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Cardinals Not On Schedule With Off-Schedule Throws

Every play design has a rhythm to it, and most completions come within that concept.

However, there can be a second chance when the pocket breaks down and a quarterback successfully escapes. It helps to have a mobile passer, as Seattle’s Russell Wilson has made a living out of turning nothing into something.

The Cardinals don’t have a dual threat, but one thing Josh Rosen excels at is keeping his eyes downfield when on the move. So far this season, he hasn’t seen much to be excited about.

After reviewing the video, I counted 11 pass attempts for Rosen following a scramble, resulting in only two completions for 30 yards. Five of the incompletions were throwaways because everyone was covered.

For a struggling offense, it would be nice to get a boost from an off-schedule play in which a receiver gets behind the defense. The Cardinals practice it but have not connected in a game.

“We have certain plays where we automatically make it seem as if he’s got flushed out of the pocket and guys adjust their routes,” coach Steve Wilks said. “Those are things that we work on. We just have to make sure we execute.”

QB Josh Rosen looks for someone downfield while on the move
QB Josh Rosen looks for someone downfield while on the move

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