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Jeff Saturday calls Kayvon Thibodeaux celebration ‘trash’

“Bad” and “Garbage”.

Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday explains Kavon Thibodeau’s Snow Angel celebration after firing quarterback Nick Foles in the second quarter of the Giants’ 38-10 playoff tie. did.

At Monday’s press conference in Indianapolis on Saturday, Foles “really hurts” with a rib injury that will keep him out of the Colts’ season finale against the Texans.

Thibodeau capped Foles’ afternoon with a blindside sack to send Foles onto the grass. While Foles was down, the rookie’s outside his linebacker, Thibodeau, lay on his back right next to Foles and performed a celebratory Snow Angel.

Giants’ Kavon Thibodeau will make a Snow Angel on the field after sacking Colts quarterback Nick Foles on Jan. 1, 2023.


Giants' Kavon Thibodeau will make a Snow Angel on the field after sacking Colts quarterback Nick Foles on Jan. 1, 2023.

Giants’ Kavon Thibodeau will make a Snow Angel on the field after sacking Colts quarterback Nick Foles on Jan. 1, 2023.


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Afterwards, Colts center Ryan Kelly called Thibodaux’s celebration a “horse”, adding: Oppose. ”

Thibodeau, the fifth overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, said in the locker room after the game: When you’re celebrating, you don’t want to know who’s doing what. But I hope he’s fine and I hope he’s okay.”

The day after the game, Giants coach Brian Dabor was asked about the Colts’ irritation with Thibodeau’s celebration.

“That’s a good question for Kayvon,” said Daboll. “I think he answered that and talked about it yesterday. , leave it to him.”

Saturday also said he was disappointed the Colts offensive lineman didn’t support Foles on the field and follow Thibodeau.

Giants rookie Kavon Thibodeau (5) during a game against the Colts on Jan. 1, 2023.
Giants rookie Kavon Thibodeau (5) during a game against the Colts on Jan. 1, 2023.
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Colts quarterback Nick Foles will be carted off during the January 1, 2023 game against the Giants.
Colts quarterback Nick Foles will be carted off during the January 1, 2023 game against the Giants.
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Colts coach Jeff Saturday during a game against the Giants on Jan. 1, 2023.
Colts coach Jeff Saturday during a game against the Giants on Jan. 1, 2023.
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When Thibodeau was on the sidelines, he turned to the cheering crowd, placed his hands by his face and made a “good night” or “go to sleep” gesture. Checked out by medical personnel. The Giants were leading 21-3 at the time.

Foles eventually got up and left the field. He was replaced on Saturday by Sam Ehrlinger, who said he would start the final game of the season for the Colts in a 4-11-1 run.

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