Horton resets defense

Posted by Darren Urban on September 30, 2011 – 2:57 pm

On the heels of an improved defensive effort last week, defensive coordinator Ray Horton said the playbook was cut back “80 percent” last week against the Seahawks.

“The players were not happy about it, but we did play better,” Horton said.

The idea, of course, was to have the Cards focus on what they do well. It worked, obviously, but Horton said it wouldn’t hold up going forward. The blitzes that were plentiful the first two games that were gone in Seattle will be returning.

“You can’t do what we did last week for 16 games and be successful,” Horton said. “You have to come after people and we are.”

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8 Responses to “Horton resets defense”

  1. By Ham on Sep 30, 2011 | Reply


    AZ 31 NY 17

  2. By Nick Pepe on Sep 30, 2011 | Reply

    “before the Friday before”….. I hope. Always look forward to the Friday before.

    I hope this means allowing no more third and plenty conversions. But I do have to give credit D has stood up for the most part. Bring on the heat!

  3. By cards62 on Sep 30, 2011 | Reply

    I am glad the defense played well against Seattle, but remember Seattle is possible the worse offense in the entire NFL so it will mean more if our defense can play well againt the Giants.

    The most important player for our defense this week is Beenie Wells. I think we have a chance if he can carry the ball 20 to 25 times to slow down the Giants pass rush. Beenie would not be so important if we had Tim, but we gave and I do mean gave him away, sorry my anger oooooooooooozes out of me from time to time. I think if we can keep time of possession equal or a little to our favor our defense and team has a real shot to win.

    Giants at times do not play well. Start of Rams game and they did not play well against the Redskins they did not play well, and we are at home so rise up Red Sea and help lead our team to victory on Sunday.

    Go Cards

  4. By Phoenixraven1 on Sep 30, 2011 | Reply

    Love it!!!

  5. By AndyStandsUp on Sep 30, 2011 | Reply

    At first I was thinking that maybe the defensive playbook was over the head of certain players, but then I remembered how bright guys like Stewart Bradley and Sam Acho are, and they’re having difficulties learning the system.

  6. By clssylssy on Oct 1, 2011 | Reply

    Despite what many fans are feeling about the defense, I am excited and know this is complicated defense and it is often harder to unlearn and reprogram than just learn something fresh. Having said that, and taking into account that our players had virtually no time to prepare for this season, I am excited to have Ray Horton and believe our guys are talented and smart enough to get this going and am willing to give them time. This week will be a good indicator of how we have progressed and where we are on the learning curve–I think this is a winnable game. GOOD LUCK CARDINAL PLAYERS, COACHES, AND FANS–YOU CAN DO IT! WE DO THIS TOGETHER!
    Signed: the fan who doesn’t have a clue about the dynamics of the football business…ROFL!

  7. By cooldaddy79 on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    AZ 24 Gmen 16

  8. By Doug on Oct 2, 2011 | Reply

    Haqppy Feet: just like Plummer deid when he played. He needs to plant his feet and throw. The defense needs to finish a game at somepoint. If these arn’t corrected its going to be a long season. We should be 4-0 now. Happy Feet won’t do it…..

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