MINNEAPOLIS – Next for Kyler Murray: Week 1.
The Arizona Cardinals' rookie quarterback saw his last action on Saturday's preseason against the Minnesota Vikings, and he feels he was at the peak for he was hoping.
Murray played nearly two full quarters – a total of 35 snaps – in the Cardinals' 20: 9 defeat at US Bank Stadium, and although he did not lead Arizona on a touchdown drive, he left the game feeling as well as he did in the US The preseason has felt, in large part because of the increased number of live repeats.
"Since we will not be playing next week [against Denver in the fourth preseason game] nobody wants to come out and lay an egg today." Murray said after the game. "We did not put the ball in the end zone, but we have run many races this week and I think we have been more consistent and I think everyone felt better about how we played." 1
Cardinal Cliff Kingsbury said Murray had "behaved pretty well" against Minnesota, adding that the offensive started faster, was more physical and looked sharper.
"I thought he made good choices, be it undressing or moving and pulling out of pocket, making quick decisions," Kingsbury said. "We'd like to have some things back, but it's all about progress, we wanted to get better every week, and this was against a very good defense that caught some attention."
After Saturday, Murray is ready for the regular season, Kingsbury said.
"As a rookie quarterback in the NFL, I do not know how ready you can be," said Kingsbury. "You'll never finish, I think, if it's your first NFL game, but he feels good talking to him, we've tried to do as many reps as possible." The first week will be a new experience for him and me. So we will grow together and learn from it and see where it's going. "In the first two pre-season matches, both at home, he opted for a quiet count," Murray said.
Instead of clapping, he raised his foot to call for the ball.
However, as a substitute for quarterback Brett Hundley took over for Murray 2 minutes, 24 seconds before the end of the second quarter, and was quickly whistled for two false starts after clapping and lifting his leg.
After the game, Hundley said the general feeling was that he did I can not even clap to call for the snapshot.
"We can not fake a false gossip, we can not clap, we can not bring our hand outside, and so we clap in the first place," he said. "I have no idea at the moment."
Referee Walt Anderson, who worked with Kingsbury at Texas Tech when he was the director of the Big 12, told a pool reporter after the game that Hundley's B "too abrupt" and "too abrupt". At the end we simulate the beginning of the game. "
" We're always looking for moves or actions that simulate the beginning of the game, and I felt these two actions of the quarterback did exactly that – they simulated the start of the game and the ball was not torn, so Anderson said
Kingsbury said he had not sought an explanation for Hundley's sentences.
"We'll work through several cadences and do different things," he said, "and that's where we are
While the Cardinals continue to work out the problems with their snapshot, much of what they will do offensively in week 1 against the Detroit Lions remained under lock and key in Minnesota.
Kingsbury did not want to reveal what percentage of the crimes Arizona committed on Saturday were Cardinals' offenses in the regular season
but I think we were a bit bored this week It's more board-specific, "Kingsbury said. "We had installations, things like that. I felt that the urgency to start the game had been greatly improved for a week."