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Kliff Kingsbury Shares Explanation For Heated Sideline Exchange With Kyler Murray

Devon Platana
Arizona Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury has shared an explanation for a heated sideline exchange with QB Kyler Murray on Thursday night.
Arizona Cardinals HC Kliff Kingsbury has shared an explanation for a heated sideline exchange with QB Kyler Murray on Thursday night. / AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Arizona Cardinals fans had a ton of celebrating to do when their team defeated the New Orleans Saints, 42-34, on Thursday. The night wasn't without a bit of controversy, though, as Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury was spotted having a heated exchange with quarterback Kyler Murray during the second quarter.

Fortunately, it doesn't look like there's any bad blood between the coach and the player. Kingsbury told reporters after the game that the exchange was because the two sides "had a difference of opinion" regarding a timeout that was taken to reset the clock.

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Murray could be spotted telling Kingsbury to "calm the [expletive] down" after the aforementioned timeout was taken. According to the coach, his QB said that he "didn't look good on TV and acted kind of fiery" despite Kingsbury admitting that he likes to show his emotions.

The good news is that Murray is confident that the two can get back on the same page.

"We're good. We're going to make it right. We ended up scoring so that was good. But, yeah, that's all I was saying, just chill out."

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Wideout DeAndre Hopkins, who played his first game of the year after a PED suspension, told reporters that he liked seeing the duo fired up. He compared Kingsbury and Murray's situation to a marriage, adding that he enjoys "being a part of a team that two people are dedicated and that focused on winning."

Regardless of any sideline issues, the Cardinals still managed to prevail in the end. Murray ended up completing 20-of-29 passes for 204 passing yards and a touchdown, while Hopkins had 10 receptions for 103 receiving yards in his return.

Hopefully, Murray and Kingsbury smooth things out before next week. After all, they have a tough Week 8 test when they face the Minnesota Vikings on the road on Sunday, Oct. 30.

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