Tag:Nolan Carroll
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:09 pm

TripGate instigator, Alosi, gets new job


By Josh Katzowitz

You might recall the tiny uproar created last year when former Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi stuck out his leg and tripped Dolphins gunner Nolan Carroll on the sideline during a Miami punt.

He was suspended immediately, fined $25,000 by the Jets (who were fined $100,000 by the league), and Alosi resigned after the 2010 season was complete.

Now, he’s got another job, as UCLA announced that new coach Jim Mora Jr., has hired Alosi as the school’s strength and conditioning coach.

"These coaches are all important elements to us moving our program forward," Mora, who also hired a new receivers coach, said in a statement. "We welcome them, as coaches and teachers on and off the field, to the UCLA football family."

First rule that Alosi the teacher should impart to his new charges. No tripping!!!  We hear that gets people in trouble.

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Posted on: December 15, 2010 2:19 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2010 2:34 pm

Sal Alosi gave the order to form a wall

Posted by Andy BenoitS. Alosi

Turns out Zach Thomas was right: the Jets assistant coaches were indeed instructed to form a wall along the sideline to impede Nolan Carroll’s progress down the sideline covering a punt. And we’ve found out who gave that order: Sal Alosi.

That’s the same Sal Alosi who tripped Carroll. The Jets announced that they have suspended the strength and conditioning indefinitely. Considering he was already suspended for the season, an indefinite suspension seems like the first step towards an official firing.

The fact that Alosi was the guilty tripper is what makes this bad. Technically, forming a wall is not against the rules (though the NFL Competition Committee will probably take a close look at sideline alignment of coaches and players after the season.) But forming a wall suggests that Alosi’s trip was premeditated.

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Posted on: December 14, 2010 3:31 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2010 3:43 pm

Why Sal Alosi was even in position to trip

Posted by Andy Benoit

UPDATE 3:42 p.m. ET: Turns out Zach Thomas was right: the Jets assistant coaches were indeed instructed to form a wall along the sideline. And we’ve found out who gave that order: Sal Alosi. As in, the Sal Alosi who tripped Nolan Carroll. The Jets have now made Alosi’s season-long suspension an indefinite suspension. His future with the franchise is bleak at this point.

There are some whS. Alosi o believe that the Jets assistant coaches, including Sal Alosi, were under orders to crowd the sideline on the play in which Dolphins gunner Nolan Carroll was tripped. Count former Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas among the believers.

"They had to be ordered to stand there because they're foot to foot," Thomas told Tim Graham of ESPN.com. "There's four of them, side to side -- five of them, I mean -- on the edge of the coach's zone. They're only out there to restrict the space of the gunner, who is Nolan Carroll.

"But there's more to it because I'm telling you, the only thing [Alosi] did wrong was intentionally put that knee out there. If he just stood there, there would never have been a problem, even if the guy got tripped. But there's more to this. He was ordered to stand there. No one is foot to foot on the sideline in the coach's box."

Thomas makes a very valid point. And if the coaches were indeed ordered to stand there, that could explain what prompted Alosi to do what he did. (Not saying Alosi was instructed to trip Carroll, but the very idea of crowding Carroll’s space could have subtly encouraged him to take things a step too far.)

If the assistants were instructed to stand shoe-to-shoe, then who gave them the order? Rex Ryan has already said it wasn’t him. Tuesday, special teams coach Mike Westhoff issued a statement saying, “Number one, I did not instruct anyone. Number two, I was not aware. With all of the people on the sidelines, it would be inconsequential and I would not be involved in any way, shape or form.”

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Posted on: December 13, 2010 7:20 pm
Edited on: December 13, 2010 7:25 pm

NYJ tripper suspended for rest of '10, fined $25K

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi – who made just a little bit of news Sunday by tripping Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll – did not offer his resignation today, but at a news conference in New York, he apologized profusely and said he would accept any punishment coming his way.

The Jets have spoken.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets have suspended Alosi for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, and have fined him $25,000. The team hasn’t made a decision if Alosi will be on the sideline in 2011.

It’s a fair punishment, as far as I’m concerned. Alosi didn’t deserve to be fired for his idiotic display, but he also deserved a hefty suspension and fine. Which is what he got.

"We felt it was appropriate for us to hold him accountable,” GM Mike Tannenbaum said, via Newsday’s Bob Glauber. “At the end of the day, this was our punishment."

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Posted on: December 12, 2010 6:59 pm
Edited on: December 12, 2010 7:34 pm

Some funny business in MIA-NYJ game (maybe)

This is what occured when N. Carroll was running down the sidelines and appeared to trip over a New York official.

Photo credit to @bubbaprog

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It appears an unidentified person on the Jets sideline might have intentionally tried to trip Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll.

In the video below and the photo above, the Jets member (no word on who the person is: an assistant coach, a staffer, an inactive or practice squad player) appeared to stick his leg out and trip Carroll – who was hustling down the sidelines on a punt return in the second half.

Carroll went sprawling and stayed down on the sideline, though there has been no immediate announcement about his health.

Right now, the identity of the alleged tripper is unknown.

UPDATED (7:32 p.m.):
According to Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post, the consensus among writers in the New Meadowlands press box is that the tripper might be Sal Alosi, the Jets head strength and conditioning coach.

Here's the video:

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Posted on: November 5, 2010 1:03 pm

Hot Routes 11.05.10 NFL election week news

Hot Routes

Posted by Andy Benoit

Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll is the son of Florida's new Lieutenant Governor-elect, Jennifer Carroll.

A column mentioning that a player’s cellphone went off when Wade Phillips was giving a speech about discipline. (And apparently Phillips let it slide.)

Ross Tucker, a rising NFL analyst who offers fantastic insight, uses a firsthand experience he had as a Cowboy to argue for why Wade Phillips needs to be fired right now.

The Chargers added a desperately-needed wide receiver Thursday: veteran Kelley Washington. And, so far, all reports indicate that Washington has not yet suffered a hamstring injury. So he should be good to go Sunday. He can also help out those downtrodden special teams.

Donte’ Stallworth is turning into Socrates.

Neither Detmer brother, Ty nor Koy, made the NFL’s Top 100 Players of All-Time list.

Neither did Phil Dawson, though some believe he’s at least the greatest kicker in Browns history.

Packers LG Daryn Colledge could see his streak of 72 consecutive starts end this Sunday (he’s dealing with a back issue -- at least he was able to practice Friday). Packer fans might be saying, “72 straight starts? Ha! Big deal! We once had a quarterback here who started…you know what, never mind.”

The South Florida media enjoys the weekly Thursday visits with Brandon Marshall.

Believe it or not, but the Saints have not defeated the Panthers two times in a row in five years.

A great matchup this Sunday will be Jets underrated right guard Brandon Moore against Lions sensational rookie defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Bruce Gradkowski is making progress with his shoulder, but Tom Cable is still going with Jason Campbell against the Chiefs this week.

Will this be the week Andy Reid suffers his first head coaching loss after a bye?

NFL Players recently voted James Harrison as the hardest hitter in the league. (It’s not known whether illegal hits were included or not included in the players’ decision.)

Niners LB Takeo Spikes and CB Shawntae Spencer had a heartfelt Q and A in front of the media recently.

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Posted on: September 5, 2010 7:20 pm

Will Allen to IR hurts Dolphins DBs

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

So much for keeping DL Charles Grant, CB Will Allen, DL Marques Douglas and OL Cory Procter around on the 53-man roster.

As Miami selected four players off the waiver wire (Clifton Geathers from Cleveland, Robert Rose from Seattle, Joe Reitz from Baltimore and Jermey Parnell from New Orleans), four of the Dolphins who thought they made the team Saturday were gone today.

Allen – who tore his ACL last October but still hasn’t recovered – might be the most important deletion. He was placed on IR, meaning he’s lost for the year and leaving the Dolphins secondary in a bit of turmoil. CB Sean Smith has not been impressive in training camp, Jason Allen – who’s bounced between safety and corner – reportedly has replaced him in the starting lineup and Miami has released Nate Ness (he was immediately snapped up by Seattle).

“I feel comfortable with the group. I think Vontae (Davis) has really had a really good camp, so I feel really comfortable there,” coach Tony Sparano told the media today. “I thought Jason Allen had a really productive camp. I think Sean’s (Smith) gotten better. I know that Sean had a couple rough go’s at times in a few ball games, but I feel the guy’s gotten better. He’s another one of these two-year players.

“The addition of Nolan Carroll I think is going to be good for us there, and Benny (Sapp is a good addition). I think those people will help us a little bit; they give us jobs at the game and at the same time are competitive corners. We’ve got five corners that I feel like can go in the game and compete. We’ll see. I know they’re young; I got it, but they were young last year too.”

With that comfort level – even though many of us think he shouldn’t feel comfortable at all – that made it easier to place Allen on IR.

“Obviously knowing more about Sean and Vontae and seeing the progress of Jason Allen makes those decisions easier I think,” Sparano said. “Getting the surprise, I wouldn’t call it a surprise, I shouldn’t call it that, but seeing the progress of Nolan Carroll throughout this whole camp. I think those type of guys make that decision a little bit easier. It certainly isn’t an easy decision to be able to do that with a ten year guy.”

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