Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray #1 walks onto the field before the NFL preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens at State Farm Stadium on August 21, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona. The Ravens beat the Cardinals 24-17. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The Arizona Cardinals’ inconsistencies did them a disservice in the team’s 24-17 loss to the preseason juggernaut Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.
Among the more glaring issues was the team’s inability to wrap the guys up.
Arizona Sports Cardinals reporter Tyler Drake and 98.7 FM afternoon contributor Erik Ruby take a look at this, the unceremonious debut of rookie tight end Trey McBride, quarterback Trace McSorley is out and running back Eno Benjamin’s lackluster second performance after an impressive offseason.
All was not bad, however.
Wide receiver Andy Isabella continued his strong preseason game with five catches for 54 yards and some chain-shifting defensive pass interference.
So did Victor Dimukeje, who didn’t jump off the stat sheet but put on another solid performance.
Rookie cornerback Christian Matthew was all over the field and led the team with seven tackles on the night.
Linebacker Zaven Collins also seemed much quicker, although he still had his moments of inconsistency.
But it was quarterback Kyler Murray who stole the show with his playing skills to end the night.
All the smiles of a calling game @K1.
—Tyler Drake (@Tdrake4sports) August 22, 2022
Picking up the helm for nearly two full quarters, Murray helped craft two records with McSorley and fellow QB Jarrett Guarantano.
Unfortunately for the pseudo-offensive coordinator, the comeback offer fell through in the final moments of Sunday’s loss.
How much stock should go in Murray’s playing abilities? And how much will this different perspective help the QB going forward?
Drake and Ruby discuss this and more in the latest episode of Cardinals Corner, a Arizona Sports podcast.