Kyler Murray giving Ron Rivera anxiety ahead of Week Two

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Washington’s defensive line made life miserable for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz in Week One, but that isn’t the only result from last Sunday that’s running through head coach Ron Rivera’s mind.

The Cardinals are this weekend’s opponent and Rivera has been watching tape of what their quarterback Kyler Murray did against the 49ers last Sunday. Murray threw for 230 yards and a touchdown and had 100 rushing yards before a couple of late kneeldowns. Murray also ran for a touchdown and Rivera said on Wednesday that thinking about stopping the quarterback makes for uneasy feelings.

“You guys saw it Sunday,” Rivera said, via Bob McManaman of AZCentral.com. “Shoot, he’s a dynamic player, he really is. He’s got terrific athleticism, gets outside the pocket and extends plays. He’s got great vision and anticipation and he delivers a great football. He gives me anxiety.”

Rivera and Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury could share notes on how to deal with such feelings. Kingsbury said, via ArizonaSports.com, it is “nerve-wracking” to contemplate the Washington defensive line after seeing eight sacks and 14 quarterback hits against the Eagles.

The coach that comes up with the most effective way to allay their fears should have the best chance of coming out on top in Arizona on Sunday.

9 responses to “Kyler Murray giving Ron Rivera anxiety ahead of Week Two

  1. Our defensive line is quick enough to catch up with him and lay the punishment. He will be limping by games end and not able to run from anybody.

  2. Replying tobwdjr says:
    September 17, 2020 at 7:21 am
    Our defensive line is quick enough to catch up with him and lay the punishment. He will be limping by games end and not able to run from anybody.

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    Slow your roll there bucko, didn’t your team used to have a name? You played an overrated Philly Team. It’s the same old Washington team ,who will start hot and end up in the basement. How far do you really think Dwayne the only reason I was drafted is because I went to Ohio State Haskins will take you?

  3. Del Rio knows how to contain a dynamic QB. Murray is not the first and will certainly not be the last in the league.

  4. “How far do you really think Dwayne the only reason I was drafted is because I went to Ohio State Haskins will take you?”

    I did not mention Dwayne Haskins. I said our defense will deal with Murray. Nobody said we are going to the Super Bowl however, it is plain to see that the coaching staff is much better with qualified coaches instead of the circus last year. Last year the Eagles would have won 45-10.

  5. The 49ers Dline is better than Washington’s, and Murray ripped them. Bosa did nothing. I expect a similar game plan, with a lot of short passes and a balanced run game, and Kyler optioning to run when it’s there. Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake had the second highest PF running back analytics score on Sunday, and their RB Edmunds faired well too. Good luck dealing with decent running backs, Kyler running, Hopkins/Fitz/Kirk at WR, and the tight ends.

    I expect Chandler Jones himself to have a similar sack number as the entire Washington Football Team.

  6. 5thorkid says:
    September 18, 2020 at 9:46 am
    “49ers D-line is better than Washington’s” is the most ridiculous thing you will read on here all day[.]

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    Huh, what do you know, turns out the Niners D-line is tons better than Washington`s.

    HAIL TO THE CARDINALS

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