The debut was what you wanted to see from the rookie.
Kyler Murray was poised, cool, calm and collected. He showed how well he knows this offense and on one play, that was called back because of fellow rookie KeeSean Johnson, we saw how he can help this offensive line.
And boy does it need help in pass protection.
The Arizona Cardinals run blocking was not awful. Don’t get me wrong, it was not good, but average is all the Cardinals need.
Yet, the pass protection was miserable.
The starters and the backups.
The Chargers gave some different looks, but there were four plays where they were just completely lost in protection and when the Cardinals go backwards, they’re not good enough to make it up… right now.
It was all you wanted to see when you don’t score a touchdown.
The Arizona Cardinals offense showed some tempo and looked like they were in sync at times, especially to end the half and put up six.
Now, we get the real show in the second half.
Let’s see how that goes.