Kyler Murray: “They kicked our butts for the three drives we were out there”

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Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray isn’t a fan of preseason games. He definitely wasn’t a fan of last night’s performance by the starting offense (minus DeAndre Hopkins) against the Chiefs.

“Not the outing we had hoped for,” he told Lisa Salters of ESPN during the second half of Friday night’s game. “But . . . it is what it is. Doesn’t count. Look forward to the regular season starting in a couple weeks.”

Looking backward at the second preseason game of 2021, the first-string offense went three and out three times, with net yards of minus one.

“I just think we’ve gotta clean some stuff up, get some things right,” Murray said. “They kicked our butt for the three drives we were out there. It is what it is. We’ll be better when it counts.”

It starts with a visit to the Titans followed by another home game, against the Vikings. After a trip to Jacksonville, the Cardinals face the Rams, 49ers, and Browns. That’s a pack of five tough games against playoff contenders in the first six of the season. If they go 3-3 or worse, the margin for error will become very narrow over the final 11 contest — especially five five more games to play against NFC West rivals, along with games against the Packers, Colts, Bears, and Cowboys.

15 responses to “Kyler Murray: “They kicked our butts for the three drives we were out there”

  1. That’s because you are a #1 overall bust and your roster is top heavy with bloated contracts.

    Keim is horrible.

  2. It is not in the cards for the Cards this year. They will end up in 4th place in the NFC West! Maybe 7 – 10 or 8 – 9 at best.

  3. The concern with Murray out of the draft was that he enjoyed baseball more than football and having that “parachute”, to be able to go to a sport that’s physically less challenging, was a huge risk. You’d think the Cardinals organization is terrified right now given Murray is vocally being negative to the media. All this for a QB you could argue is just average.

  4. Well the Chiefs defense especially the D line has been pretty good the last 2 preseason games. I think they have something like 10 or 11 sacks in the 2 last games. If this is any I dication of what they will be like during the regular season QB’s like Lock, Bridgewater and Carr are going to take a beating.

  5. I was at the game and it was a pretty miserable experience. You wanted to think the offense was so anemic because they were playing against a Super Bowl-caliber defense. But this looks exactly like last year. After a great start last season, what a spectacular swan dive. I’m not sure we’re even gonna have the strong start this year, from the looks of things.

    Kyler often looks like a deer in headlights, and Kingsbury often is resembling a guy in over his head. Kyler and Christian Kirk had great chemistry not that long ago. Now they are connecting like they just met out in the parking lot.The offense has been stuck in quicksand for a while now.

    Maybe the defense can buy us time.

  6. When has their head coach proven he knows what he’s doing? When has ownership proven they know what they’re doing?

  7. touchback6 says:
    August 21, 2021 at 11:02 am
    That’s because you are a #1 overall bust and your roster is top heavy with bloated contracts.

    Keim is horrible.

    ———

    Isaiah Wynn and N’Keal Harry say hi

  8. I think any of the most casual of NFL observers will admit the future prototype NFL QBs are the big,accurate,strong armed and mobile guys like Josh Allen, Justin Herbert and Trevor Lawrence. The size and skill sets of the Kyler Murrays ,Jalen Hurts and Lamar Jacksons of the league just aren’t sustainable for success over a long period.

  9. Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray isn’t a fan of preseason games.
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    So he’s a fan of looking bad for the fans in the first 4-6 games of the regular season instead of 3 pre-season games and a couple of regular season games, I’m sure the Cards ticket buying fans love to hear this!

  10. Murray is a stud, will make another pro bowl. Year one ROY. Year two Pro bowl. Take that haters.

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