Kyler Murray: ‘Good Will Come Out Of’ Coaching Change
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray says the departure of head coach Kliff Kingsbury was ‘necessary’, and sees better times ahead.
The 25-year-old’s 2022 season never truly got going before it ended permanently. Arizona started 3-6 with Kyler Murray only passing above 280 yards in two games.
His availability for the new season is in question after he tore his ACL in December 2022. When he returns, he’ll be playing under new head coach Jonathan Gannon and offensive coordinator Drew Petzing.
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Kyler Murray delivered a withering assessment of last season, and said the Cardinals can excel under the new regime.
“I’m thinking of stuff that I wasn’t part of, like the draft, who we were gonna get, young players coming out,” Murray said.
“The whole (last) year was (expletive). It happened for a reason. The things we were doing weren’t sustainable for success.
“It was necessary and in turn good will come out of what happened.”
It sounds as if the injury downtime has given him some time to reflect. The 5th year pro has pledged to be more coachable and more considered in interactions with his teammates.
“I’ve got to respect the person or understand the ins and outs or the rhymes and reasons for what we are doing,” Murray said.
“I’m going to listen. I’m going to be coachable and I’m going to do it to the best of my ability, but if the (expletive) ain’t working, at some point, we all have to look in the mirror.
“As far as growing from my rookie year to now, learning how to be one with your emotions, understanding how to talk to people. Some people are able to take the harsh way, and I am naturally that way, or do I need to give them a little love and that’s part of the quarterback position. … And (learning) what can I do better, how can I be better, how can I make the guys around me better? It’s a team sport. We all have to be locked in.”