Brian Flores speaks positively about Josh Rosen after preseason start
Josh Rosen is trying to surpass Ryan Fitzpatrick on the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback depth chart and making progress in that regard.
Rosen was given the opportunity to take reps with the Dolphins’ first-team offense during the week and got the start in Friday’s preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The former No. 10 overall pick went 10/18 for 102 yards, which head coach Brian Flores considered to be a positive sign. However, Flores pointed out that Rosen’s three sacks taken were problematic.
Coach Flores first half on Josh Rosen's play “I thought he played well, made some good decisions out there. I would like to not see him take as many sacks; but I thought he threw the ball well, had some drops – that didn’t help him. But I thought overall, he played well.”
— Lisa Johnson (@LJ1303) August 17, 2019
On Wednesday, Flores said Rosen was trending in the right direction.
“He had a good day. He is headed in the right direction,” Flores on Josh Rosen’s first day with the starters. Said he got the promotion because he wanted to see Rosen vs a Todd Bowles defense.
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) August 14, 2019
Flores, who is in his first year as Miami’s head coach, has been critical of Rosen’s body language and wants to see improvement in that regard.
Fitzpatrick, who is first on the depth chart, went 3/9 for 20 yards in the game.