day!

2 punts before this clown tripped Carroll there was a flag against Mia's gunner...

I agree that Rex ordered the Code Red formation to give his special teams a competitive advantage by squeezing the sidelines and forcing Carroll into a small running lane.
I don't believe he ordered the trip, that was all on the Pizza Guy, but Rex did order the sideline formation.

ya know what's just as bad as the tripping thing.?. 1 completion by henne dummy in the 2nd 1/2... *1*..lol

Most of you guys are missing the point. Yea, we all know and agree that this scum should get harsher (is that a word) punishment, but look at the video. Armando is right! Those 6 guys are lined up, toes just behind the line forming a wall. Every punt you see the flyer forced out of bounds, only to return to the field and get into the play. With a little film study, it would be easy to determine how many yards from the line of scrimmage that happens and form your wall there. CHEATERS!! Rex Ryan and the organization needs to be fined. Hell, this is as bad, if not worse that the spying, cheating, Patriots. Take a draft pick, I say.

KEN, THAT WAS A CLEVER IDEA...TAKE A DRAFT PICK

Oh, and that $25000 fine from the team, don't believe it. At some point, after this blows over, the Jets will give this guy a bonas and offset the fine.

It figure a creepy organization like the jets would soft ball it. I bet the players all took up a kitty to pay his salary and fines too.

It also does not surprise me that the worst commissioner ever failed to act as well. This act had implications for injury,the game, the playoffs, and possibly vegas gambling. once again goodell shows what an utter clown he is.

This was typical Jets crap.

It's over lets move on.

I hope Kevin Curtis kicks ass.

I'm sure he's motivated!

How about bringing legal action against him by pressing assualt charges?

THE NFL WILL COME VERY HARD ON THE PIZZA GUY,WATCH .IT'S A PLAYERS SAFTY ISSUE .IF THEY LET SLIDE MAY BE WE WILL SEE ANOTHER PIZZA GUY COMING INTO THE GAME AND TRIPP THE PLAYER .

Aloco, the NFL said they are done with the issue and that the jets handled it.

SHAGGY, WHERE IT SAYS THAT ?

I agree NHFINSFAN.. it was thought out before and executed...

It was reported in another paper. A

Armando, for his own personal safety it wouldnt be a great idea for this guy to make a trip to Miami anyway. Even if its to come down and visit his moother.

SHAGGY ,

IF IT'S NOT ON THE NFL WEB SITE IT'S NOT SO .

"General manager Mike Tannenbaum said Alosi will also not be allowed to interact with any players or coaches "as it pertains to his job function." He added that the team spoke with the NFL about the incident throughout the day, and the league will issue no further discipline."

From NFL.com Goodell is a failure.

Kaffee: I want the truth!
Col. Jessep: [shouts] You can't handle the truth!

SHAGGY, WHERE DID YOU SEE THAT ?

NFL.com aloco..............

I wonder what the penalty would have been had this happened in the Pats game? Im sure we would have witnessed double-standard by the NFL.

Punishment"s always doled out with "forked-tongue" in this league.

GO TO PFT AND REAF VERY INTERSTING NEWS RE THE TRIPPING.

YOU R RIGHT SHAGGY

I say send a punt in the end zone and send a gunner and nail him straight up

Meant Pats-Jets game. What would the punishment to Alosi been then?

I have a better question. What if peyton manning or tom brady were running out of bounds and this mook kneed them?

Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Sparano? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Clemmons, and you curse the Dolphins. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Clemmon's death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to.
Kaffee: Did you order the Code Red?
I did the job I had to do

SHAGGY,

THEY SAY THAT MOST TEAMS DO THE SAME THING BY LINING PEOPLE ALONG THE LINE BUT TO HARM A PLAYER ,I DON'T THINK SO ?

Isnt the snow-plow incident guy governor of Massachussetts by now? Quite a long way to go from prison work release program.

Typical jersey scum. How does he still have a job? Should be canned - that is not proper behaviour for a coach in a pro league.

League should do a full background investigation on this guy to make sure this guy isnt a compulsive gambler and this incident wasnt an illegal gambling or points shaving attempt.

Tony(Fist pumper)Sparano *Did you order the Code Red?*
Col.Ryan: *You're Goddamn right I did!*

Mark in Toronto,

To not can this guy and still be willingly be associated with him speaks volumes about the classlessness of the Jets franchise.

rex ryan said "he" didnt coach this(lineup etc) leading me to believe it is some other coach who did. gotta be westhoff. the nfl let them off easy with no real investigation.

This guy is a strength and conditioning coach. They come a dime a dozen. Why wouldnt the Jets fire him unless they themselves have something to hide.

My guess is they're afraid he talks. This may have been a preplanned premeditated and fully authorized event. Guess they feel if they fired him they would also have to kill him to keep his mouth shut.

How is Mike Wethoff being exhonerated from this whole mess? Is he not the special teams coach?

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