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first_imgArizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks, right, talks with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, left, as players run drills during a voluntary team activity Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Cardinals’ training facility in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “I’ve coached plenty of different personalities,” he said. “There’s plenty of people that have opinions.”Rosen has experience running multiple offenses. He ran a spread under OC Noel Mazzone his freshman year at UCLA, then ran a combo offense his sophomore year under OC Kennedy Polamalu and a pro-style offense with new terminology his junior year under OC Jedd Fisch. That could help him prepare for life under McCoy, but Rosen does not expect to feel comfortable immediately.“My goals for the year are basically to accomplish what coach McCoy sets out for me,” he said. “Whatever he wants me to do, I’m going to do to the best of my ability. I’m not going to be that guy that comes in and thinks he’s the man from Day 1. It’s a long process. I’ve got a lot to learn from him.”In a show of surprising maturity, Rosen also acknowledged how much his OC, his coach and even his GM are depending on him.“The biggest thing is knowing I have careers on my back,” he said. “I have families, I have kids. If I don’t play well and I don’t pan out, people have to get new jobs, people have to get fired. You’ve got a lot on your shoulders, but I wouldn’t have come out, I wouldn’t have left college if I didn’t think I was ready for it.” 7 Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Your browser does not support the audio element. TEMPE, Ariz. – You can tell Josh Rosen played his college football in the shadow of Hollywood. He views the relationship between a quarterback and offensive coordinator in cinematic terms.“I always compare it to like a Star Trek mind meld,” Rosen said at his introductory press conference at the Cardinals training facility on Friday. “Basically, I’m trying to take his brain and put as much of his brain as I can into mine. When we go on the field, if I’m making a check or making a decision, he, in his head, is making that decision at the exact same time.” Top Stories Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy knows that process will require more than simply placing his hand on Rosen’s face with his fingers split in a V.“The first year in the system is always hard,” McCoy said. “We don’t have a lot of time so you’ve just got to throw a lot at them and figure out what our guys do best.”Related LinksStephen A., known for crazy remarks, calls Josh Rosen an ‘idiot’ for remarkPissed, motivated and determined: The best quotes from Josh RosenFormer UCLA OC: Josh Rosen ‘most impressive freshman QB’ he’s seenOne thing McCoy hopes to give Rosen is the freedom he has granted past quarterbacks he has coached, including Philip Rivers and Peyton Manning.“We’ve always given the quarterbacks the freedom to check plays at the line of scrimmage. I think that’s critical but you’ve got to make sure you put restrictions on that,” McCoy said. “There’s got to be an understanding of what we want to get done as an offense or as an organization.”“We’re going to give them freedom at the line of scrimmage to make those changes, but we’ve got to make sure they’re doing it the right way and we’ve got to make sure they make the right decisions and then hopefully, just let them cut it loose.“Rosen, who Arizona selected 10th overall in the NFL Draft after trading up five spots, has earned a reputation as a player that will challenge his coaches, or question why they are doing things the way they do them. Like general manager Steve Keim said Thursday, McCoy said he has no problem with that. LISTEN: Josh Rosen, New Cardinals’ Quarterback last_img read more