Sal Alosi: Jets Strength Coach Should Be Fired and Fined

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IDecember 13, 2010

Nolan Carroll was tripped by Jets staffer Sal Alosi.
Nolan Carroll was tripped by Jets staffer Sal Alosi.Nick Laham/Getty Images

Sal Alosi acted like the ultimate buffoon on the New York Jets sideline Sunday.

The Jets strength and conditioning coach was caught on camera and by now he's been replayed hundreds of times around the country. Caught for the record, it shows he is guilty of a dastardly deed that has drawn reactions of disbelief and outrage.

Late in the third quarter of the Jets' 10-6 loss to Miami, Dolphin special teamer Nolan Carroll headed up the sideline on punt coverage. While running past the Jets players and staff, he suddenly tumbled.

He caught the knee that Alosi just happened to plant in the direction of Carroll's thigh.

"Next thing you know, I'm on the ground like 'what happened?'" is how Carroll described Alosi's incredibly stupid action.

Stupid is tame. This man is a moron, a goob, a jackass, someone who does not belong on an NFL sideline ever again.

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Oh sure, the Jets have released their prepared statement that was neatly conceived and distributed by the PR gremlins. It read like this:

"I made a mistake that showed total lapse in judgement. My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for. I spoke to (Miami) coach Sparano and Nolan Carroll to apologize before they took off. I have also apologized to Woody (Johnson), Mike (Tannenbaum) and Rex (Ryan). I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows."

Mistake? Lapse in judgement?

This idiot is clueless...anyone believe in karma?

How about a 10-6 loss to the offensively punchless Miami Dolphins?

Yes, this one has the Jets sliding into the cesspool of a December swoon and Alosi's actions are the latest chapter from the obnoxious demeanor that Rex Ryan oozes.


That's a no-brainer. This guy has got to go. There's no room in the NFL for such reckless behavior, behavior that could have seriously injured another team's player.

Alosi has got to go. Flush him, and quickly.

Strength and conditioning guys are a dime a dozen. You'd have 100 applicants by this afternoon.

If not, then Alosi should be demoted as far as possible.

His new job description should be to give the Jets locker room a thorough scrubbing with a toothbrush.

Seems with this latest loss, there's a powerful odor seeping through the doors.