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Josh Rosen came into the NFL with an outspoken mindset, rarely afraid to say exactly what was on his mind. He's an intelligent guy and he wasn't afraid to express and embrace that. Some teams actually classified his outspokenness as a negative coming into the 2018 NFL Draft.


After a relatively quiet rookie year in that sense, but a difficult season on the field for his team, Rosen is starting to get asked questions that might put him in some hot water. And he's giving the type of answers many expected. 


When Rosen was asked about what the future should be for his current head coach Steve Wilks, he didn't exactly answer with a ringing endorsement. In fact, many could consider it throwing a subtle jab. 

Even by not saying anything of real substance, Rosen, in fact, did say a lot. Sometimes the failure to provide a concrete answer to a perceived simple question can send a clear message, which seems to be what Rosen did here, on purpose. 

This is especially true when that quarterback is the highly-touted rookie you drafted to be the leader of your franchise for the next 10-15 years. Whether Rosen's comments were warranted or not, people will take notice of his answer. That's how it works these days -- fans and media want to hear honest answers from players, but then react negatively when they don't get an expected answer, or one they want to hear.

I'm more in the camp that it's refreshing to hear an answer like that. It's good to hear an honest answer from a player, no matter what it is. Rosen is right, it's not his place to say, but we all know what he meant and that opinion is warranted after the season the Cardinals had. 

All in all, it doesn't look good for Wilks. Add in the lack of confidence from the locker room and the writing is on the wall. Rosen might be the only one to allude to it, but he's surely not the only one thinking it. We'll have to see exactly what happens come Black Monday. 


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