There were some things we saw on Sunday from Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray we’ve been waiting on but not all was good
He’s a rookie, we all need to remember that. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray will take his lumps this season, just as promised by head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
However after the first couple of weeks what we saw was a fairly low-mistake Murray. He made up for that on Sunday.
First the good. Murray started running the ball the way many Cardinals fans imagined he would. He only had 17-yards rushing over the first two weeks combined.
On Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, he ran for 69-yards. He scrambled on some plays but on some of the runs, it certainly appeared as if they were designed runs for Murray.
We’d like to see some more of that. However it also may have had the unintended consequence of Murray losing some focus otherwise.
He appeared to be indecisive at points. He held on to the ball too often. A few of those times resulted in sacks. He was sacked 8 times on Sunday, not all of them the fault of the offensive line.
He also threw 2 interceptions on Sunday, his first multiple interception game of his young career. He had 1 interception in the opener against the Detroit Lions. He threw no interceptions last week at the Baltimore Ravens.
Murray is going to need to learn he can’t hold the ball very long. The offensive line, especially in the first half, gave him enough time to find a receiver or throw it away. He still took 3 sacks in the first half.
Again, he’ll learn. It could be while though before he will be able to put it all together in a complete game.