Murray Realizes the Grass Ain’t Greener in Philly
Even if it's Eagles Green
Eagles’ Big Ticket Item is Defective.
The NFC East has become the NFC Least. The Cowboys’ lost starting quarterback Tony Romo with a fractured clavicle. The Eagles were defeated by Dallas, but their running game was non-existent. Philadelphia’s RB DeMarco Murray had two yards rushing on 13 carries. The beloved New York Giants lost a double-digit lead to the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter and then lost the game. But Murray’s two yards of production was shocking.
The Eagles signed Murray, the 2014 rushing champion to a five year, $42 million free agent contract, in hopes of replacing the production of LeSean McCoy. McCoy was the Eagles all-time leading rusher but was not a Chip Kelly favorite. Shady McCoy was traded to the Bills last week. Two games into the Murray experiment and it looks like a bad move. He’s looked lost in Kelly’s single back running attack and ineffective behind the Eagles O-line.
Murray said that the main reason he signed with the Cowboys’ rival was that the Eagles gave him the best chance to compete for a Super Bowl. So much for that theory. Quite honestly, it couldn’t happen to a better player. A former Cowboy now struggling with the Eagles. Murray deserves his struggles. Update: Demarco Murray left Wednesday’s practice with a tight hamstring.