Clearly, T.Elliot is using euphemistic language (i.e., 'don't want to disrupt DJ's rhythm') instead of being an A_ _ by publicly stating that T.Phommachahn is not ready to be the QB of the offense. T.Elliot is man enough to prefer to take the criticism of 'being too stubborn to play the great TP' as opposed to being a weasel by talking badly about a still-in-development 2nd string QB that the coaching staff knows isn't yet ready for prime time.
Again, the coaching staff has seen TP in many many practices, and would play him instead of DJ ... IF IF IF TP was even close to DJ.
DJ is improving (and has improved from the first 2 P5 games vs. the past 2 P5 games). Is he a finished product? Obviously not. Does he move like Baker Mayfield (or Deshaun Watson)? No, and he never will. But thank goodness that T.Elliot has the self respect to not be a JackA_ _ and will publicly find a way to make public comments that have a constructive component.