It was a challenge Kingsbury, who takes “a lot of pride” in the quarterback position, readily accepted.
“I want to get to know Josh, get to understand what makes him tick,” Kingsbury said. “I do think he wants to be a great player in this league. I think he’s very competitive. You watch him play this year and some of the shots he took and continued to get up and continued to fight.
“That says a lot about the young man. So, excited to develop that relationship.”cheap wholesale nike nfl jerseys
To figure out where Rosen needs to get to, Kingsbury first needed to see what he was working with. But it has been hard for Kingsbury to get a firm grasp on the type of quarterback Rosen was last season.
Kingsbury had watched every one of Rosen’s 13 starts (and the few minutes he played in Week 3) by his second day on the job. He watched all 393 of Rosen’s pass attempts, all 11 touchdowns and all 14 interceptions. He watched the 45 times Rosen was sacked and all the times Rosen got off the turf, albeit sometimes slowly.
Kingsbury turned off the tape thinking the quarterback he’s inheriting was “incredibly talented.”
But even though he was impressed with Rosen, the film didn’t tell Kingsbury the whole story.
“It’s hard to tell when you’re really trying to break down a quarterback,” Kingsbury said. “You don’t know what he was told, what his reads were, where his eye should be. All you can see is whether it’s accurate or not, and sometimes [if] protections [are] not good, that’s going to be spotty, as well.“cheap official nike nfl jerseys
Kingsbury’s Texas Tech teams were offensive powerhouses. They didn’t necessarily win, going 35-40 in his six seasons, but they produced on offense. From 2013 to 2018, Kingsbury’s quarterbacks had the second-most completions, attempts, yards, touchdowns, completions over 20 yards and passing first downs nationally, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. The Red Raiders’ offense also was ranked third nationally in yards per game, second in passing yards per game, fourth in total first downs, third in third-down conversion percentage and eighth in points per game.
Kingsbury was open about whether his version of the Air Raid will work in the NFL. He didn’t promise an exact replica showing up at State Farm Stadium, but he pointed out that more and more college offensive concepts have made their way into the NFL — and some have even been successful.
“I think that’s something we’ll find out,” he said. “Watching other people’s film and watching guys that are doing some of those concepts, they’re having success. There’ll be defensive adjustments. Everybody’s alwa