After today’s pitiful loss to the Redskins, DeMarco Murray sounded off about the number of carries he’s getting. Specifically, according to Eliot Shorr-Parks, that the number is too low:
“Do I think I’m touching the ball? Umm…No I’m not. I don’t think I am … I knew what I was coming in here to do. I knew I was going to be the guy. I knew (Darren) Sproles and (Ryan) Mathews were two great backs. I knew with this offense, a lot of guys touch the ball.”
Last year, Murray touched the ball – and this is mathematical – a whole bunch. This year, not a ton:
DeMarco Murray rushing at this point last year: 99 carries, 534 yards, 5 TDs.
DeMarco Murray rushing now: 29 carries, 47 yards, 1 TD.
— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) October 4, 2015
It’s baffling that Murray isn’t getting the ball more, but that’s just one of many baffling things going on with Chip Kelly’s gameplan.