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Looking like Ray Horton will be Cards' new DC

Posted on: February 8, 2011 11:41 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Ken Whisenhunt had been patiently waiting for the Super Bowl to finish up so that he could talk to some of the Steelers assistants about Arizona’s vacant defensive coordinator position. Reportedly, Whisenhunt’s top choice was Steelers linebacker coach Keith Butler. But when the Cardinals requested to interview Butler, the Steelers said no.

Thus, it will be Whisenhunt’s second choice who likely gets the job: Ray Horton. The Steelers defensive backs coach has an expiring contract. Horton, 50, is flying to Phoenix on Wednesday. The longtime NFL defensive back worked with Whisenhunt for three years under Bill Cowher in Pittsburgh. In all, Horton has been an NFL assistant for 17 years.

As for Butler, don’t feel too bad about the Steelers denying him an opportunity to chat with the Cards. According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, Butler is the heir apparent to Dick LeBeau.


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Since: Jan 28, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2011 10:38 am
 

Looking like Ray Horton will be Cards' new DC

Even though Horton isn't the first choice, I imagine he would be an improvement. Arizona's problem isn't talent as much as it is finding a way to relate to and utilize that talent. Coming from a winning culture, at the very least I think he would bring a much-needed attitude change, kind of Whisenhunt did. If he can instill a defensive mindset of discipline and accountability, that would be a huge step in the right direction.  


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