Don’t know much about new Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton or his defensive approach?
One word defined his introductory press conference on Wednesday: Pressure. Horton said again and again that the Cardinals would be aggressive, play “downhill” and attack with pressure. Basically, he wants to be a Dick LeBeau defenses.
“I’m here to say right now, the first call is going to be a blitz,” Horton said. “No question about it.”
Horton’s biggest challenge may be teaching a new defense when players aren’t available in he offseason because of a possible work stoppage. He also wasn’t worried about coach Ken Whisenhunt’s tendency to divorce defensive coordinators every two seasons.
“Most people don’t marry the first girl they date,” Horton said. “Hopefully they marry the best one.”
UPDATE: The Cardinals officially hired Deshea Townsend as assistant defensive backs coach Thursday. Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Cardinals will be hiring former Bengals assistant Louie Cioffi.