After a whole lot of speculation on Tuesday, the Cardinals have settled on their next defensive coordinator.
The team announced they hired Ray Horton, who was working as Pittsburgh’s secondary coach. Horton will keep Arizona’s primary 3-4 defense intact and look for ways to improve the team’s pass rush.
Ken Whisenhunt has accomplished a ton of great things in Arizona, but he’s unquestionably done a poor job building a consistent defensive appoach. This is Whisenhunt’s third defensive coordinator since 2008.
Horton, 50, has coached in the NFL 17 years. Most of them have been under Dick LeBeau. The Steelers reportedly denied Arizona permission to talk to Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler.