The argument for and against Rosen
At this point, some are saying make a move now while the season isn’t lost yet. Others are saying not yet because the season isn’t lost yet. It’s two games.
Clearly something needs to change though. The quarterback is going to be evaluated but in his post game comments, coach Steve Wilks did say he was not tempted to put Rosen in on Sunday.
That was the correct move. Nothing good would have come out of him playing in that blowout. Some argue that point but none of us are getting paid to make that decision, so we will have differing opinions on that and that is alright.
However we do need the Cardinals to figure out what is right and wrong. They need to find out quickly if they want to at least be competitive this season.
The pros to having him start week three is he is young. He has fresh legs. Already down 0-2 on the season, maybe it is a good time to see what he can do. After all, they could just as easily go 0-3 with Bradford, so why not Rosen.
Well if you look at the cons, it is simple to figure out why not. He simply isn’t ready. The NFL is a much faster, more complex game.
Sure, Rosen may figure it out and be alright. Then again, it could be a disaster and one if it did turn out that way, would be talked about forever.
The talk would be general manager Steve Keim made another mistake. Rosen only wins if the Cardinals win with him in the saddle. That’s a lot of pressure in his first NFL start.
Whereas if they are 0-4, 0-5 and he starts in October, then the season is truly lost at that point. Rosen only has so much to work with and can learn from in-game mistakes.
People will turn on Rosen and Wilks for that matter if he goes out next week and gets demolished like Bradford did. You don’t want that for the kid at this point. There is still pressure to win at 0-2.
Like I said though, the Cardinals will make whatever decision they feel is right and we need to respect that, whether we agree with it or not. So if they want Rosen next week, then we all need to be 100 percent supportive whether he wins or loses.