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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Thud.
That pretty much sums up the rough night at the office for prized Arizona Cardinals rookie Kyler Murray, who met the NFL learning curve in full force.
On his first snap against the Oakland Raiders, Murray escaped the pocket and ran out of bounds.
Never mind the popcorn. Little did we know that short scramble would rank as one of Murray’s highlights.
On his last snap, he was sacked in the end zone by safety Lamarcus Joyner for a safety — thanks to yet another Raiders blitz that kept the young quarterback constantly on the move.
In between, the blitzes were compounded by even more penalties that helped derail whatever good intentions Murray came to work with.
After an impressive preseason debut, Kyler Murray regressed in his second NFL game. (Photo: Mark J. Rebilas, USA TODAY Sports)
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