ARIZONA CARDINALS

Frustrated Kyler Murray after loss says Cardinals ‘laid an egg’ vs. Dolphins

Nov 8, 2020, 6:46 PM

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) scrambles as Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Raekwon...

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) scrambles as Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Raekwon Davis (98) pursues during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

(AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

The Arizona Cardinals’ postgame Zoom video conference turned the video back on for its last speaker, and there sat Kyler Murray following a rough 34-31 loss to the Miami Dolphins.

The opening question was a general one on the defeat, and the quarterback didn’t look like he had mentally prepared himself yet to even answer question, let alone a handful.

After a few seconds, he asked for the assembled media on the call to hold on.

He sat there contemplating. Another 10 seconds go by. Murray makes a few noises with his mouth as he churns through his brain for some thoughts.

Ten more seconds pass before:

“Just gotta be better.” 

He answered the next question more quickly when he was asked about the squandered opportunity to make up ground in the NFC West after a loss for the Seattle Seahawks.

“I mean, me personally I wasn’t really worried about first place in the division. I don’t think anyone should be worried about that—“, Murray said, seemingly stopping himself before he was about to say an expletive that usually follows.

He picked up where he left off after a pause.

“I don’t think anybody should be worried about that. We, uh, we came out here and laid an egg. Um … I don’t know … That’s … I don’t know. We gotta be better.”

Murray went on to be short with his answers, even when asked about his teammates playing well, a question he normally welcomes with an elongated answer.

That wasn’t happening on Sunday, even after Murray had perhaps his best game as a Cardinal, going 21-of-26 through the air for 283 yards and three touchdowns, plus a career-high 106 yards rushing with another touchdown.

Murray became the first quarterback in NFL history to ever lose when throwing over 25 times with a passer rating better than 150, per Pro-Football-Reference.

Perhaps he was frustrated with his own fumble on the first possession of the game, one Miami returned for a touchdown. But given the way Arizona’s defense underperformed and some head-scratching decisions by head coach Kliff Kingsbury, that’s unlikely.

“I had some bad play-calls that kept us out of the end zones. I think that was it, me screwing him up on those,” Kingsbury said before Murray spoke to reporters.

When Murray was asked what was upsetting him the most, he took 20 seconds for his final answer of the day.

“We lost.”

Presented By
Western Governors University

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Cardinals

Monti Ossenfort speaks at the NFL Combine...

Tyler Drake

NFL mock draft tracker: What will the Cardinals do with the No. 4 pick?

A look at the players being mocked to the Arizona Cardinals at No. 4 overall in the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft.

8 hours ago

Arizona Cardinals GM Monti Ossenfort talks to reporters...

Tyler Drake

Monti Ossenfort keeping trade options open as Cardinals’ draft board nears completion

The Arizona Cardinals have about 95% of their draft board completed about a week out from the NFL Draft and continue to look at all avenues.

1 day ago

Monti Ossenfort looks on during the 2023 NFL Draft Combine...

Tyler Drake

Daniel Jeremiah: NFL Draft is Cardinals’ moment to set up franchise for years to come

The 2024 NFL Draft marks a big set-your-franchise-up situation for the Arizona Cardinals, says NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.

2 days ago

Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill speaks at a press conference...

Tyler Drake

Michael Bidwill: Cardinals ‘aligned on getting this thing right’ in 2024

Michael Bidwill believes the Cardinals aren't that far off from really turning things around under Jonathan Gannon and Monti Ossenfort.

3 days ago

Marvin Harrison Jr....

Nick Borgia

Marvin Harrison Jr. remains Cardinals top pick in latest ESPN mock

With the 2024 NFL draft just around the corner, ESPN's latest mock draft details what could be in store for the Cardinals' first six picks.

3 days ago

Rome Odunze...

Kevin Zimmerman

Peter Schrager’s NFL mock draft has a surprising Cardinals trade-down with Giants

Peter Schrager believes the New York Giants could trade with the Arizona Cardinals, who move down to the No. 6 pick to select Rome Odunze.

4 days ago

Frustrated Kyler Murray after loss says Cardinals ‘laid an egg’ vs. Dolphins