• Brian L. Barefield

Confidence Builder Cardinals QB Has Strong Message To His Head Coach After Missed Field Goal

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One thing I have always admired about Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is his confidence. Whether it be leading his high school team to three state championships never losing a game in the 42 he started. Or winning the Heisman Trophy at the University of Oklahoma after starting just one year and becoming the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He has and always will believe that he can get the job done.

Murray had to relay that message to his head coach Kliff Kingsbury after the Cardinals pulled off a stunning come from behind overtime victory over divisional rival Seattle Seahawks for their first home win over Seattle since 2012. During a press conference on Monday, Murray told reporters that he had a conversation with Kingsbury after kicker Zane Gonzalez missed a 41-yard field goal in overtime on a second down play.

“Don’t ever be conservative again,” said Murray. “I got you.”

After the missed field goal, it looked as if superstar Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson would once again pull off some late game heroics and save the game for Seattle who blew a 10-point lead with 6:44 left to play in regulation. Yet, this time it was Wilson who would actually give the Cardinals momentum as he threw his third interception of the night to give the ball back to Arizona.

Gonzales would redeem himself with a game-winning 48-yard field goal to give the Cardinals the victory over the undefeated Seahawks.

“These are the games you dream about,” an excited Murray said after the game. “I’m super proud of the team after the way we started. They never gave up."

If Kingsbury knows what’s best for him, he will never give up so early either by taking the ball out of the hands of Murray who measures 5’10 in height but plays with the confidence of a man who is 6’4 standing flat-footed.

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