Cardinals QB Kyler Murray Calls Out Offensive Teammates After Loss

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The Arizona Cardinals have not looked great thus far in the 2022 season. They are lucky to be 1-2, as they are a Las Vegas Raiders meltdown from being 0-3, like their Sin City counterparts are currently.

The sole reason that they have a victory this season is the performance of quarterback Kyler Murray. He put the team on his back against the Raiders, carrying them to an improbable come-from-behind victory in Week 2.

He attempted to do the same against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3, but their defense was able to get stops against the Cardinals when they needed them most. Arizona was unable to find the endzone, finishing the game with four field goals as their only points on the afternoon.

Murray did everything he could, throwing for a career-high 314 yards in the loss. Talking after the game, he didn’t seem thrilled with the performance of some of his teammates. The slow start once again did them in, but there were a lot of mental lapses and mistakes by the offense that certainly didn’t help matters.

“I told guys you have to be awake when you play with me. No matter what the play is,” Murray said in his postgame press conference. “I have free reign to do whatever, so when you sleep and you don’t think you’re getting the ball- you can’t play like that. Everybody has to be head up, in the game, locked in and we just have to be better. We will be, but it’s frustrating when you lose and you felt like you could have played better in the game.”

We saw first-hand what Murray is capable of when freelancing, as he put on a show against the Raiders in the comeback. However, performances like that cannot be what the team relies on to win games as they need to execute better.

As for the slow starts, Murray doesn’t have an answer for that. Why the Cardinals have to go down multiple scores before picking things up on offense is anyone’s guess.

“I wish I had the answer right now,” Murray said. “I’m not sure, besides, ‘Let’s start winning some football.’ The rest of the game is competitive. The first quarter, you can’t make anything happen. You can’t get anything going. It’s just bad football.”

Heading on the road to face off with the Carolina Panthers in Week 4, the Cardinals will look to get back to .500 after a big matchup with the surging Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5.