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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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Not to mention the Dolphins players may go after him. If I were a player and got shoved out of bounds, I'd be looking to run into him at full speed with my helmet down and aimed at his knee. Then he'd see how it feels!

This whole episode is so sad! Poor New york! Boo Woo!

Mad dog the sports guy stated on Letterman last night regarding this incident that it's known to many that when the "gunner" is running down the field (Carroll) he is forced out by opposing players and a coach or coaches (as in the video) are there to try and take the gunner out of the play as happened in the Yets game. Now he did not elaborate on which teams might use this strategy but what I got out of the conversation was it was something used every game by the Yets - so this guy was doing his job in the eyes of the team but he got caught so big Rex had no choice but to punish him. My guess is the team paid his fine and big deal, he can't stand on the side lines for a few games. Don't look for him to be fired. As someone above mentioned do you think it was an accident there were several of the coaching staff lined up when Carroll was tripped - very astute observation. There are probably other teams using this practice but they are not so blatant as this guy. The NFL should look at this in a serious way because it is not only dangerous, cheating and unsportsman like at the very least.

Next year he better stay off the sidelines... cause I'm sure someone is gonna get revenge on the prick!!! Alosi...... he should be fired from the NFL for possibly injuring a player off the field........ but once again Roger "WHIMP" Goodell will look the other way....!!

Man, look at the youtube clip at 30 seconds in, Carroll is falling and who is standing right there as he's falling? It's Rex, what a surprise, he's watching the whole operation unfold, he's standing at the 40 yard line separated from the rest of his team by 10 yards. Good call Armando.

Look at the video again, the guy standing next to Alosi dips his shoulder into Carroll too! Why is he not being fined, investigated etc?

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question..."MR. DON SHULA KNOWS PEOPLE & HE KNOWS FOOTBALL & HE KNOWS FOOTBALL PLAYERS & HE KNOWS FOOTBALL PLAYERS TALENT & HE KNOWS FOOTBALL MATTERS, BUTT MOST IMPORTANTLY, MR. SHULA KNOWS EXACTLY HOW 2 GETT YOU 2 THE BIGG DANCE STEVE ROSS" --"WHY" IS'NT MR. SHULA THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS???...HE GETTS OUR VOTES 2 BE THE DOLPHINS GM & HE IS "THE VERY FACE OF THE MIAMI DOLPHINS & THE ORGANIZATION"!!!...(IF NOT NOW..."WHEN" DAMN-IT???)

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