Originally Posted by xeno000
The supposed spoiler specifically stated that Coulson held his breath in order to fake his death. None of the Avengers even saw his body after he died, so he wasn't holding his breath to fake them out. The only people he would have been trying to fool would have been the medical staff who treated him or handled his body. As any number of us have noted, holding one's breath isn't going to trick trained first responders, doctors or nurses.
You missed the unwritten part of what I was saying. Coulson wasn't fooling anyone and those that he could have fooled did not need to be. There is a lot more to this "spoiler" that we don't know as what we do know is rather weak.
It would not surprise me if Coulson says "I was holding my breath" to deflect inquiries into his death (it sounds like a line Coulson would deliver), but as the season progresses we see he was just dodging the question.