DeMarco Murray has no regrets about signing with the Eagles

AP

By raising with owner Jeffrey Lurie concerns about the team’s offense and (presumably) having the non-meeting meeting leaked to the media, Eagles running back DeMarco Murray possibly is hoping that coach Chip Kelly will respond to Murray’s reluctance to buy in by giving him a way out. By splitting hairs over whether the non-meeting meeting was a meeting or not a meeting and avoiding the substance of what Murray said to Lurie, Kelly apparently is pushing back against the prospect of giving Murray his freedom.

Murray is now saying all the right things.

Asked Thursday whether he regrets signing with the Eagles, Murray said (via Albert Breer of NFL Media), “Not at all. I’m committed to Chip and Jeff and the guys in this locker room.”

So does Murray want to be in Philadelphia? “100 percent,” he said. “Yes.”

But Murray didn’t deny that he talked to Lurie. And while Murray declined to talk about the conversation, he also didn’t dispute the report that he complained to Lurie about Kelly’s offense.

Our guess? Kelly has told Murray that he can talk all he wants but that he’s not getting cut. Maybe, come 2016, he’ll be traded. For now, he’s apparently going to stop agitating for a one-way ticket out of town.

38 responses to “DeMarco Murray has no regrets about signing with the Eagles

  1. The only thing that got better was money. From the leading RB in the league on a division-winning, 12-4 playoff team to nobody on just another team with about an enormous drop in trade value.

    With RBs, you do wonder if one big payday will still end up being more than he’d made if he’d had a few good years at a slightly lower pay rate in Dallas. But he better hope something changes fast in Philly, or else he’ll be out of the league quick.

  2. Tired of hearing about these bunch of PHILLY losers same thing over and over ! Chip, Murray, lurie, McCoy, Bradford etc

  3. He is trying to pull a LeGarrett Blount….over/under he will be a Patriot by weeks end? Show us your cell phone Bill.

  4. Is it a real soap opera or a media creation? I don’t think DeMarco is in the same league with malcontents like T.O. and MeSean.

  5. Of course not.

    With a $5,000,000 signing bonus, $21,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000. In 2015, Murray will earn a base salary of $1,000,000, a signing bonus of $5,000,000 and a roster bonus of $3,000,000.

    He better not have any regrets…

  6. Imagine you own a football team and you just snapped a 3 game losing streak by going on the road and beating New England. Having never won a super bowl, this is right up there with the biggest wins you’ve enjoyed as owner. Then on the plane ride home, you sit next to a highly paid player who has been a real disappointment. But instead of this player being overjoyed, he’s complaining. He’s complaining about a coach that just out-coached a four time super bowl winning coach. If I’m the owner I’d cut the guy on the spot.

  7. This will be great theater come Sunday. It will be the world’s largest outdoor Boo-festival. Fans will be having a contest to see who gets booed the loudest…McCoy and DeMarco.

  8. Nah. Lurie let Kelly throw away $21 million to keep a guy off an opponent’s roster, instead of spending that money to keep OL.

    Smart.

  9. If he says he has no regrets, he is basically admitting that its all about the money and that in the only thing that matters. I hope he continues to rott in Philly feeling no regrets.

  10. kevpft says:
    Dec 10, 2015 3:41 PM
    The only thing that got better was money. From the leading RB in the league on a division-winning, 12-4 playoff team to nobody on just another team with about an enormous drop in trade value.

    With RBs, you do wonder if one big payday will still end up being more than he’d made if he’d had a few good years at a slightly lower pay rate in Dallas. But he better hope something changes fast in Philly, or else he’ll be out of the league quick.

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    Just another team? That was a team coming off back-to-back 10-win seasons. A lot of people thought hte Eaggles were going to be good.

    He best offer (reportedly) was from Jacksonville. Now that’s just another team.

    And I’m not an Iggles fan…

  11. Chip to Murray: You’re getting paid $8 million (guaranteed) a season to play for at least 2 seasons. You’re not getting cut. Now shut up and go play!

  12. Murray doesn’t fit Kelly’s system, but that’s not his fault… he’s a “get a head start and hit the hole running” kind of RB… in Kelly’s offense, he’s flatfooted when he gets the ball, and more often than not, has to avoid a defender or two before he even hits the line of scrimmage…

    was he right to talk to Lurie? hello no!!
    should he have gone to Chip about it? hell yes!!

    but you can’t fault the guy for being upset about getting demoted when the system doesn’t utilize his talents like the offense in Dallas did…

  13. NFL teams laugh at the fact that the Eagles only threat is Darren Sproles.

    How do Philly fans expect to win anything.

    Building an NFL offense around Murray was and is Chip’s only hope.

    Disappointed Eagles fans, Lurie and Chip himself…
    too incompetent to see the obvious.

  14. Murray showed he can ball; Has Chip shown he can coach in the NFL? We won’t mention play GM.

    Chip won with Andy’s players and then commenced to destroy the franchise.

    Not everyone can handle POWER.

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