VIDEO: Raiders' Lamarcus Joyner Takes Shot at Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury's Air Raid Offense

David Hayes
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To say that Oakland Raiders' veteran free safety Lamarcus Joyner lacks a certain level of respect for Arizona Cardinals' head coach Kliff Kingsbury and his Air Raid offense would be the understatement of the year.

In fact, after the Raiders' defense held Kingsbury's star rookie quarterback and 2019 NFL Draft No. 1 overall pick Kyler Murray to 3-for-8 on passing attempts for 12 total yards and two sacks, Joyner literally laughed off questions about how competing against Kingsbury's signature offense made him feel.

Joyner even referred to Kingsbury's Air Raid offense as "pretty boy football," before claiming it makes him want to "run that kind of offense out of the NFL," while wearing an enormous grin.

While the disrespect was palpable, or even laughable in Joyner's case, it's hard to take anything away from the confidence of a man that sacked the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner and highly-touted Murray for a safety that helped lead Oakland to a win in Thursday night's Week 2 NFL preseason game.

Of course, it's still the preseason, but there have already been calls for concern in regards to Kingsbury's offense translating from college football to the NFL. Considering Kingsbury led the Texas Tech Red Raiders to a 13-16 record in the 29 games he had reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes at QB in college, I think any degree of skepticism seems fair at this point.


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