By now (I would hope) you’re all watching the series “Flight Plan” and how it chronicles the offseason of the Cardinals. The episode coming Wednesday night on Facebook (www.facebook.com/cardinalsflightplan) will be all about the draft, with a ton of cool behind-the-scenes stuff with number one draft pick Josh Rosen — including a text message from new teammate/competition at quarterback Sam Bradford.
The scene plays out as Rosen and his parents and agent were being driven to the Cardinals’ Tempe facility Friday for Rosen’s introductory press conference. Rosen turns to agent Ryan Williams and says, “Sam just texted me. Bradford.” Then he reads the text.
“He said, ‘Josh, what’s up, man? Welcome to Arizona,” Rosen reads. ” ‘Just wanted to let you know that I look forward to playing with you. I’ll be an open book, so if you ever need anything or have any questions, feel free to ask. Hope all is well.’ ”
You can then see Rosen writing a text back.
It’s an important tidbit given the questions some have had with how Rosen and Bradford will mesh, given that Rosen — obviously — is considered the long-term solution at quarterback. Yes, you can say Bradford is just being nice, but had he not texted and just waited to talk to Rosen when Rosen arrives next week, no one would’ve thought anything of it. It’s hard to not think the message genuine.
On Rosen’s part, he’s made it clear he’d like to play sooner rather than later, but he acknowledged at his press conference, “First and foremost, I’m an Arizona Cardinal. It’s team before everything. … I’m going to compete my butt off every single day, but then again, I’m not going to be the guy that comes in and thinks he’s the man from Day 1. It’s a long process, and you’ve got to earn it.”
All this will be on Flight Plan this week. Usually, there is a new episode debuting every two weeks, but this week is the exception. It will post Wednesday night at 6 p.m. Arizona time on Facebook Watch and then on azcardinals.com Thursday morning.
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The newest episode of the Cardinals’ docu-series “Flight Plan” will be posted tonight on Facebook Watch. The second installment — titled “Mobilizing”– will go up at 6 p.m. The focus will be on the scouts and the annual trip to the Senior Bowl, especially to look at the quarterbacks. There’s also the moment Steve Wilks announces in a radio interview that Larry Fitzgerald is coming back to play this season.
“Flight Plan” is posted every couple of weeks. It can be seen on Facebook.com/cardinalsflightplan (you do not need a Facebook account) and as it worked last time, the episode will be posted on azcardinals.com Thursday at 6 p.m.
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The first episode of the Cardinals’ “Flight Plan” series comes out later today — 6 p.m. Arizona time, 8 p.m. eastern — on Facebook Watch. A reminder that you do not have to be registered to Facebook to watch the episodes. Just go to facebook.com/cardinalsflightplan and you should be able to see the videos. The episodes will also be available on azcardinals.com the day after they premiere on Facebook Watch.
The first three episodes are scheduled to post today, Feb. 28 and March 14.
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