Kyler Murray’s explosiveness will be a challenge for the Giants
The New York Giants’ defense stood up and shutdown one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL last week in Russell Wilson, who can also pose problems for opposing defenses with his legs due to his mobility.
This week the Giants will once again be facing a mobile quarterback in Kyler Murray of the Arizona Cardinals, But he’s not like Wilson. Murray can take off and score a touchdown on any given play whereas Wilson doesn’t possess that kind of speed and explosiveness.
Giants’ defensive coordinator Patrick Graham knows that Murray is a different player because of his “true speed.”
Wilson was able to take off for a few runs against the Giants. If Murray is able to take off as well, it could be a bigger problem for the Giants so it will be interesting to see what kind of scheme Graham comes up with this week.
So far this season Murray has 102 carries for 665 yards and 10 touchdowns with an average of 6.5 yards per carry. The last three games Murray has been shut down on the ground with five carries per game. Two of those games he only had 15 yards on the ground and the other he had 31. The Giants will certainly want to look at that film and use what they have seen other teams do to keep him at bay.