When one NFL team is accused of wrongdoing, a common response is to turn the tables and point the finger at other teams who have done the same or similar things. So it’s fitting that, in the wake of the suspension of Jets strength coach Sal Alosi for tripping Dolphins gunner Nolan Carroll, video has resurfaced from 2004 of Pats coach Bill Belichick apparently trying to trip former Colts receiver Marvin Harrison.
The video is largely comical, more embarrassing than sinister for Belichick, who stumbles into Harrison’s path and tries either to knock Harrison down or (in our view) to induce the kind of contact from Harrison that may have prompted the officials to penalize or eject Harrison.
Harrison’s reaction is just as funny; his body language suggests something along the lines of, “What the hell is wrong with that dude?”
The video was posted to YouTube on Wednesday. A member of the media forwarded the link to us earlier today, and it has since appeared on sites like The Big Lead.
Unlike Alosi, Belichick wasn’t trying to impede Harrison during a play. Still, we don’t recall this ever being an issue and we’re surprised it wasn’t a bigger deal at the time. Though Belichick didn’t succeed in whatever he was trying to accomplish, whatever he was trying to accomplish looks inappropriate to us.