Brian Flores wants better body language from Josh Rosen

AP

With the regular season quickly approaching, Josh Rosen remains the backup quarterback in Miami. Rosen is making progress, but Dolphins coach Brian Flores still is looking for more from the second-year quarterback.

Rosen didn’t hide his disgust at one stretch of plays with the starters in a joint practice against the Bucs on Tuesday. He took three sacks, and the Dolphins had a false start, according to Chris Perkins of TheAthletic.com.

Flores didn’t hide his annoyance with Rosen’s annoyance.

“I thought he practiced OK,” Flores said. “From the naked eye, I think he’s got to do a better job of getting guys in and out of the huddle, his communication, body language. There were some plays there he didn’t like, and we’ve just got to move on to the next play.”

Rosen is conscious of his body language, having worked on it at UCLA and with the Cardinals. He vows to continue working on it.

“I think especially when you get into competitive environments I tend to be very critical of myself,” Rosen said, via Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post. “I’m very competitive, so I have always worked that throughout my entire athletic career, since I’ve been a young kid.”

Flores said he has talked to Rosen about his body language and will continue to harp on it. The first-year head coach believes body language sets a tone.

“We want good body language out of everybody,” Flores said. “We’re going to have bad plays. We need to move on to the next one, period. Players, coaches, that’s everybody. The quarterback position, they’re all looking at you. That’s something they have to be conscious of.

“I talked to him about it, I talked to all the quarterbacks, as well as the leaders on the team. They’re looking at you as a leader, and I think that’s an important piece of this that people don’t talk about very much. But I think it’s very important.”

Ryan Fitzpatrick continues to lead the quarterback competition, and Flores said the plan for Friday’s preseason game against the Bucs is for Fitzpatrick to start.

“That’s kind of the thought process,” Flores said, “but that can change right after we walk out of here. I think that’s a fluid situation there. I think both guys are doing well.”

27 responses to “Brian Flores wants better body language from Josh Rosen

  1. Rosen doesn’t have the right frame of mind to lead the team? Shocking. Absolutely shocking. No one saw that coming.

  2. I think Miami would be foolish to start Fitz. You play Rosen no matter what and see if he has a future. The management of this team still baffles me. What is playing QB like Fitz going to do for the team?!?!? They are already only going to win a handful of games if they are lucky. Play Rosen the entire season and then decide. He needs all the 1st team reps he can get. He looked decent in the 1st preseason game with the exception of the INT and the one toss up ball. Way better than Fitz IMO.

  3. Bill Belichick rides Tom Brady too. It’s just called coaching. Rosen has a very bright future. If not in Miami, then somewhere else. The Dolphins acquired Rosen to be their QB. Nothing has changed. Rosen is still young and has a lot to learn. Ditto all young QB’s.

  4. finzfan49 says: “I think Miami would be foolish to start Fitz. You play Rosen no matter what and see if he has a future. The management of this team still baffles me. What is playing QB like Fitz going to do for the team?!?!? They are already only going to win a handful of games if they are lucky. Play Rosen the entire season and then decide.”
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    Because there are jobs on the line.

    If they go 2-14 with Rosen, that’s a 2-14 stain on Coach Flores, regardless of the reason why Rosen was forced into the games.

    Same with the other 52 players. Some players are near the end of their careers and want to win, not babysit a QB. Other players are looking for their second contract, and a poor stats output with Rosen could mean millions off their next contract.

  5. 3 sacks and a false start in 4 consecutive plays? I dont think Rosen is what Flores should be worried about.

  6. Josh, just in case you hadn’t noticed, Brian Flores does not like you. !!! He even seems to think Fitzpatrick is better than you.

  7. I start Rosen game 1 period. You must evaluate his work and understand what you have and don’t have in the young man. I didn’t like him out of UCLA and was happy the Cards took him. I hated the trade.

    But this FO and CS have to see as much as possible this year from him. No more can we fix you type things at the QB position. We need results in the out years.

  8. Okay, I’m going to spell it out for you fans that are in denial. B-U-S-T…That four letter word we all love to hate.

  9. I feel like they are going tonscrew this up. I feel bad for Rosen and what happened with the cards, but he has to quit acting like Aaron Rodgers without having done Aaron Rodgers like things. He seems to be in his head way to much and as soon as something isn’t going right he wants to cry. If he can get it together maybe we see what he has, it’s a waste of time playing fitz. Fitz is the ideal backup qb. A guy who can come in for half a game and throw 3 TDs.

  10. Rosen is not a leader, this was the problem with Tannehill as well, last true QB who led by example in the MIA was Pennington in 2008.

    Rosen will be selling insurance by 2021.

    Hopefully we’ll get Lawrence in 2021.

  11. Let’s give Rosen some slack…he is a year behind other QB’s drafted last year. Waste of a year in development playing for the Cardinals. I am sure he is going through a reset in Miami…hope the ‘Phins are patient as he does have potential.

  12. You’re starting to see why he fell in the draft, why Arizona kicked him to the curb so quickly. He’s a sulky snowflake going through the motions who doesn’t have that burning passion to succeed in the pro game.

  13. He has be known to start pouting. I want to see the best for him.i was a Rosen fan. If the browns didnt get baker , I liked rosin next. Hopefully he is the Miami starter for years.

  14. Example of his pouting? Maybe he has scowled, but that’s not the same as crying and pouting. I wouldn’t blame him if, for example, one of the OLs missed a block and he was sacked or a WR ran a wrong route that led to an interception.

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