Philadelphia Eagles players were understandably upset following the team's 23-20 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday afternoon. One of those players includes DeMarco Murray, who is also apparently upset with his limited workload.
Is DeMarco Murray getting enough touches? Murray: "No, I'm not. I don't think I am."...Said he knew what he signed up for, but expected more— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) October 4, 2015
Murray entered Philadelphia's Week 4 game with a mere 11 yards gained on 21 rushing attempts. He also had nine receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown. Against Washington, Murray ran eight times for 36 yards (4.5 average), including a season long gain of 30. He also caught the ball twice for 12 yards.
It's a little odd to see Murray complaining about his workload considering he was ruled questionable heading into this game after suffering a hamstring tweak. Perhaps the Eagles were trying to ease him back in.
The 2014 NFL leading rusher has been a big disappointment in Philadelphia after signing a five-year, $40 million contract earlier this offseason. To Murray's defense, the Eagles' run blocking has been far from stellar. But in order for him to earn more touches, he's going to have to produce with the ones he gets.
Before Murray is portrayed as a total malcontent, it should be noted he also said this:
Murray: "I love this offense, I love playing with these guys. It’s how it is."— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) October 4, 2015