Larry Fitzgerald: Kyler Murray knows the offense better than we do

AP

Kyler Murray is a rookie quarterback, and Larry Fitzgerald is a longtime veteran, future Hall of Fame receiver who has spent his entire career in Arizona. And yet it’s Murray who’s ahead of Fitzgerald in learning the Cardinals’ offense.

Fitzgerald says Murray is the player running the show in minicamp and actually has a firmer grasp of new coach Kliff Kingsbury’s system than anyone else.

“He knows the system better than we do,” Fitzgerald said, via Mike Jurecki of the team’s website. “He can get us into any play at any time and then he has the ultimate weapon in the exit button.”

That’s unsurprising, in the sense that Murray is coming directly from a college system not unlike the one Kingsbury is bringing to the NFL. Last college season, long before anyone had any idea that Kingsbury would coach Murray in the NFL, Kingsbury gushed about Murray as the perfect quarterback to run the offense he’d want to run in the pros. But while unsurprising, it’s nonetheless impressive that in such a short time, Murray has made such a good impression on Fitzgerald.

41 responses to “Larry Fitzgerald: Kyler Murray knows the offense better than we do

  1. won’t matter if he is injured

    if he was so great as a passer, he wouldn’t have been running so much in college

    how new, younger head coaches think that by them working with the prospect, is absolutely mindboggling

    all these kiddies watched Mike Vick and here we are. Show me what Mike Vick ever accomplished or any other run based qb. Show us and we will be quiet.

    lol

  2. Of course! It’s easy! Kyler Murray lining up in the shotgun. 5 yard slant completed to Fitzgerald.
    Kyler Murray shotgun hands off to Johnson.
    I could do that

  3. The people here calling Murray a running QB are clueless. If you watched any Oklahoma games you would know he has no issue going through his progressions, and he has a strong accurate arm. His concern with me is if his body can hold up against NFL competition, and how well Kliff Kingsbury will do developing an NFL QB.

  4. I remember when the last college coach was going to change the NFL with his college system. He was more successful as a college coach as well.

  5. I guess because a guy is quick that he gets labelled as a ‘running QB. He’s anything but, as it happens. Big arm, plenty of talent at going through his progressions.

    Like any rook QB – the transition to the pro game is something of a projection, but I hope he does well.

    Patriots fan.

  6. Of course! It’s easy! Kyler Murray lining up in the shotgun. 5 yard slant completed to Fitzgerald.
    Kyler Murray shotgun hands off to Johnson.
    I could do that!
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    Change the names to Tom Brady, Edelman and Michel – same thing!

  7. Well if the offense is to throw to the first guy if he’s open or tuck it and run he’ll catch on real fast

    If the first guy is not open he runs, he doesn’t look at the second guy

  8. Murray’s knowledge of a college offense isn’t what concerns most people. It’s his small frame and his durability. Will he be able to take hits repeatedly and be able to run a fast paced offense.

  9. America’s pastime (not sport) for the same if not more money, is going to look mighty appealing after 16 NFL games worth of running for his life and being crushed.

  10. Is the offense that simple or is the kid gifted at memorizing complex playbooks too? Guess we’ll see.

  11. As the QB one would expect them to know it better than anyone else. Unlike anyone else he has to know what everyone doing on a given play. Murray will also touch the ball on 99% of the snaps. If he doesnt know the plays then you’re screwed.

    If it was an old system and he came in and knew it better than everyone else then I would be impressed. With that said you also would have found the answer to why yall havent done well in recent years.

  12. Watch the tape of KK’s offenses and the Oklahoma/Alabama game and you’ll know everything that needs to be known about how to beat the Cards (on their best day).

  13. All the Cards needed to do last year is score 21 points and they’d beat the Seahawks in both games. With this year’s offense and defense looking better, it’s going to be cute to watch all the whining.

  14. thegreatgabbert says:
    June 6, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Murray scored 20 on the Wonderlic test, what does that say about his teammates?
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    So what’s your point? Fitzpatrick scored 49 or something in that range and he sucks. Another idiot hater. And now he’s being compared to Mike V. Did you guys even watch college football? Murray was pass first every down. Let me guess, you are the same bozo who put your mortgage up saying he wouldn’t be drafted #1.

  15. Why all these predictions about this guy getting hurt? You guys believe in so many fallacies. Did you predict Wentz getting hurt so often? Did Mike Vick have many injuries? No. There are countless big guys that stay hurt. Nothing to do with size. Did you see the hits he took in the Alabama game? Of course not.

  16. Murray scored 20 on the Wonderlic test, what does that say about his teammates?
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    First, a 20 on the Wonderlic is an IQ of 100, which is an average IQ.

    Second, Murray’s had a several year head start on the offense, compared to his teammates. Of course he’s leading the “race” that he started a couple years before anyone else started.

  17. danielsong39 says:
    June 6, 2019 at 6:02 pm
    Well if the offense is to throw to the first guy if he’s open or tuck it and run he’ll catch on real fast
    If the first guy is not open he runs, he doesn’t look at the second guy
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    Somebody’s never watched Kyler Murray film. His selling point was how fast he goes through reads and progressions. The Athletic has a literal breakdown of it.

  18. Knowing the offense and getting used to the game speed and getting crushed by Defensive lineman who are as fast as CBs were in college is what he needs practice reps for. Not to mention what to do when it goes south

  19. Makes sense, considering it’s a gimmick, college offense (that didn’t even work at Texas Tech and got the guy fired).
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    How is it that the offense didn’t work at Texas Tech when it featured a passing attack that ranked in the top-10 in the country in all six seasons of his tenure, ranked in the top-20 nationally for total offense in all six seasons and finished in the top-25 in scoring five times out of six years?

  20. So tired of hearing about the kids size…

    He was too small to play QB in High School, yet won Gatorade Player of the year…

    He was too small to play QB in College yet won the Heisman…

    He never gets hurt… yet people worry about his size and durability….

    Sure the Cardinals could have drafted Joey Bosa, with protypical size and athleticism…. YET HE CANT FINISH a practice session let alone a season….

    It’s lazy….just lazy… it’s too easy to say he won’t be durable, where the real truth is…that size has no correlation to durability AT ALL.

  21. nite2al says:
    June 7, 2019 at 5:14 am
    Why all these predictions about this guy getting hurt? You guys believe in so many fallacies. Did you predict Wentz getting hurt so often? Did Mike Vick have many injuries? No. There are countless big guys that stay hurt. Nothing to do with size. Did you see the hits he took in the Alabama game? Of course not.

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    nothing to do with size?? uhhh, he’s a quarterback… he’s going to get hit… so you’re saying that a 250 lb linebacker hitting a guy of murray’s stature would be the same as hitting a guy that’s 6’3″ and 220?

  22. BrownsFreak51 says:
    June 7, 2019 at 11:14 am
    nite2al says:
    June 7, 2019 at 5:14 am
    Why all these predictions about this guy getting hurt? You guys believe in so many fallacies. Did you predict Wentz getting hurt so often? Did Mike Vick have many injuries? No. There are countless big guys that stay hurt. Nothing to do with size. Did you see the hits he took in the Alabama game? Of course not.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    nothing to do with size?? uhhh, he’s a quarterback… he’s going to get hit… so you’re saying that a 250 lb linebacker hitting a guy of murray’s stature would be the same as hitting a guy that’s 6’3″ and 220?
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    The durability issue is a tired lazy talking point thrown out there by guys hoping he doesnt succeed in the first place. Murray has never been injured at any level and he doesn’t take big hits, dude has elite 4.3 speed/quickness/elusiveness and uses all of the above to protect himself by either sliding or getting out bounds. He doesn’t put himself in harms way and he has a lighting quick release & gets rid of the ball extremely quickly, if everyones covered that 6″3/220pd LB/DE doesn’t have near the speed,quick feet, elusivness or lateral quickness Murray has that he uses to escape pressure and dangerous situations. Murray does as good a job protecting himself as any QB i’ve ever seen, and he eyes in the back of his head in that he does sense pressure extremely well. Murray will be just fine. And the dude is not all that small to begin with, his bigger than Russell Wilson was early in his career measuring 5″10 1/2 207 at the combine and was 211 last week at OTA’s, Murray is jacked and stays in the weight room constantly working on keep his core strong.

  23. Forgetting about Murrays clear upper echelon athleticism…

    Forget all of that and explain why Drew Brees and Russell Wilson… basically the two smallest NFL QBs are amongst the NFLs MOST DURABLE.

    Size means NOTHING. It never has, and it never will. Like was stated multiple times in this thread… it’s an extremely lazy talking point about Murray, and one that which comes with no actual thought, or statistical backup…other than…”No QBs are that small”

  24. One thing we all know…. Everyone will be watching him! This combination of KK & KM together will be the talk of the league throughout the year. Especially if they generate a winning record.

    Love the haters & naysayers!!!

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