Skip to comments.Goon Over Miami: Jets Assistant Coach Apologizes for Tripping Dolphins Player
Posted on 12/13/2010 7:42:15 AM PST by martin_fierro
Dec. 12: New York Jets assistant Sal Alosi apologized after blatantly tripping Miami's Nolan Carroll on the sideline during Gang Green's 10-6 loss to the Dolphins Sunday.
New York Jets assistant coach Sal Alosi apologized after blatantly tripping Miami's Nolan Carroll on the sideline during Gang Green's 10-6 loss to the Dolphins Sunday.
The strength and conditioning coach was ushered out of New Meadowlands Stadium by a staff member, ignoring interview requests by the New York Post and protected by two security members at an exit.
After the Jets confirmed he was the guilty tripper and the NFL announced it was reviewing the play, Alosi apologized.
"I made a mistake that showed a total lapse in judgment," Alosi said in a statement, adding that he apologized to Carroll and Dolphins coach Tony Sparano. < -- snip -- >
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Who’s holding anybody up as examples to our children? They’re athletes, not heroes. And the game isn’t filled with cheap shots either. Your argument is just plain not reality based. The coach went after somebody’s knee, a potentially career ending move for the guy he hit, that was wrong, he’s ADMITTED he did wrong. Nobody is really bent out of shape, but in an otherwise moribund game (really that Phins-Jets game really blew) it was the closest thing to something interesting that happened. So now it’s on the various websites that discuss sports because that’s what they do, they take the most interesting thing that happened in a game and talk about it. And as it goes this is pretty rare, coaches don’t generally trip opposing players, so it is out of the ordinary. But the story is almost done, tomorrow he’ll get a letter from the league, his fine amount will be reported, and then we’ll move on to week 15. That’s sports.
You wrote: “put the past where it belongs, dont turn it into an albatross people have to carry around forever”
I can’t argue with that. In fact, it’s the humane thing to do.
But, unfortunately, it sometimes goes against common sense. Something like one violent felon in three will re-offend.
And let’s be honest. Someone with the mindset to torture a dog or pull a gun on a bank clerk, well, their mind just works differently than the average person.
So I’d very, very leary of hiring any ex-felon, especially one with violence on his/her record.
It’s just common sense. Is that fair to the ex-felon, or is it fair to society? No.
No easy ansers here.
The Jets are now showing what they really are. They’re a bunch of frauds, just like their loudmouthed, morbidly obese buffoonish joke of a head coach.
I am a Pats Fan, but I admit, I find Ryan kind of amusing, and I think he has the capability to be a very good coach. The bluster thing just shoots his men in the feet, IMO.
He writes checks that his team has to back up with cash, and I can’t imagine that makes things any easier for them.
Personally, I think they would be much more successful if they did less talking off the field...just my 2 cents...
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Well with the game being in 1954, involving Alabama at the Cotton Bowl, we will NOT have to search for sex or anything else about ID’ing ANY of the people involved and for some, probably in the whole stadium.... <: <:
1.) The Jets assistant coach clearly intended what he did. Clearly. His language in the apology doesn’t leave any wiggle room for misinterpretation.
2.) I don’t think he should be fired, but he and the team should definitely be fined. I am pretty certain the guy wishes he had never done it, and probably felt that way at the instant he did it. And not because he got filmed and caught, I know he must regret it because he knows darn well he crossed a line. He crossed a line that coaching teams simply don’t cross, as another poster said. But I do agree people are making somewhat of a mountain out of a molehill. The player didn’t get hurt, didn’t even want to comment further on it, and the assistant coach issued what appeared to be a heartfelt apology for something he apparently knows was a bad thing (which, I admit, is an easier thing to do when you realize you may have just trashed your entire professional life in the space of a half a second, and will spend the rest of it in a Gold’s Gym cleaning equipment and washing towels instead of standing on the sidelines at an NFL game...)
3.) I usually like reading your posts, driftdiver, and find them interesting and thoughtful, but to come into a subject like this and openly admit you have never watched a football game in your life while opining on the sport as you have in this thread does you no service, in my opinion. Heck, we all can comment on stuff we don’t know about here (and all of us do at one point or another) but I would hope you have at least watched a game before making some blanket statements as you have. If you don’t like the NFL as some other posters clearly don’t for a variety of reasons (political-correctness, nannying their players, feminizing the sport, the extensive commercialization and so on) I think people might disagree and argue with you, but you are entitled to your opinion, as you are in this case.
There are plenty of quality people who inhabit the NFL as there are in most sports. There are also punks, idiots, thugs and so on in every sport. I just think you should be less strident, as someone who admits they have never watched a single football game in their entire life.
Granted, this is my opinion and you don’t know me from Adam, and as always you are entitled to your opinion. I just think you are off base.
“I usually like reading your posts, driftdiver, and find them interesting and thoughtful, but to come into a subject like this and openly admit you have never watched a football game in your life while opining on the sport as you have in this thread does you no service, in my opinion. “
Thanks, I have actually watched NFL games. I just forget to put the /s tag out there sometimes. In fact I watched 3 NFL games this weekend and a hockey game.
There are quality people in the NFL, but they are outnumbered by the thugs. My whole point was that making a massive issue of this incident and overlooking all the other garbage is not right.
Fine the guy and move on.
That still leaves 2/3 of the violent felons and all the non-violent felons which these days make up the vast majority. That’s a whole lot of probably not bad apples getting thrown out.
Okay...I completely missed the sarcasm...:)
Your opinion is now valid for consideration in my mind, and we do agree on a major point-don’t crucify the guy!
I’ve got no dog in that hunt. I’m a Chargers fan, and live in Houston.
You can say bovine excrement all you want, but I saw nothing the coach did other than stand there - maybe flinch a little - but nothing where he ‘intentionally kicked/tripped a player’.
Who was it that years (decades ago, now) that was coaching and decided to tackle the free runner on a return? Oh yeah, here it is.
In the second quarter, with the Owls already up 7-0, they set up shop on their own five yard line. Maegle took a quick pitch, broke off-tackle, and headed for the sidelines. With nothing but daylight ahead, he was headed for a 95-yard touchdown run.
On the ‘Bama bench, Tommy Lewis, a reserve back, had had all he could take. Maegle was in the clear, at the Alabama 40, when Lewis burst off the bench to bring him down.
Now THAT is intentional. What the S&C coach did was not ‘intentional’, just oblivious at best, and perhaps ‘intentional’ in not moving out of the way - but he’s 5 yards out of bounds to begin with.
Ohio State Football coach Woody Hayes did something similar to a pleyer on the sidelines.....didn’t he?
Yes, I meant to also say thanks for the thoughtful post.
IMO the player was pushed out of bounds and knew it would be faster to make a straight line for the play.
This straight line was within a few inches of where the coaches were standing. The coach reacted without thinking and got busted.
Its not like he created a detailed plan for video taping practices or something.
What I want to know is why the strength coaching staff has to be standing right on the sideline in the first place. Some of their toes seem to be on the sideline itself, which is actually supposed to be a 15 yard penalty.
The only people who should be allowed that close to the field are the actual coaches, the players, the officiating crew, and SOME media crew. The strength staff, who during the game are really just paid spectators, and other auxiliary staff have no business standing that close to the field and are really just in the way, as we saw yesterday.
The NFL really ought to take a look at cutting down on the number of people who are allowed to mill around on the sidelines. Some teams (like the Giants) are better about it than others, but NFL sidelines in general have gotten way too crowded. Leaving aside the absurd amount of equipment (which is the subject of another rant), the sheer numbers of superfluous “attendants” (to quote the NFL rules) and other hangers-on is starting to detract from the game. They could probably stand to learn a thing or two from MLB and the NHL, which are generally much better about keeping the field clear.
You should let the Jet coach know then...so he can retract his apology. /s
In general.. Dolphins are pussies....
Don’t want to get tripped?? Stay away from the coaches! :-)
Oh.. yes.. it’s HORRIBLE.. I’m sure the guy will be fired, be publicly caned, and will cry at his presser..
But, for my money... that coach had a RIGHT To be where he was....All he did was brace himself to stand his ground.
Now, had he KICKED the player while on the ground... I’d have a problem.
Paging Woody Hayes....
Well... actually... THAT is not a firable offense.... unless of course, your team just got the SNOT kicked out of them by Da Raiders!
Paging Tommy Lewis