Arizona Cardinals fans need to put brakes on Rosen calls
After below average outing for Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback Sam Bradford, calls for Josh Rosen are being made
It didn’t take long for Arizona Cardinals fans to start calling for rookie quarterback Josh Rosen to take over for starting quarterback Sam Bradford. In fact, the first half of Sunday’s loss to the Washington Redskins it was already happening.
It picked up significantly after the game on Sunday however. The Cardinals had a lot of issues on Sunday on both sides of the ball but apparently for some, Rosen cure’s all.
Just put on the brakes my friends. I want to see Rosen as much as the next guy. It is going to take some time. He’s just not ready yet.
The regular season is a completely different beast in the NFL. He was given a vanilla offense to play with in the preseason.
He’s getting there and it likely won’t take all season for him to have a full grasp of the Cardinals playbook. But he’s just not ready.
There is also the notion that Bradford needs to be given a chance. Sunday was just game one of 16. That’s as in there are still 15 games to go.
Even the post game talk show on Arizona Sports 98.7 won’t have any of it. They hung up on a caller Sunday after just mentioning Rosen’s name. They knew where it was going.
With all but one team in the division losing in week one, there is no need to panic. Do things look more promising this week against the Los Angeles Rams? No, certainly not.
At this point we should want to see improvement from Bradford at the very least. Don’t expect him to go out and work miracles and all of a sudden do a complete 180 and complete 80 percent of his passes for four touchdowns.
It just won’t happen. If he can go turnover free and move the ball up and down the field with a little more consistency and be able to sustain longer drives, that’s a step in the right direction, win or lose.
Give Bradford at least a month, maybe a month and a half or up until the bye week in week nine. If by then, there has been little improvement and it appears the Cardinals won’t be contenders, then head coach Steve Wilks can consider putting Rosen in and seeing what he can do.