That should be the it.
The Arizona Cardinals, an 0-3 team with nothing to lose, played scared. After two brilliant drives behind rookie Josh Rosen, the Cardinals had a first and ten from the Seattle 31, with 2:59 left in the game.
They would hand the ball off on the next three plays, settling for a long Phil Dawson field goal and the 20 year veteran would push the 45-yard attempt wide right for the second miss on the day and the Cardinals would let the Seattle Seahawks walk down the field for a 20-17 win.
The coaching decisions are really unforgivable, as the Cardinals played like a scared franchise, playing not to lose, taking the ball out of the hands of their rookie quarterback who was on fire, and instead settling to try a long field goal and hoping their defense could stop the Seahawks.
It is an unfortunate end to what was a very nice performance from Josh Rosen today, as the rookie signal caller went 15/27 for 180 yards and a touchdown, despite having five passes dropped on the day.
We saw the first 100+ total yard game from David Johnson on the season, as he finsihed with 71 yards and a touchdown rushing and 41 yards receiving. None of it really mattered though, as the coaching staff took a win away from a team in desperate need of one.
This loss not only falls on Steve Wilks and Mike McCoy, but also Steve Keim, who stayed with Dawson despite being severely out performed in the preseason, sighting his veteran presence and a need for late game clutch ability for a new staff.
A bitterly disappointing loss for Josh Rosen and the Arizona Cardinals.