June 23, 2021

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‘You Just Didn’t Know Which Team You Were Getting’

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'You Just Didn't Know Which Team You Were Getting'

Kyler Murray couldn’t argue with the idea the Cardinals were a mystery team in 2020.

“It was like, you just didn’t know which team you were getting,” the Cardinals quarterback said Monday during an appearance on the “Pat McAfee Show,” part of a car wash of interviews Murray was doing for Super Bowl week.

“That comes down to us being inconsistent,” Murray added. “For me, it starts with the little things, and I have said it before, organizations that win, they do everything right. They do everything the right way. Attention to detail, the small things. I’ve said, how you do anything is how you do everything.

“We’ve got to get to the point where we do everything the right way, we don’t take any stuff for granted. I think that’ll change the narrative or feel around the organization. The Cardinals, we haven’t really won a lot as far as an organization.”

Murray reiterated he had a “transformation” from the end of his rookie season into his second year, and that showed on the field – at least most of the time. While Murray did lose two more fumbles in 2020 than 2019, he improved in every other category: completion percentage, yards, yards per pass, touchdown passes, rushing yards, sacks per attempt.

He also said he has “definitely seen the growth” in coach Kliff Kingsbury.

“That first year I think we both had to get used to the league,” Murray said. “It’s the highest level, it’s the elite of the elite, everyone is good, and it took a second. But I think Year 2, we came out, we made strides, we showed flashes, and now it’s about putting it together each and every week.”