Originally Posted by Hawkingbird
Surley they'd use a LMD just incase...I don't know...Loki put his spear through Coulson's heart
They can easily explain a LMD. And it's certainly better than the holding breath excuse
If you have robotic tech capable of fighting for you, and you never use it unless you're trying to fool people into thinking it's you, you're an idiot, I'm sorry. If the world is at stake and you have a closet of LMDs, and you only send one, and ALSO don't go yourself, then not only are you an idiot, I feel comfortable holding you personally responsible for the failure of that one LMD.
There's good ways to resurrect Coulson. Convenient never-mentioned-before-super-technology simply isn't one of them. The simplest one is to say that Fury lied when he said "They called it." We never saw them call it, and we know Fury lies. It's pretty simple. No need for bad writing. :\