Originally posted by sfout:thank you.
You do realize that "We didn't execute" is the high-brow way of saying "They didn't beat us. We beat ourselves." Which I distinctly remember many, many people on this board hating on other teams for saying those phrases.
The question about Vernon is the exact same thing.
PD: Did they do anything different?
CK: No, they just had coverages that didn't let him go deep
2 ways to interpret his response
Translation 1: No they didn't, they just had faster/stronger players that kept him from going down field (only way to explain 1 team doing the same thing but producing a different result)
Translation 2: Yes they used coverage that didn't allow VD to go downfield. (no competitive player wants to publicly admit that they failed)
Doesn't matter how you put it. Talking to media is just saying the bare minimum you can say without coming off like an a**hole, admitting you're a bad player/had a bad game, or flat out got outplayed by a better team.
Third down question
PD: How can you improve on third down?
CK: We have to execute better
Translation 1: We have to do a better job executing - word for word what he said. But again it can just mean that they got outplayed by the other players on the field
Translation 2: We didn't have the right plays called and couldn't audible to a good counter play. (Basically saying we need to "execute better" at anything from film study, play calling, reading the defense, beating our man after the snap. etc. which again is admitting failure.)
Way their playing
PD: What you like about the way you're playing now?
CK: We're executing, opportunity shows and we make plays
Translation 1: We're studying right, preparing right so we know exactly what and how to run (the on the surface response)
Translation 2: We outplayed our opponent in all phases (what a blunt person would say but you'd sound like an a**hole)
Talking to the media is an art. Fans and members of the press alike can twist their words into anything they want to hear, whether it sells the papers/link clicks or calms your nerves after a bad game.
"We didn't execute" is a sports cliche that if you take at face value is a completely hollow statement that doesn't provide any real explanation or answer. Players and coaches say these things to protect themselves and to not be jacka**es to their "colleagues" in the NFL. By saying what is PC and non-controversial you keep everything open when it comes to future employment, not angering the fans (in most cases), etc.
he comes in and says kap says we didn't execute so roman isn't the culprit
who is we?