Sal Alosi should be fired by the New York Jets. In fact, the team's strength and conditioning coach should already have been fired after Sunday's incident in which he intentionally tripped Miami's Nolan Carroll.
The NFL and the Jets are investigating the incident, in which Alosi stuck out his left knee to knock down Carroll, who had been shoved out of bounds while running down field to cover a punt during the Dolphins' 10-6 victory over New York. Television replays clearly showed what Alosi did.
Karlos Dansby of the Dolphins placed blame squarely on the shoulders of Jets' coach Rex Ryan.
"He's just taking after the head coach, man. It all trickles downhill," Dansby said after the Dolphins' 10-6 win in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday. "That's how I look at it, it trickles downhill. The head coach, he opened a can of worms over there and now he's got to fix it.
"It's a sad situation. There's no place for that in football and I think they'll get fined for it hopefully," Dansby said. "I'll leave it up to the league and hopefully they can fix that. That is so dirty. ... Suspend him. He's gotta go. He's bringing the whole organization down."
Alosi issued a statement after the game.
"I made a mistake that showed a total lapse in judgment. My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for. I spoke to Coach Sparano and Nolan Carroll to apologize before they took off. I have also apologized to Woody, Mike and Rex. I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows."
Nice try, Sal. At the very least Alosi needs to be suspended for the remainder of the season and banned from being on the sidelines -- ever. There is no place for dirty, cheap stuff like that from a non-player that could wreck a guy's career.
-- Jets writer Joe Caporoso shares the 'Sal must go' sentiment.