Kyler Murray completed 23 of 41 passes for 257 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday’s 30-12 loss to the Lions. Murray struggled in the first game since his favorite target DeAndre Hopkins was shut down for the remainder of the regular season.
The Lions did a great job of keeping the mobile quarterback from making plays with his legs as he finished with three yards on four rushing attempts.
Speaking this week on “The Dave Pasch Podcast,” retired former Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer questioned Murray’s leadership ability after that bad loss.
“The thing that concerns me is some of the leadership deficiencies that I’ve seen,” said Palmer, per Jeremy Cluff of the Arizona Republic. “Some of the body language that I have seen from Kyler. When you are down in Detroit, even though you are faking it, you need to keep a ‘rah rah’ face on. There’s just certain things you need to do as a quarterback that he’s still young, he’s still learning, he’s still working his way through.”
His body language has been called out several times.
The Arizona Cardinals had the best record in the NFL a couple of weeks ago, and were in a great position to land the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. Two straight losses now has the team just fighting to host an NFL postseason game.
The Cardinals (10-4) dropped to the No. 4 seed in the NFL playoffs with their loss to the Detroit Lions.