DeMarco Murray takes 'responsibility' for Philly failure


DeMarco Murray became a punch line in Philadelphia before getting his wish to leave granted in a trade to Tennessee.


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On Monday, the running back took responsibility for the nosedive in Philly, telling 102.5 The Game in Nashville he respects the Eagles' organization, but wouldn't detail why the match didn't work.

"I wouldn't say I was in the wrong relationship at all," Murray said, via "They have a great team there, great owner in Jeffrey. Howie and Jeff, they do a great job. They know what they want in the team, personnel wise. It was just a relationship that didn't work, for whatever reason. I'm not going to go into the details of that. I have a really good relationship with those guys.

"But I was very fortunate to work with those guys and get a trade done. Things didn't work out. I look in the mirror and don't blame anyone. I take full responsibility for it. I just try to move on and work hard and try to make the best of the opportunity I'm given."

It's worth noting that Murray did not mention Chip Kelly during the interview, with whom the running back reportedly had the most misgivings.

Murray agreed to a five-year contract with the Eagles last offseason worth $40 million, with more than $20 million guaranteed. He then rushed just 193 times for 702 yards, earning the ire of Philly fans with his paltry 3.6 yards per carry average.

The 28-year-old running back shouldered the responsibility for the failure. Now he's expected to shoulder the load for the Titans' backfield.