Kyler Murray: I honestly don’t know what happened on final play

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The Cardinals picked up their first loss when Packers cornerback Rasul Douglas intercepted a Kyler Murray pass to A.J. Green in the end zone in the final seconds of Thursday night’s game.

Green never turned around to look for the ball and Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said after the game that “it wasn’t the route that we thought we had checked and so we’ve got to communicate better in those situations.” He called the play they expected to run a “safe throw” and Murray said he wasn’t sure what went wrong.

“I honestly don’t know what happened,” Murray said, via the team’s website. “Miscommunication.”

Murray had not spoken to Green before he met with the media, but said it was obvious “after the fact we both know we weren’t on the same page.” Murray said the team will “be better because of it” in the future, but it made for a painful ending on Thursday night.

14 responses to “Kyler Murray: I honestly don’t know what happened on final play

  1. Wasn’t a good play .. period. If there wasn’t a good/great chance to win the game with the pass you throw the ball away and tie up the game with a chip shot field goal. Learning experience for him. Oh, and by the way, what a fantastic win for a Packer team that was down 8 starters to begin the game.

  2. Not to give AJ Green a pass, because he was clearly doing his own thing on that last play and ignored the play call but Kyler was limping badly before the last play.

    I really thought they’d go for the chipshot FG to buy time for Kyler to get his leg looked at.

  3. Sometimes the coach gets too complicated, and it gets confusing. The Packers almost list the game because they couldn’t get set on the goal line, and took a five yard penalty. It’s AJ Green’s first year in the system, and the Packers we’re using a bunch of replacements. That’s on the coach.

  4. You turn the ball over 3 times and allow the visiting team to hold into the ball for nearly 2/3 of the game…that’s not a recipe for winning many games.

  5. Gotta learn from this and get better, probably gonna see this team again in the playoffs and probably on their home field

  6. A ‘safe throw’ by definition wouldn’t have resulted in an interception. It’s either only going to be caught by the receiver or it goes incomplete. That final play wasn’t by any means a ‘safe throw,’as that would have meant a lower pass or a route that was closer to the side/end lines.
    It is curious as to what happened. Green ran a pattern that looked like he was clearing out space, not one where he expected the ball. That’s more likely a coaching problem, rather than a failure by a player.

  7. charliecharger says:
    October 29, 2021 at 8:09 am
    Sometimes the coach gets too complicated, and it gets confusing. The Packers almost list the game because they couldn’t get set on the goal line, and took a five yard penalty. It’s AJ Green’s first year in the system, and the Packers we’re using a bunch of replacements. That’s on the coach.

    Glad I am not the only one who noticed this. The reason the Packers had to take that 5 yard penalty is because they had burned all three of their timeouts in similar situations earlier. The Packers were consistently breaking the huddle with 10 seconds or less on the play clock, giving them little time to get set. It literally went on all game and neither announcer mentioned it once.

  8. Really thought this game would showcase Murray as a legit MVP candidate . Was surprised to see Arizona come out flat and struggle on offense considering Green Bay has struggled on defense . Fortunately for the Cards they have an favorable schedule for the next month before they play the Rams again .

  9. You did what good, not great players do.
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    You really don’t know what you’re talking about. He had AJ Green one on one with a backup corner. Not his fault Green missed the call.

  10. Coach K said the play was called for the left side not the right why would Murray say he didn’t know what happened?

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