Hard Knock Blocks: Louis Murphy Blows up Eagles
Louis Murphy and Tenacious B…locking
Normally a protected species, so much so that they grace every bill ever printed in this country… not on this October day. The Oakland Coliseum was littered with dead Eagles, courtesy of Louis Murphy and Zach Miller of the Raiders.
Louis Murphy has endeared himself to Oakland fans in his short Raiders tenure, proving himself to be a fiery, hard-working receiver with big play ability. But thats not why I love Louis Murphy. I love Louis Murphy because of one play which I believe deserves entry into any “how to be a complete wide receiver 101″ manual as a case study for aspiring high school wideouts…
Blocking Heart & Desire: Louis Murphy Oakland Raiders WR Video
Louis Murphy sprints upfield and lays out #27 Quintin Mikell with a punishing decleater block. Not satisfied, Murphy caught up to the play again and delivered a second block completely walling off Ellis Hobbs with pure heart and hustle, and finally Murphy made himself a crash test dummy and sealed Miller with a final body block on Antonio Dixon…. allowing Zach Miller to cruise into the end zone on an 86-yard catch-and-run.
Anybody else tearing the “#18 Moss” jersey up to make it read “#18 Murphy” yet, or at least wondering aloud if the “other #18″ of recent Raiders history would have put forth this kind of effort?
…uhhh, yeah right.