Cards’ Kyler Murray subpar in second preseason start
Kyler Murray had a sloppy second preseason starting up on Thursday night.
After lights it up in one sequence in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers last week, the Arizona Cardinals quarterback appeared treasure a rookie in four drives (even as you happen to can name them that) in opposition to the Oakland Raiders.
Murray carried out 3 of 8 passes for lawful 12 yards in opposition to Oakland and took two sacks, including one night-ending safety. The twin-risk rookie ran once for four yards. His four drives, totaling 15 performs and main to zero factual first downs, went for 13, detrimental-6, detrimental-10 and detrimental-10 yards, in divulge.
“Obviously, from the outdoors making an try in, it appears to be like a bit of disappointing,” Murray suggested ESPN’s Lisa Salters all the procedure throughout the game. “On the same time, all people knows what’s essential and that here’s most efficient preseason. Basically vanilla straight away. We’re no longer doing the total lot. Yeah, it’s miles what it’s miles.”
Cardinals first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury was yet again inspired with Murray’s performance.
“I conception he made of route lawful selections,” Kingsbury mentioned after Arizona’s loss to Oakland. “I conception below some adversity, penalties backed us up, in long-yardage eventualities, I conception he made lawful selections the total night. We lawful damage ourselves with those penalties and couldn’t accumulate things of route rolling.”
Talking of those penalties… Arizona committed five offensive penalties all the procedure through Murray’s drives, including three pre-snap flags and two fraudulent begins. Every fraudulent begins occupy been known as on Murray for his expend of a clapping cadence, one thing he had carried out through college. Every Murray and Kingsbury occupy been puzzled as to why the calls occupy been made and Arizona was once so badly penalized.
“I don’t know,” Murray suggested Salters. “I occupy we now occupy a ton of clips exhibiting where guys are doing stuff treasure that, so with a bit of of luck we can accumulate it fastened. Nonetheless if no longer, we’ll must alter.”
Added Kingsbury, “I occupy it’s miles the first time for definite officials to gaze it. … We have been eager with the league and had a limiteless conversation on it. We will work through that and make definite all people’s on the same page. We desire to be on the same page with them and make definite we’re doing things they judge proper.”
Murray was once certain to occupy a setback this summer; no longer even first-total picks are ultimate. How the rookie quarterback and his rookie coach rebound subsequent week for Murray’s doubtless last tuneup will carry out a lot to either inspire self belief or amplify criticism of Murray’s play in Arizona’s so-some distance “vanilla” assault.
Kyler Murray threw the ball farther than 10 air yards twice in Week 2 of the preseason. Every occupy been incompletions.Per @NextGenStats, that brings his preseason counter to: