Kyler Murray on preseason debut: “It feels like a dream come true”

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It was brief preseason debut for No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray, but the Arizona Cardinals got a nice preview of what their new franchise quarterback can bring to the table.

Murray went 6-for-7 for 44 yards in his 10 plays against the Los Angeles Chargers.

It felt good,” Murray said after leaving the game in quotes distributed by the team. “It’s really crazy. It feels like a dream come true to finally be here in front of the fans. A new team for me with new guys, so it felt good.”

Murray’s only incompletion came when receiver KeeSean Johnson stepped out-of-bounds before the pass arrived to make himself an ineligible receiver. Murray was also sacked once on his final play of the game when both ends came free almost immediately. None of the throws Murray had to make in the game were overly difficult throws, but he made the throws that presented themselves.

“I thought it was smooth,” Murray said. “I was anxious to get out there, move around a little bit. I really just tried to execute whatever coach called and I think we did that for the most part.”

 

19 responses to “Kyler Murray on preseason debut: “It feels like a dream come true”

  1. it was only game one of the preseason kyler looked awfully sharp…hope he proves all the HATERS and DOUBTERS wrong come regular season…

    BOOMER SOONER!!!

  2. He did look pretty good, the throws were all on the easy side though.
    I’ll reserve judgement ’til after a few games once real football starts.

  3. David Johnson probably doesn’t enjoy his 6.3 yds per completion. That’s going to pull safeties into the box and clog the running game. Hundley actually had a better game.

  4. Murray is coming! You guys act dude has never been tackled before. What player actually left the NFL because they couldn’t take a hit early in their career? I thought so.

  5. eazeback says:
    August 9, 2019 at 6:38 am

    it was only game one of the preseason kyler looked awfully sharp…hope he proves all the HATERS and DOUBTERS wrong come regular season…
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    me too. don’t understand how Murray even warrants having any haters.

  6. David Johnson probably doesn’t enjoy his 6.3 yds per completion. That’s going to pull safeties into the box and clog the running game.
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    Oh please do bring the safeties into the box. If the safeties want to crowd the box, the Cardinals have three WRs with 4.3-4.4 speed. Good luck with man or zone coverage without any safeties playing over the top.

    Furthermore, the RB pass is one of the most efficient plays in football. With Johnson being a solid route runner and having soft hands, good luck having a LB or safety try to cover him with a crowded front.

  7. El Guapo says:
    August 9, 2019 at 11:49 am
    David Johnson probably doesn’t enjoy his 6.3 yds per completion. That’s going to pull safeties into the box and clog the running game.
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    Oh please do bring the safeties into the box. If the safeties want to crowd the box, the Cardinals have three WRs with 4.3-4.4 speed. Good luck with man or zone coverage without any safeties playing over the top.

    Furthermore, the RB pass is one of the most efficient plays in football. With Johnson being a solid route runner and having soft hands, good luck having a LB or safety try to cover him with a crowded front.

    What good is that speed going to do when their o line can’t give him time to throw. It’s still their biggest weakness

  8. Looks like there is a real possibility that the 35 million dollar man in Seattle will be the worst quarterback in his division in 2019.

  9. What good is that speed going to do when their o line can’t give him time to throw. It’s still their biggest weakness
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    Good luck covering skilled WRs in today’s NFL in man coverage with no help over the top. The Patriots have won championships with that formula.

    The head coach can give him time to throw with playaction by the way, when the defense goes chasing DJ while Murray drifts the other way.

    With guys who can run a 4.3 40, one only needs 3 seconds to get 20 yards down the field in pads. That’s why the Cards drafted three WRs this draft, to give them the players capable of succeeding in Kingsbury’s offense.

  10. If he is very accurate on short passes, I can see them running the ball on first and second downs, and, if necessary, throw a short completion for fist down while facing third down needing 5-7 yards for a first down. He can also throw a short one on first down and they will have second and 5 or second and three. They may never need to throw a long pass except once in a while to keep the D honest. That would be the type of offense the Raiders ran in the 1970s with Ken Stabler.

  11. It’s a dream come true throwing out routes against guys who won’t be playing in the league this year.

  12. Actual fan seen him in training camp those were accurate passes but dudes just as accurate throwing a pass 65 yrs down the field hopefully the cards allow him more snaps as we progress through the preseason and into the regular season never can be to sure with what you have at QB until it’s the regular season though but all signs are pointing to a red sea rising

  13. He looked pretty pedestrian against largely backups. That dink and dunk stuff won’t get you far in today’s NFL.

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