Quotes From Day One Of Kansas City Chiefs Rookie Minicamp: Dee Ford, Aaron Murray And De'Anthony Thomas

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Q: How is your knee?

MURRY: “It’s good, feels great. There’s no second thought. There’s no ‘be careful on the knee.’ ‘Don’t slip into a throw.’ It’s all just go out there and play and have fun and execute the play. It feels awesome.”

Q: Would you say you’re 100 percent?

MURRAY: “Yeah. I feel great. There are no hesitations. I’m able to do everything I need to do.”

Q: How long have you felt comfortable with the knee?

MURRAY: “I’ve been doing rollouts, cutting, jumping and all of that kind of stuff for probably close to two months. It’s been a constant of just getting better, getting stronger, gaining trust in the knee.”

Q: Was it good to get over the mental hurdle with guys running at you and rushing the passer?

MURRAY: “Yeah. It was a nice mental hurdle to get over knowing that I have to trust it. I have to trust my throws. I can’t worry about what’s going on in front of me. It’s not a second thought right now. It’s just a reaction and playing football.”

Q: How are you getting accustomed to everything here in KC?

MURRAY: “Just studying. That’s all you can really do right now as a rookie. Just getting your nose in the playbook, learn as much as you can from the playbook. You can’t go out there and execute, you can’t go out here and play to your full potential or play fast when you’re thinking. That’s the hard part for all the rookies where we can be sometimes hesitant because we don’t exactly get what we’re doing, so the best thing we can do and the thing I’ve been doing day-in and day-out is just studying my playbook, making sure I know the thing in and out so when I come out it’s just playing, reacting and making throws.”

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  • Jacob

    It’s unfortunate that DAT didn’t address whether or not he’s ready to contribute to the team.

    • Phillip Maxwell


  • mnelson52

    DAT just made his 1st rookie mistake. That statement was dumb. He’s never been in Reid’s complicated system, he doesn’t know his teammates, he is building no chemistry, and says there will be no setbacks at all. Even the vets know how important it is to show up when they already know a lot more than the rookies.

    • superman_25_58

      DAT will be just fine and won’t have much of a set back as long as he continues to work out, study his film and playbooks. Remember he has played in Chip Kelleys fast paced offense in college which translated to the NFL pretty well considering the Eagles went to the playoffs in Chips first year as a NFL head coach. This kid is a play maker plain and simple.

  • Andy

    I must have missed why DAT will miss OTA. Someone enlighten me please

  • Jim Harper

    I am a little put off that Murray is getting so much attention when he was just a 5th round pick. I am not ready to kick AS11 to the curb and hand the keys to the kingdom to Murray, and it bothers me that Alex has not gotten his well deserved extension.

  • PunjabiPete

    No offense to you at all, Ben, but these articles seem to follow a very tight script:

    Reporter: What do you think about *injury, position change, anything, really*
    Player: I’m just here to put in work and contribute, and go out and compete, and something something Playbook
    Reporter: *slightly more probing question*
    Player: *laughs* Yeah, I just use that as a way to get better, you can never be too humble, just get out there and put it all on the field.
    Reporter: * Asks about the time player killed 15 clowns outside a biker bar in Odessa, Mo.*
    Player: I just put it all in God’s hands and show up ready to play; wherever coach puts me I’m ready to go

    -aaaaaand scene.