For the first time in the desert the Arizona Cardinals enter the quarter point of the NFL season winless. It’s been 32 years since this happened, which is actually quite mind-blowing in itself.
Yet, here we are.
Let’s take a look at the winners and losers from the Arizona Cardinals loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Josh Rosen - What more can be said about Rosen? He was cool, calm and collected. He looked the part and then played the part, even after the game, going as far as agreeing with how the final drive played out and trusting his teammates and coaches. He’s wise beyond his years on and off the field.
Haason Reddick - Nine defensive snaps, one tackle, one sack. If you’re not going to get playing time, may as well make the most of the time you get.
Chandler Jones - Continues to grow in his new role and play well. Recorded sack number three on the season, added two more quarterback hits and three additional tackles.
Tre Boston - Best game as a Cardinal. Looks more comfortable and playing faster than the first two weeks.
Steve Wilks - The playcalling to end the Cardinals offensive game was bad enough, but doubling down on it after the game was worse. Wilks can want to be conservative, but it’s foolish to want to give Russell Wilson the ball with nearly two minutes left and needing just a field goal to tie. Go for the throat and settle for the field goal worst case.
Mike Iupati - Despite the PFF preseason grading, Iupati has been mostly bad to worse this year than previous seasons. He’s not the player he once was. The Cardinals need him to play better if they want to go anywhere this season.
Deone Bucannon - Played more and had some nice plays, but looks… overwhelmed at times.
Phil Dawson - Missed two field goals, another season where the kicking game looms large. He is the seventh highest paid kicker in the NFL, that last kick has to be automatic. Especially when you’re talking in doors, on turf.
The receiving corps: Every… single… one. This would be a first for one player, but everyone was so bad (outside of Chad Williams) that no one deserves to be singled out.
Mike McCoy - Being conservative is fine. I understand wanting to limit turnovers, chew clock, etc. I just don’t get how that plays into being a historically bad offense. Through four games the Cardinals have scored 37 points on the season. There were seven teams in week four that scored 37 or more points in their games. The Cardinals offense is not conservative, it is prehistoric.
Josh Rosen - Rosen is a loser because he went from a bad UCLA team he had to drag up and down the field to a Cardinals team that it looks like, in at least his rookie season, he will have to do the same.