Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray says Arizona was ‘schematically F***ED’ in loss to Chargers, heightening rift rumors with coach Kliff Kingsbury
- Kyler Murray raised his eyebrows after the game with comments about an interception play
- The QB said there were issues with a scheme as he was picked on the second
- Arizona lost its second straight game, falling to a surprising 4-8 record
- Rumors of a fractured relationship will only intensify after the conference
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray made a damning claim after the franchise’s last-minute loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.
In the underbelly of the University of Phoenix Stadium, Murray admitted his team was schematically “f*****” on a critical play in their 25-24 loss to Justin Herbert and Co.
Murray was intercepted on a 4th-and-1 play where the quarterback threw a fly ball to All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins with the Cardinals leading 10-7 with 7:10 left in the first half.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray looks completely dejected after second straight loss
Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. knocked out Murray and five plays later the Chargers scored a touchdown.
Asked about post-match play, Murray offered a startling explanation, which could be seen as a veiled shot at head coach Kliff Kingsbury.
The little signalman scored three touchdowns on Sunday (two passing and one rushing)
“It wasn’t for Hop actually,” Murray said. “Schematically, we were a bit screwed.”
The comment will only fuel rumors of a rift between the pair after they had a public spat on the pitch earlier this season.
Murray and head coach Kingsbury had a tense exchange in an October win over the New Orleans Saints in which the quarterback yelled at his coach to ‘calm the f*** down’ .
Despite previous repeated attempts to defuse the situation, many in the NFL world believe there is more to it than meets the eye.
The former Oklahoma QB played down rumors of a rift with head coach Kliff Kingsbury on Sunday
Once again, the former Heisman Trophy winner took his time on the podium to state publicly that there was no problem between the two.
“There is no tension,” Murray said of his relationship with Kingsbury at the post-match press conference.
“I think all of that from this whole season, it’s just that it’s not what anybody wanted or was planning to do.” Between me and him though, we’re good.
LA Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. knocked out Murray during the second quarter in Arizona
Murray (L) and Kliff Kingsbury (C) feuded until WR DeAndre Hopkins stepped in in October