Players and coaches within the Jets organization are coming out and saying that Sal Alosi told players to form a wall on the sideline. So what? It's the sideline. And it's the side of it that is out of bounds.
I think the "wall" is a good idea. Make the players get it done on the playing field. Coaches are not allowed on the field, players should not go on the sideline.
I hate watching special teams players go out of bounds to avoid getting hit or to get around defenders. If you can double team a guy and stop him from getting down field then that is all good.
I think the coaches and players forming a wall is a great idea. As long as they are willing to take the risk, I will not be sitting in on any sideline walls anytime soon.
That being said, I certainly do not agree with the trip. That was dirty. But the "wall", I am cool with. I think the players coming out and saying "he told us to" should be ashamed of themselves. Don't throw him under the bus. You are grown men. You did not have to do it.
If a defender is coming at you in hockey, there are no "sidelines" or groups of coaches to run and hide behind. You get hit. When you step on the field, you are in an all out "war zone" between the white lines. Stay in it or prepare for "the wall."
Next thing you know President Reagan is on TV saying "Mr. Goodell, tear down this wall." Just let them play football already.