15 Oct Kyler Murray Was Awful, Was It As Bad As It Looked?
Kyler Murray had a very tough go in his second preseason game as a master, leaving the match down 26–0 and finishing the night with negative yardage. Murray wasnt good — but had been everything bad as it looked, or is there any reason for hope?
Kyler Murray had a demanding night, along with the world wide web is currently freaking out. Last week Everything started out so well. Murray played with only one series in his first game directing his Arizona Cardinals to position prior to exitings border and finishing his first six passes.
Murray had a much worse outing Thursday against the Oakland Raiders. He performed a lot of this first halfand by the Cards along with Murray trailed the 26 to zip.
Along with the internet melted.
Lets begin with the damage. Theres a whole lot of it.
Murray and four drives played with against the Raiders. These drives obtained -10, and 13, -6, -10 yards. Altogether, Murray played the majority of the first half, leaving the match almost exactly halfway through the quarter. The Cardinals had only 8 minutes and 21 minutes of ownership in four possessions combined in that time. Back in 15 plays that were offensive, they started to lose 13 yards.
Murray ran for four yards, a designed run on his very first play. He completed only 3 of 8 passes for just 12 meters, a measly 1.5 metres per attempt. Murray needed a 45.8 quarterback rate for the day. He had three fines himself — a delay of match and two starts — and was sacked twice. One of these was his final play of the afternoon, an 11-yard sofa in the end zone for a security that stopped his night. When he left the game, the Cardinals were trailing 26–0.
In the middle of the next quarter –to the RAIDERS.
Calling Murrays results ugly is a insult to the word ugly. However, was it all as bad as it looked?
Lets dig a bit deeper in the conditions. There is some really bad and some good. The bad? Murray and Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson played all of his time on the field, so its not like that he didnt have any talent . Fitz and DJ shared three targets. They grabbed one of them and lost three yards. Welp. Johnson raced four times . Lots of only digits.
The Cardinals had one first down at Murrays time around the field. It came out of a penalty to the face. Recall the game was abandoned by Murray down 26–0? On the next play the Cards conducted, a touchdown threw. Arizona outscored Oakland 26–7 with no Murray.
But there was really a little maybe not in Murrays prefer. The game could not get anything going, along with the offensive line placed in a performance. Oakland blitzed Murray ancient and frequently, hoping to induce the newcomer into rapid conclusions, and all match had been throwing off his back .
The four Murray forces of arizona started to 25 the 10, 24, along with 10-yard line. He faced a 3rd and 11, 3rd and 12, both 3rd and 13, 3rd and 17, and 3rd and 25 on various drives. Thats a lot for any quarterback to be in, let alone as green as Murray of disadvantageous scenarios and awful field positions. The 1 time Murray faced a 3rd and short, David Johnson ripped off a large run to get a first down… and got called back on a holding penalty. The Cardinals could not grab any rhythm.
The simple truth is that virtually any cop could have fought in Murrays location. The Arizona offensive line was dreadful, and Murray had a guy or 2 in his face over seconds after the snap pretty much every play. He and his back against his own goal line played every snap and had zero plays where the crime had an benefit. He didnt perform nicely however, quarterbacks could have.
Murrays game wasnt an indictment in his arm or his height , nor his decisions, nor his future. If anything, it could have been an indictment of Kliff Kingsburys offense — although that struggles to maintain up when the Cardinals scored 26 points after Murray left. Possibly the Raiders defense is simply that good. Maybe it was only four forces that are bad.
More likely than anything else is that Kingsbury is likely keeping things vanilla in the preseason. Why roll out your best plays when the games give away your winning script and do not matter? Theres no reason to conduct Murray and put him with nothing on the line in danger.
Murray was not good Thursday night but that he was not terrible either. He never had much of a opportunity. It is much too soon to draw any conclusions.
Murray stays the heavy Rookie of the Year favorite. The Cardinals are +600 to create the playoffs, or +10000 to acquire at the Super Bowl, if youre feeling lucky. They re if you are a little more bearish on the opportunities of Arizona. Happy gambling.