Video of Jets’ strength coach tripping Dolphins player

I wrote about this incident in my six-pack of observations on the Dolphins-Jets game but as soon as I found the video I wanted to post it.

This has to be one of the most unprofessional and classless moves I’ve seen in the NFL. This moron is the head strength and conditioning coach for a professional football team and he decides to sideswipe an unsuspecting player, who gets hurt in the process. So in essence, he helps the players avoid injuries throughout the week and then injuries an opposing player come Sundays. Well done, jackass.

Since the incident, Sal Alosi has issued an apology (from

“I made a mistake that showed a total lapse in judgment,” Alosi said in a statement. “My conduct was inexcusable and unsportsmanlike and does not reflect what this organization stands for. I spoke to Coach [Tony] Sparano and Nolan Carroll to apologize before they took off. I have also apologized to Woody [Johnson], Mike [Tannenbaum] and Rex [Ryan]. I accept responsibility for my actions as well as any punishment that follows.”

Thanks to Mark Sanchez and the rest of the Jets’ offense being just as embarrassing as Alosi’s decision-making, the Dolphins got the last laugh in the end. With their 10-6 win, they handed the Jets their second-straight loss and are now back above .500. It’s a long-shot, but Miami could still make the playoffs if they win out. They host the Lions and Bills over the next two weeks before going on the road to play the Patriots in Week 17. If New England has the top spot in the NFC wrapped up by then, they may rest starters and Miami could get a cheap win (just as the Jets did last year when they beat the Bengals’ backups in Week 17).

It’s not unrealistic to think the Dolphins couldn’t finish 10-6 and make the playoffs.

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