The dynamic between Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray and HC Kliff Kingsbury is very unique. Kingsbury recruited Murray out of high school before eventually hand-picking him for the No. 1 overall pick upon taking the Cardinals job.
Murray and Kingsbury have joked on occasion about the other’s temper, and that again flared on Thursday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints.
Murray was seemingly frustrated after Kingsbury called a timeout late in the first half on first-and-goal, and he proceeded to walk over and yell at his head coach.
DeAndre Hopkins could be seen calming quarterback Kyler Murray down after the 25-year-old was fuming at coach Kliff Kingsbury.
After the game, Murray responded to the situation.
“It was just in the moment and after that, we’re all good,” Murray said.
“You know he’s over there, he’s sometimes real animated over on the sidelines sometimes,” Murray said postgame. “It’s never ‘calm down we’re good, we are going to make it right,’ and we ended up scoring so that was good.”
Kingsbury had a similar short answer:
“We had a difference of opinion.”
“It was just one of those things on the field. We had a difference of opinion,” Kingsbury said. “Yeah, he said I didn’t look good on TV and acted kind of fiery. So, I don’t know. It’s the Gen-Z thing on TV ‘calm down,’ but I like showing emotion.”
The Cardinals responded well after the shouting as they scored a touchdown on the very next play. Rookie running back Keaontay Ingram punched the ball in for his first career touchdown.
The Cardinals won the game 42-34.