Saturday says he didn’t say the Colts were outcoached, even though he did

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On Monday, the folks at StampedeBlue.com passed along the out-of-character comments from Colts center Jeff Saturday, after Sunday night’s 62-7 slaughter by the Saints.  The folks at StampedeBlue.com have now passed along Saturday’s clarification.

To summarize, Saturday says he didn’t say the Colts were outcoached.  Here’s what he says he said:  “I said that as a team we were outplayed, we were outcoached and there was nothing that we did better than they did yesterday.”

Brad Wells a/k/a BigBlueShoe of StampedeBlue.com goes into much more detail, in part because Saturday called Wells out by name (or, at a minimum, by Twitter handle) for the alleged misquote.   The only problem is that it clearly wasn’t a misquote.

At most, the “outcoached” comment was taken out of context.  But taking something out of context means lifting specific words from a broader sentence/paragraph in a way that unfairly changes their meaning.  For example, if I were to say “I like marijuana to not be growing in my backyward” and someone were to seize on the words “I like marijuana” and then to claim that this means I like marijuana, my words would have been taken out of context.  In Saturday’s case, “we were outcoached” can be isolated from the sentence in question without changing the meaning of the words.

So he said what he said, and he’s only drawing more attention to it by trying to suggest he didn’t say what he said.

23 responses to “Saturday says he didn’t say the Colts were outcoached, even though he did

  1. He should stick by his comments that an assistant coach thoroughly whipped his head coach.

  2. I think this is pretty clearly taken out of context. “I said that as a team we were outplayed, we were outcoached and there was nothing that we did better than they did yesterday” means the Colts go thoroughly outplayed. Just “We were outcoached” would imply that the players think they’re not at fault and only the coaches are to blame, which was clearly not his intention.

  3. anyone watching that game could tell that ENTIRE indi team quit on that game… its absolutely the coaches fault… indi has the talent to be better than atleast 1/3 teams in NFL…

  4. Anything BigBlueShoe writes shouldn’t be takens as news. It’s only a matter of time before Colts Fans, SB Nation, or Karma ends his terrible and diminishing reign at Stampede Blue.

    Go visit the site an see for yourself the utter lack of respect and vitriol people have for Brad. His days as Editor over there are numbered.

  5. If you’re man enough to “call out” coaches and/or teammates in the media, at least grow a pair…don’t back track, or blame the media for “taking it out of context.” Saturday did, in fact, say they were out-coached and out-played. So, maybe he shouldn’t speak to the media at all if he isn’t willing to stand behind what he says.

  6. This isn’t as interesting a story as Phil Simms saying Peyton Manning won’t let the Colts draft Luck. Now THAT is interesting: how much control does Manning have in the Colts organization? Given that his career isn’t over yet, will he passively allow the Colts to draft such a high visibility replacement so soon?

  7. “Its not like we were outcoached, we just didnt execute”…that can be taken out of context, I dont get your pt.

  8. Ha… Note to self, don’t type from a phone.

    But seriously, not sure what is worse: The Colts performance right now or BigBlueShoe’s blogging. They both need an overhaul though thats for sure.

  9. I’m not sure how Saturday figures “he didn’t say that”. Hoever, if I were a Colts fan (am a Manning fan), I wouldn’t worry about ANYTHING any of the current players say (except Manning). There’s obvious problems on that team that go way beyond Peyton’s injury. The players tend to blame the Coaches when THEY get outplayed. Talent only goes so far, then “heart” has to enter in the equation for success in the NFL. The Colts are seriously missing the latter. Go Pack!!!

  10. Saying a coach got out coached in a blow out is stating a fact – not necessarily an insult.

    Saturday should have just gone with the initial statement

    Every coach gets out coached at times. Some just more than others.

  11. Brad Wells takes A LOT of things out of context. He lost credibility a long time ago. Like so many other bloggers, I think he purposely exaggerates and throws out misleading headlines in hopes that it will catch on elsewhere and generate page hits for him. …and it worked this time.

  12. this team was in the superbowl 2 years ago…

    the lions were 0-16 three years ago….

    The NFL is a weird place, which makes me appreciate my team’s consistency in maintaining success. GO! Pack! Go!

  13. “…growing in my backyward.”

    Very ironic spelling in a statement about weed. Good one.

  14. You start off by saying Jeff Saturday is wrong, but then you give an argument that supports his claim? “As a team we were outplayed, we were outcoached and there was nothing that we did better than they did yesterday,” is wayyy different than just simply saying “we were outcoached.” Cmonn mann.

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