Kyler Murray’s second preseason start was embarrassing

Kyler Murray’s debut against Los Angeles was exciting and by most accounts he looked very good. Week two was the complete opposite. The number one overall pick couldn’t even execute the shotgun correctly and was called for two (questionable) false start penalties and things got worse from there. The Cardinals were flagged for four penalties on their first possession alone and didn’t get past the 50 yard line until the second quarter.

Kyler’s official stats looked like this....

 

The stats speak for themselves but things LOOKED worse. The offensive line is a big question mark this season and they didn’t look ready against the Raiders on Thursday. They got smoked on a blitz near the goal line and Kyler was forced to take a sack for a safety.

 

It’s easy to overreact to such an embarrassment on national television but we have to remember the Cardinals are in a rebuild. Rookie coach. Rookie QB. Rookie WR’s galore and an unproven and still unseen offensive system. The Cardinals getting smoked like this was the best thing that could have happened to them. Kyler NEEDS to learn to lose and learn from his mistakes so now Kyler needs to show he can bounce back after some adversity when he takes the ball in week three.

Do do you think an embarrassing first quarter against the Raiders is a sign of things to come? Or should we be pumping the brakes hard and just see what happens when the air-raid really gets unloaded in week one against Detroit?

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