“Calm down!” Cardinals QB Kyler Murray yells at his excited head coach Kliff Kingsbury after panicked timeout in victory over Saints… but the two say they are ‘good’ after heated sideline exchange
- Cardinals QB Kyler Murray was seen on Thursday yelling at coach Kliff Kingsbury
- After the Cardinals called a panic time-out, Kingsbury became visibly upset
- Murray told his coach to calm ‘the f*** down’ as he approached the sidelines
- The two continued to argue for a while, but both have since said they’re “good”
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury got into a heated sideline exchange in the win over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, though both played down the altercation with reporters during post-game press conferences.
“We’re good,” Murray said.
Thursday Night Football viewers can be forgiven for thinking otherwise, especially after announcer Al Michaels said Murray ‘barked’ in Kingsbury.
The former Heisman Trophy winner was seen twice yelling at Kingsbury to ‘calm the shit out’ after the Cardinals Coach called a panicky time-out in the second quarter of the 42-34 win.
“The clock was running out and we couldn’t get rid of the play we were trying to play,” Murray told reporters. “So it was, I guess it’s my fault. I’ll take it.’
Kyler Murray was ‘barking’ in Kingsbury, according to Al Michaels of Thursday Night Football
Kyler Murray told reporters afterwards that he and coach Kliff Kingsbury are on good terms
The two continued to argue during timeout until Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins intervened to calm the situation.
The two continued to argue during timeout until Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who was returning from a six-game performance-enhancing drug ban, intervened to calm the situation.
“He’s really animated there on the sidelines at times,” Murray said, referring to Kingsbury’s “antics.”
Murray didn’t seem to have any hard feelings afterwards.
“We’re good,” Murray said. “We’re going to make it right. In the end we scored, so that was good. But hey, that’s all I said, just relax.
‘I’m not surprised if I don’t think it disturbs him. We’re just trying to win. In the moment type. Then we’ll be fine.’
Kingsbury made fun of the situation.
“He said I didn’t look good on TV when I was so fiery,” Kingsbury joked. “I don’t know, I think it’s a Gen Z thing. “You’re on TV, so take it easy.”
‘I like to show emotions.’
Murray played pretty well on Monday, completing 20 of 29 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown, while adding another 30 yards on seven carries. Most importantly, he made 10 contact with Hopkins for 104 yards as the Cardinals broke an eight-game home loss streak.
Thursday’s game tied the knot at 2 p.m. until Saints quarterback Andy Dalton threw a pair of interceptions that were both returned for touchdowns.