Jon Robinson: DeMarco Murray will be a workhorse for us

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Running back DeMarco Murray signed with the Eagles as a free agent around this time last year, but the season that followed didn’t lead to the kinds of smiles that popped up when it was first announced that he was leaving the Cowboys for their NFC East rival.

Murray’s production and playing time dropped significantly from his big 2014 season in Dallas, which led to conversations between Murray and owner Jeffrey Lurie about former coach Chip Kelly’s shortcomings. The Eagles clearly weren’t convinced that the problem was all with Kelly, however, as their optimistic words about a second season with Murray amounted to little but hot air with Wednesday’s trade sending Murray to the Titans. The Titans and Eagles will also swap fourth-round picks in the deal.

The Eagles didn’t use Murray as the workhorse back that he was in Dallas, but Titans General Manager Jon Robinson says that things will play out differently in Tennessee.

“DeMarco is a premium back in this league, and I have admired his running style from afar for a long time,” Robinson said in a statement formally announcing the trade. “We are expecting him to embody all that we want to be about as a team moving forward — tough, dependable and team-first. He will be a workhorse for us and his presence in our offense will help everyone around him.”

Murray seems to have his eyes on that kind of role in the offense. He said in a statement that he’s willing to do anything the Titans ask, “whether it is carrying the ball 20 times, 30 times, whatever.”

16 responses to “Jon Robinson: DeMarco Murray will be a workhorse for us

  1. Ya got fleeced Jon. I know Chip sucked, but did you see how slow Murray was last year?

  2. Hahaha… Until he gets injured. Had one awesome season, was his ONLY healthy season, and it just happened to be in a contract year!! He lays no more than 10 games this season. Screen shot this and post it on Facebook after next season. I know my players who have played for my team.

  3. This was a steal. Murray showed what he can do when he’s the feature of the offense. He’s not done.

  4. As a workhorse RB, Murray will be injured early and often. Not worth the money.

  5. Good luck with the only RB I have ever seen lay down to avoid contact! He should get plenty of endorsement $’s from Charmin and Mr. Softee

  6. I think Murray has shown that if he has the best offensive line in the league and rarely gets hit in the first 5 yards he is very capable of averaging over 4 yds per carry.

  7. Murray was embarrassing last year. He shied from contact, never broke arm tackles, whined b/c Mathews and Sproles outproduced him (proving that it wasn’t our OL’s fault).

  8. Dear fellow fantasy junkies – heed the memory of Doug Marrone, he of the following proclamation regarding CJ Spiller:

    “It’s real simple: We’re going to give him the ball until he throws up.”

    CJ had a whopping 231 combined touches that season in 15 games.

  9. Murray was never that good to begin with…Dallas over used him behind the #1 OLine in the league….he was afraid to get tackled in games and the fact he said “he took a year off” really means he was benched for Ryan Mathews. dont get too excited, Titan fans

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