Cardinals “stole” play that left Kyler Murray smiling before touchdown toss

Cris Collinsworth called the play “strange from the start.” That’s exactly what the Cardinals planned.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="As the the entire offense looked right, toward the team’s sideline, center Mason Cole snapped the ball to Kyler Murray. The offensive line paused a second or two as DeAndre Hopkins raced by a “napping” Quinton Dunbar.» data-reactid=»17″>As the the entire offense looked right, toward the team’s sideline, center Mason Cole snapped the ball to Kyler Murray. The offensive line paused a second or two as DeAndre Hopkins raced by a “napping” Quinton Dunbar.

Replays showed Murray with a wide smile before uncorking the 35-yard touchdown pass to Hopkins along the sideline.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="“We stole [the play] from Ohio State,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury revealed Monday, via Darren Urban of the team website. “They ran it against Michigan. Looking to the side like you’re getting a play and try to catch them off guard. Ohio State had it wide open, and the kid dropped it. I like the play. It unsettles the DBs and our guys did a great job of executing it. Obviously, it was a great throw and a great catch by Hop, but even if we don’t hit it, we kind of freak them out the remainder of the game.”» data-reactid=»23″>“We stole [the play] from Ohio State,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury revealed Monday, via Darren Urban of the team website. “They ran it against Michigan. Looking to the side like you’re getting a play and try to catch them off guard. Ohio State had it wide open, and the kid dropped it. I like the play. It unsettles the DBs and our guys did a great job of executing it. Obviously, it was a great throw and a great catch by Hop, but even if we don’t hit it, we kind of freak them out the remainder of the game.”

Of course, some would say it doesn’t take a lot to “freak out” the NFL’s 32nd-ranked defense. The Cardinals finished with 519 yards.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Cardinals “stole” play that left Kyler Murray smiling before touchdown toss originally appeared on Pro Football Talk» data-reactid=»25″>Cardinals “stole” play that left Kyler Murray smiling before touchdown toss originally appeared on Pro Football Talk