Demarco Murray was a one game wonder. He is the to Chumbawamba of the NFL.
He was fun to watch take an opportunity and literally and figuratively run with it , but he does not have enough to say he will do it again or that he will show some sign of consistency.
Everyone likes to listen to a song on repeat over and over until it grows dull and people have done similar with Murray, grabbing him after his great game last Sunday.
Well, do not get too overzealous with him.
He has the opportunity for a big game with the Eagles defense being in shambles. Philadelphia to this point has allowed most yards per game (170 yards per game) to opposing running backs in 2011.
He also will more than likely get the majority of the carries because Felix Jones has a high ankle sprain and Tashard Choice, the only other "experienced" back was cut from the team to make way for rookie linebacker Bruce Carter. Only Murray and fellow rookie running back Phillip Tanner are scheduled to rush the ball against the Eagles.
This is a set up for a big game for Murray, but the lack of true NFL touches (especially over a course of a full game) is going to catch up with him. Murray only has 50 carries in his entire career. Half of those carries came against the St. Louis Rams last week.
Murray more than likely will have a good start out of the gate and then will even out over the course of the game as the Eagles start to learn how to plan for him.
The inexperience will catch up with Murray when the Eagles start throwing blitz packages at him to throw off the running game.
Murray will not know how to read the blitz’s and see how to change up his run accordingly.
The Eagles, for all their missteps on defense against the run this season, have not met up with a back that lacks so much in experience.
This one game wonder is not one to gamble on this week against the Eagles.