September 5, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) watches game action against the Virginia Cavaliers during the second half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Josh Rosen Is Human
We have found Josh Rosen’s weakness and it is aggressive, blitzing, Division I defenses.
“The Chosen One,” with all things considered, has done a decent job getting a top 25 team a 4-1 record, but when teams bring the pressure, they tend to really shut him down.
Rosen has shown that he has the ability to make big plays and can take command of the team. He is also shown that he is still a freshman.
Whatever UCLA fans expected from Rosen was on display against Virginia, UNLV and Arizona. What everyone else in the country was waiting for was on display against BYU and Arizona State. He is still trying to adapt to the Division I way of life and from what we know, Rosen is on fire when he has time and is a bit of a mess when defenses dial it up a bit.
It also did not help that the offensive line played their worst game of the season against Sun Devils. That, in turn, did not help Rosen as he had his mistakes on full display as ASU just kept poking at him and forcing him to make errors.
In a way, it is quite simple. Figure out the blitz and the Bruin offense will be amazing.
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