During his one and only season in Philadelphia, DeMarco Murray reportedly grew unhappy with his role in Chip Kelly’s offense. But now that he’s in Tennessee, he says he’ll be happy with any role in coach Mike Mularkey’s offense.
Although Murray acknowledges that he likes to get the ball in his hands, he added that he’s not focused on a certain number of touches.
“I think every player wants to touch the ball, and I think the more times you touch it the better off you become, and for me, that’s kind of how I’ve been throughout my career,” Murray said. “I’m not someone to come here and say, ‘I need 20 carries, I need 30 carries to make some positive things happen.’ Whatever they tell me to do, that’s what I’m going to do. Whether it’s 10 carries or 30 carries, I’m going to do it to the best of my ability. Whatever it takes to help this team out.”
In 2014 Murray gained 1,845 yards on 392 carries with the Cowboys. In 2015 he cratered to 702 yards on 193 carries. It’s probably unrealistic to think that he’ll have the kind of year in 2016 that he had in 2014, but the Titans hope to have a Murray who looks more like the one who played in Dallas.