Former Eagles RB DeMarco Murray Says He’s Fresh Because He Took A Year Off in 2015


The Philadelphia Eagles big signing from last offseason, DeMarco Murray is headed to another home after he was traded to the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday. Chip Kelly’s scheme was not the best fit for Murray and he had a disappointing year, only gained 702 yards rushing on 193 carries.

In an interview with his new team, he jokingly said:

“I feel like I took a year off last year, so I am fresh,’’ Murray, with a smile, said on Wednesday.

He may have been joking, but it’s so true. Not something Eagles fans want to hear, but it is what it is. Murray got a little more serious after that.

“I have never been one to pay attention to the critics, but you obviously hear stuff and are around people and you hear things that are said and it definitely fires you up and motivates you,’’ Murray said. “I’m 100 percent [motivated]. The NFL is a place where you have to make the best of your opportunities, and every day is a challenge, every day is a competition. I look forward to competing every day and getting back on track and running the ball the way I know I can, and running plays I am intrigued by.”

“As a running back, everybody wants to run the ball. I know they have some great backs here already. I am excited to compete, and I am really excited to get things going,’’ Murray said.
“I have seen what coach Mularkey has done with a guy like Michael Turner in Atlanta and that excites me. Whatever they ask me to do I am willing to do it, whether it is carrying the ball 20 times, 30 times, whatever. I’m excited, and I am going to do my best to help this team out and do as much as I can.”

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