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Sal Alosi resigns from the Jets

After Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi tripped Dolphins gunner Nolan Carroll during a December game at the New Meadowlands Stadium, Alosi initially denied that he was part of any formation of staffers aimed at impeding the gunner’s ability to get down the field and cover punts by erecting a wall along the thick white stripe that borders the field.

He was nevertheless suspended through the completion of the team’s season.

Several days later, Alosi and the Jets admitted that he arranged for the placement of Jets employees along the border of the field.  The suspension was transformed to indefinite.

Alosi has now resigned.  The team announced the development this evening.

The move comes only three days after the same tipster who tipped us off to the layoffs with the team informed us that Alosi had been in the building.  Though the Jets denied that he had been reinstated, it appears that he was likely attending meetings regarding his future with the team.

In the end, it appears that he had no future, and that the Jets offered him the chance to resign in lieu of firing him.

“After speaking with Sal, he decided that it is best for him to tender his resignation at this time,” G.M. Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement released by the team.  “We appreciate all of Sal’s contributions during his tenure with the team. He played an invaluable role in our success and established what we feel is one of the better strength and conditioning programs in the NFL.”

In other words, they fired him without firing him.

It now remains to be seen whether Alosi claims that he didn’t devise the strategy on his own, and that he was told to do it by special-teams coordinator Mike Westhoff or head coach Rex Ryan.  Depending on the precise terms of Alosi’s resignation (i.e., severance pay), there’s a good chance he’ll be prevented from ever talking about what Westhoff and/or Ryan knew.

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29 Responses to “Sal Alosi resigns from the Jets”
  1. deadeye says: Jan 31, 2011 8:25 PM

    Poor Sal, he was just doing what he was told to do.

  2. pittsburghsteelerz says: Jan 31, 2011 8:26 PM

    NFL films had a great “tripping” piece in there SB 43 highlight…

    Larry Fitz was tripped by a fellow Cardinal who was illegally positioned on the sideline during Harrison’s pick six. Fitz had the angle and the speed.

  3. Caldon says: Jan 31, 2011 8:28 PM

    We appreciate all of Sal’s contributions during his tenure with the team. He played an invaluable role in our success.

    Further, our tripping, I mean special teams would not have been the same without him. We will miss him greatly in coverage…I mean, off the field training.

  4. thenewenglandpatriots12 says: Jan 31, 2011 8:28 PM

    The Jets will have a top ten specials teams unit in the league as long as they have Sal Alosi on the sidelines.

  5. lbijake says: Jan 31, 2011 8:30 PM

    Good dude, falling on the sword. He should be picked up by another team, probably college, by one of Rex’s friends. Taking care of one’s own.

  6. profootballwalk says: Jan 31, 2011 8:30 PM

    A sad day for guido muscleheads everywhere. Everywhere in NY and NJ that is.

  7. elrickremy says: Jan 31, 2011 8:30 PM

    The problem is that Sal used his knee instead of his feet like Rex told him…

  8. deebo92 says: Jan 31, 2011 8:31 PM

    In the words of Steve Mariucci, “Bummer.”

  9. juanhughjazz says: Jan 31, 2011 8:32 PM

    I hope they paid him a lot to fall on their sword.

  10. richm2256 says: Jan 31, 2011 8:33 PM

    What took so long?

  11. commoncents says: Jan 31, 2011 8:33 PM

    That was a bullet you just took Mr. Alosi.

  12. texasphinsfan says: Jan 31, 2011 8:36 PM

    My guess is in the interest of being able to secure employment now (and into the future), Sal keeps his mouth quiet about that and leaves it alone.

  13. infectorman says: Jan 31, 2011 8:47 PM

    Ohhhh yeah, no one saw this coming eh? Gotta remove any connection that would reveal that this whole thing came from the very top of NOt Yet-ville. Sexy Rexy the Freaky Fat Foot Fetishist can’t have this kinda douche on his team anymore. Can’t wait for the Deadspin tell-all interview from Alosi about how they ALL were involved . Unless of course the price was right to buy his silence…..

  14. obxfannings says: Jan 31, 2011 8:51 PM

    Please God!!! I am on my knees praying to the little Baby Jesus that this creep spills the beans on the Fat Blowhard. There is literally no chance of Ryan being unaware of this stupid ploy, in the video I saw, he is five yards away. When you tiptoe on the high wire, you’d better keep your ducks in a row… unless, of course, your owner is a gutless dweeb who revels in your “colorful” personality.

  15. emmac13 says: Jan 31, 2011 8:53 PM

    He should try out for New Orleans. If I remember correctly they missed eight tackles on Lynch. Alosi would have brought him down.

  16. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 31, 2011 8:54 PM

    It’s always said to see someone’s career get tripped up.

    Ok…..not always.

  17. hobartbaker says: Jan 31, 2011 9:03 PM

    After seeing the payoff figure, Sal decided it was best for him to move on. At a dead run in the direction of the nearest bank.

  18. wheresmyjuice says: Jan 31, 2011 9:04 PM


  19. alewatcher says: Jan 31, 2011 9:09 PM

    Did he jump, or was he pushed?

  20. tombrookshire says: Jan 31, 2011 9:30 PM

    ….or when he knew it.

  21. hooterdawg says: Jan 31, 2011 9:41 PM

    Your tipster? What lowlife is a tipstir for a rumor site?

  22. gdonz14 says: Jan 31, 2011 9:53 PM

    Profootballwalk – hilarious comment. Hush money for the code red – no doubt. Sal will be coaching linebackers at Stonybrook come Fall.

  23. hoobsher says: Jan 31, 2011 10:19 PM

    silly jets, cheating is for WINNERS.

    (see; B. Belichick)

  24. lhaveprettyfeet says: Jan 31, 2011 11:16 PM

    He was just being a good little foot soldier . . .

  25. drgfri says: Jan 31, 2011 11:39 PM

    Time for him to step aside and do some sole searching. Let the heeling begin for the Jets.

  26. barmyinpalmy says: Feb 1, 2011 12:24 AM


  27. semperfi24 says: Feb 1, 2011 7:20 AM

    Is Mark “Dirty” Sanchez going to resign too, after that nasty display in the first quarter of the loss to the Steelers??? Maybe if he wasnt so busy wiping his snot on Mark Brunell, and focused on the game plan a little more, they might not have been down 24 points…..

  28. DavidintheDesert says: Feb 1, 2011 7:33 AM

    Have a nice “trip,” Sal…

  29. 8man says: Feb 1, 2011 7:55 AM

    Well at least he goes out a Super Bowl winner.

    They looked pretty good when they beat the Patriots. I was so bitter, I didn’t even watch the trophy presentation.

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