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Sunday, January 27, 2013
XTRA910 audio: Perspective on Horton

By Mike Sando

DALLAS -- Super Bowl week is about to consume the blog, but there's still time to reflect on teams other than the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers. Really, there is.

Ray Horton's classic interview with XTRA Sports 910 AM gave Mike Jurecki, Tim Ring and I plenty of material for discussion during our latest NFC West conversation .

With Horton's departure as defensive coordinator in mind, I've put together a chart showing where the Cardinals ranked in several defensive categories during the tenures of their three most recent defensive coordinators, including Horton.

Bill Davis and Clancy Pendergast coordinated Arizona defenses with varying levels of talent and varying levels of assistance from the Cardinals' offense.