Josh Rosen unconcerned about long-term effects of sacks

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Josh Rosen was sacked five times in Kansas City. In seven games, the Cardinals rookie has taken 21 sacks.

“It’s definitely a point of pride for me, to stand in the pocket and not get flustered,” Rosen said, via Darren Urban of the team website. “Whenever I see ghosts, I get mad at myself. That’s what quarterback is all about.”

Beyond the physical punishment, the Cardinals want to ensure Rosen isn’t taking a mental beating. It happened to David Carr after the Texans made him the No. 1 overall pick and he took 76 sacks as a rookie.

For his part, Rosen’s only worry is being “a rock for other guys who may be looking for some sort of steadying force.”

Cardinals coach Steve Wilks, too, brushes off the idea that the sacks might have long-term effects on Rosen.

“These are quality reps for Josh,” Wilks said of Rosen’s rookie season.

Rosen’s confidence remains.

He is, after all, the guy who said on draft day that nine “mistakes” were made after the Cardinals drafted him 10th overall in April.

9 responses to “Josh Rosen unconcerned about long-term effects of sacks

  1. Those are quality reps for the opposing defense, anyway. Steve Wilks is one & done in AZ.

  2. The Cards need a new voice overall. Keim was a part of the last regime with Rod Graves. The missed they had and continue to have set the franchise back for years. It’s time for a new voice in the front office.

  3. “a rock for other guys who may be looking for some sort of steadying force.”
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    In the very same locker room there stands Larry Fitzgerald who has played for the Cardinals for 15 years, starting 225 of the 227 games he has played. A sure-fire Hall of Famer, he’s been with the team through good times and bad. Or the guys can turn to the rookie QB who has a QB rating of 67. I’m just guessing a few more guys head Larry’s way.

  4. Arizona will be able to rebuild the line this off season both in free agency & the draft. With a top 3-5 pick in each round & $90M+ in cap space the Cardinals most definitely will do what the Bears did last season and the Rams/Eagles the year before that, and thats build up there offense around their young QB. Priority #1 will be fixing their line issues. They’ve found a good young QB now they need to add talent around him.

  5. “Whenever I see ghosts, I get mad at myself. That’s what quarterback is all about.”

    Fear causes hesitation, hesitation causes your worst fears to come true.

    Angelo Pappas (point break)

  6. oh, are you saying he has something in common with Carr. Neither one has perfected the pass while flat on their back….but hey it the QB who sucks when the O-line can’t block

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