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Cardinals’ Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury play down secondary incident: ‘I guess it’s a Gen Z thing’


In the Arizona Cardinals’ 42-34 victory over New Orleans Saints On Thursday Night Football, cameras caught an exchange between Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray and head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Late in the second quarter, Murray was returned to the sidelines of the cardinals after having to take a time out when cameras caught the fourth-year quarterback yelling at his head coach.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury watches the field against the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium on October 9, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.
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“Calm the f— down! Calm the f— down!” Murray could be seen saying.

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The two continued to have words before wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins got between them.

The quarterback and head coach played down the incident, with Murray saying Kingsbury can be “really lively” at times.

“He’s really lively out there on the sidelines at times,” Murray said after the game.

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Kingsbury said at their post-match press conference that the two had a “difference of opinion”.

“He said I didn’t look good on TV. Acting so fiery,” Kingsbury said after the game. “I guess it’s a Gen Z thing. ‘You’re on TV so calm down.’ I like to show emotion.”

Arizona Cardinals No. 1 Kyler Murray reacts during the second half of a game between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints at State Farm Stadium on October 20, 2022 in Glendale, in Arizona.

Arizona Cardinals No. 1 Kyler Murray reacts during the second half of a game between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints at State Farm Stadium on October 20, 2022 in Glendale, in Arizona.
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Murray said everything was fine between him and Kingsbury, saying he just wanted his head coach to calm down.

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“Calm down. We’re fine,” Murray said. “We’re going to make it right. We ended up scoring, so that was good. But, yeah, that’s all I was saying. Relax.

“I don’t mind, or I don’t think he minds. We’re just trying to win. In the kind of moment. After that, we’re good.”

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Arizona’s victory shattered a two consecutive games without defeatmoving the Cardinals to 3-4 this season.

Arizona Cardinals No. 1 Kyler Murray celebrates after returning a touchdown during the second half of a game against the New Orleans Saints in a game at State Farm Stadium on October 20, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.

Arizona Cardinals No. 1 Kyler Murray celebrates after returning a touchdown during the second half of a game against the New Orleans Saints in a game at State Farm Stadium on October 20, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.
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Hopkins made his regular season debut after missing the first six games due to a PED suspension. Hopkins had 10 catches for 103 yards.

“It’s a different deal with him. The confidence that the other guys around him are playing with,” Kingsbury said of Hopkins, according to USA Today. “It’s good that he’s back.”

Arizona will face the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8.



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