This year Steve Keim Youth Gabe Holmes Jersey , 10/5/18) has elected to wait until Fridays to disclose his thoughts (to Doug and Wolf on (Arizona Sports 98.7) on the previous game with an eye on the game ahead.Personally, I liked hearing from Keim on Mondays—-it feels like a long 5 days to wait for the GM’s post-game comments—-but, it is better than nothing.The first thing that Steve Keim said that stood out to me was his assessment of Josh Rosen’s performance in the 20-17 home loss to the Seahawks:“He (Rosen) just looked different out there. The way he controlled the game, the command of the huddle, watching him throw the football. Again, the mechanics. There are some things he does mechanically that reminds me of Carson (Palmer).”All indications have been that Rosen has looked this way in practice from day one. It makes me wonder whether Keim and Wilks elected not to play Rosen in weeks 3 and 4 of the pre-season out of fear that he would already look “different” from Sam Bradford in a way that would have had the fans clamoring for Josh to start.Giving Josh Rosen the “kid glove” treatment still sticks in my craw—-bursting onto the brightest national tennis and football stages at such a young age might strongly suggest that he has never needed kid gloves in his life.Keim went on to say about Rosen:“鈥?On tape, you can see him look off the safety and come back to that route. And the way he drove that ball in with the velocity and the zip that he threw that football with, I mean, just something like that to me is what stands out.”Exactly. I love it when Keim describes players—-that is a skill that he has embraced and perfected.We know that Steve Keim likes to compare his top players and draft picks to other players—-and in this broadcast Keim spent a good deal of time comparing Josh Rosen to Carson Palmer—-but—-in my opinion, even though we have only seen Josh Rosen start one game, Rosen showed some skills versus the Seahawks that appear different from Palmer’s.The first thing that jumps out is Rosen’s footwork and his mobility. Secondly, in terms of throwing motion/release Youth Andre Smith Jersey , Rosen’s is tighter, smoother and quicker.Thirdly, as Steve Keim pointed out so aptly, Rosen went through his progressions like a 10 year pro. We haven’t seen that kind of poise and field scanning under pressure since Kurt Warner. Now—-as we know—-Palmer was often given minimum protection. The protections for Rosen were more elaborate, thank goodness. Still—-it takes footwork, vision, poise and a feel for where the pressure is coming from—-all of which Josh Rosen displayed with stunning aplomb.Fourthly—-not since Kurt Warner have I seen a Cardinals’ QB pull the string on some passes that he might normally rifle—-this was Rosen’s way of adjusting to the fact that his receivers aren’t quite used to the ball getting to them that quickly and with such zip.As for Mike McCoy and his 32nd ranked offense, here is what Keim had to say:“I think it (the offense) takes a little bit of time for cohesiveness, and that’s certainly not an excuse that you ever want to use. Again, I know that our fans are well-educated in the game of football. I never want to come on here and mislead anybody or use the type of verbiage that really doesn’t accurately point to what I think 鈥?Whether it’s play-calling or clock management or it’s things that we can do in terms of mismatches or being creative in terms of the offense, those are conversations, again http://www.cardinalsfootballauthentics.com/phil-dawson-jersey-authentic , we’re having every day.“I have faith,” Keim added. “I know Mike McCoy has done it before and he’s done it with multiple quarterbacks, guys that were great ones and guys that weren’t so great that he’s had success with. I think it’s just going to get better and better, and I think that we’ve seen that the last two weeks.”Keim mentions the fans (and it is great to hear him speak of the fans with respect) because he knows that many of the fans want an immediate change at OC. And based on Keim’s initial remarks, he understands our concerns, yet, at least for now, remains steadfast in his belief in McCoy. Dan Bickley just wrote an article about how the pressure is on for Wilks and McCoy to build momentum and measured progress around Josh Rosen. Bickley, who admits that he championed for McCoy when the Cardinals were interviewing OC candidates, rightfully senses that McCoy needs to start earning the confidence of the players and fans or he could be let go in the middle of a season for a second year in a row. I think we are all curious to see whether McCoy, now with Rosen behind center, can start to maximize the team’s playmaking talents http://www.cardinalsfootballauthentics.com/jamar-taylor-jersey-authentic , starting with RB David Johnson, who thus far has been more miss than hit within the offense. Of course, much depends on the continued development of the offensive line under the tutelage of Ray Brown, and the sorely needed improvement of the team’s cadre of receivers. Thus far this year, the NFL this year is seeing record numbers of touchdowns. Where teams used to scorn college offenses, they now are embracing the wide open, creative, razzle-dazzle offensive aerial shows that have made college football such a spectacular spectator sport. The question of the day for Cardinals’ fans is—-can Mike McCoy, through a collectively creative effort with his rookie QB Josh Rosen, take the Cardinals’ current offense into the 21st century?Cardinals’ Poor PFF Offensive Line Grades: A Rebuttal PFF’s offensive line grades are generally lower and more heavily scrutinized than other positions. Part of the problem is that their evaluators do not know for certain what the team’s blocking assignments are for each play. They can make some assumptions based on generally practiced blocking rules, but what they may not know, for example Youth Ricky Seals-Jones Jersey , is whether a G or C is assigned a reach block on the play---and reach blocks are very much in vogue these days. But often times, the G or C needs to scrap his reach block assignment if his play side gap is being blitzed---or of there is a twist stunt and thus a switch needs to be made.Offensive line play is so nuanced (with changes made on the fly) that it would be difficult for PFF to achieve the kind of accurate grades that the teams themselves would be able to assess knowing the play call, the prescribed assignments and switch rules versus blitzes and stunts.I agree with many of you that the Cardinals’ offensive line has been pretty solid, especially based on the fact that they have matched up against 3 of the best defensive lines in the NFL---AND---that the Cardinals’ play calling has been ultra conservative to the point where the defenses can load up the box and feel like all they have to defend is a 20 yard box. The Cardinals have to start backing defenses off---and let’s face it---they also haven’t shown that they can keep hard rushing defenses honest by executing good screen and draw plays---plus, they have not posed a scrambling and escape threat at the QB position.As Seth points out, the Cardinals’ offensive line have one of the highest run blocking grades—-but how can that be? Typically they have been blocking against staked boxes and teams are run blitzing when they see running formations. Under the circumstances, the Cardinals’ offensive line has stood up fairly well—-but—-here again—-even when the grades are in the Cardinals’ favor—-the reality is that the Cardinals’ rushing attack has yet to get on track—-partly due to predictable and conservative play calling, but also partly due to the team having to play so often from behind.From this fan’s perspective—-I would give the unit a B- overall after 3 weeks, especially based on the quality of the opponents. The individual grades are as follows:LT D.J. Humphries——run blocking: B; pass blocking: C+ (overall grade: B-)LG Mike Iupati—-run blocking: B-; pass blocking: C- (overall grade: C)C Mason Cole—-run blocking: B-; pass blocking: B (overall grade: B)RG Justin Pugh—-run blocking: B-; pass blocking: C+ (overall grade: B-)RT John Wetzel—-run blocking: B-; pass blocking: A- (overall grade: B+)I think that Ray Brown is doing a commendable job—-and now with a more mobile QB as the starter, who can do a better job of keeping defenses somewhat off-balance—-the offensive line could start to get into a groove. It will help their cause too to have Jermaine Gresham back as the blocking TE. Perhaps FB Derrick Coleman will be used more in the games ahead. Moreover, the Cardinals need to get better pass pro blocking from their RBs—-which also stands as one of the reasons why the unit’s PFF grade is low.How often are we hearing that a RB missed his block? Enough already. Josh Rosen said yesterday in his press conference that the RBs and Chase Edmonds in particular have been nailing down the blocking assignments big-time this week. Let’s just make sure that David Johnson isn’t being tutored on the sideline with a close game on the line.