PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — 29 carries for 47 yards and one rushing touchdown in three games, for the Philadelphia Eagles’ top running back DeMarco Murray.READ MORE: Spring Garden Community Pantry Collects Winter Gear For Those In Need On Black Friday
That’s not going to cut it. And Murray isn’t happy about it.
“Do I think I’m touching the ball [enough]?” Murray said after the Eagles’ 23-20 loss to the Redskins on Sunday. “No, I’m not. I don’t think I am. But it’s the plays that are being called. I love this offense. I love playing with these guys. It’s just how it is.”
In the team’s Week 4 loss, Murray’s first carry went for 30 yards. However, he finished the game with eight carries for 36 yards.READ MORE: Dozens Of Mom-And-Pop Shops In Manayunk Prepare For Small Business Saturday
“It is what it is,” Murray said. “We’ll all watch film and get better. Everyone has to get better. Losing a game like this in the division, going 0-2 in the division, it sucks.”
After trading LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, the Eagles signed Murray—the NFL’s reigning rushing champion—in the offseason to a five-year $40 million contract with $21 million guaranteed. But the Eagles did not stop there, as they also signed former San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews to a three-year deal.
“I knew what I was coming here to do,” Murray said. “I knew I was going to be the guy. I knew [Darren] Sproles and Mathews are two great backs. I knew a lot of guys touch the ball. That’s how they make a lot of plays. It’s about executing plays and us being better.MORE NEWS: Stray Bullet Kills Man Eating Thanksgiving Dinner Inside Norristown Home, Police Say
“At the end of the day, you’ve got to make plays. We’re here for a reason. We’ve got to get more opportunities and get the ball in our playmakers’ hands. We’re 1-3. It’s pretty frustrating.”