Last year the Eagles spent a fortune to sign running back DeMarco Murray. Then they proceeded to put him in an offense that didn’t fit his skill set. This year, Murray says, that won’t be the case.
Murray said on the Jim Rome Show that in Titans coach Mike Mularkey’s offense, he’s being asked to do what he does best: Take the handoff and run straight ahead.
“It’s strictly downhill and that’s what I’ve been accustomed to my entire life. Nothing against last year or what happened, it just didn’t work out, but I’m very excited about this upcoming season and looking forward to it,” Murray said.
Murray had a great season in 2014 in Dallas and a miserable season in 2015 in Philadelphia. He thinks in Tennessee in 2016 he’ll be back on track.
“It’s hard to look back, but it was a great season two years ago and it definitely was a tough one last year,” Murray said. “But I think from both seasons, I took some positives things from it and learned and appreciated the game more and appreciated the time you have to play the sport. Obviously it was tough last year, and I’m just looking for a huge back bounce year this year.”
Murray was a bad fit in Chip Kelly’s offense, but that doesn’t make him a bad player. He plans to show what kind of player he is in Tennessee.