And now he’s hurt.
On Wednesday, after meeting with coach Chip Kelly, who asked him about those comments, he said: “You guys are blowing things out of proportion, point-blank. He won’t go today and we’ll see how he does tomorrow and Saturday to make a determination on whether he will play on Sunday”. The Eagles were stifled offensively – they gained seven yards rushing and a total of 226 yards in the game. So there’s that. Philly has been a mess so far, losing in Atlanta 26-24 to start the year and then falling to the Cowboys at home, 20-10. Injured players are not required to meet with the media but certainly not prohibited except in cases involving recovery from concussions. Frank said that if Murray doesn’t play, it might actually be good for his stats, because then he’ll finish with no yards instead of negative yards. You have no doubt noticed that the offense has been awful. Once the Jets have to be wary of defending the deep pass, the running game will also re-ignite.
Whether there was any truth to what Huff says or not, one thing is for sure: Kelly better figure things out, and figure them out soon. If that doesn’t work, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the focal point, and it’s possible the Jets may need a contribution from former No. 3 WR Jeremy Kerley, a forgotten man so far this season.
Two years after the Eagles had the best rushing offense in the National Football League, they now have the worst.
But the Eagles’ first-round draft pick in 2014 will likely get on to the field Sunday against the Jets for the first time this season because of injuries to defensive linemen Cedric Thornton and Taylor Hart, and inside linebackers Kiko Alonso and Mychal Kendricks.
Meanwhile, the Eagles running backs aren’t giving Bradford the space he needs to air it out. No wonder Murray was so visibly upset on the sideline against Dallas. To hang with Indiana, you’ve got to be able to score. “I think that’s why we have to spend some more time watching tape this week to try to get a view on what they’re doing”.
DeMarco Murray added injury to insult Wednesday. Full stop. He had six snaps against Dallas. “I’m not going to sit here and say that I love the decision”. “I think Ryan and DeMarco are similar type players”. And if you think the defense is good now, just wait until Greg Hardy, Rolando McClain, and Randy Gregory join them. Mathews and Murray have been similarly ignored in terms of the playcalling, which has led to them being similarly underproductive. He has an injury history. Swapping one out for the other shouldn’t be very hard at all. He had one carry, a new low for the veteran of five years.
The Jets have lived up to their preseason billing with a revamped defense forcing 10 turnovers through two games, while shutting down the Browns and, more notably, Andrew Luck’s Colts.
Curry, who hasn’t gotten as much play at outside linebacker as he’d hoped when he was moved just before the season, was leery of saying he might play more now at defensive end. Once I get into a game, I’m going to take it one play at a time.