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Ray Horton out as Cardinals DC

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by EvilJerry88, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. EvilJerry88

    EvilJerry88 Active Member

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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...bowles-in-as-cardinals-defensive-coordinator/

    Who are they replacing him with?

    Former Eagles DC And Cowboys DB coach Todd freaking Bowles..

    First of all I know I should be happy with Kiffin but I feel like we may have missed out...

    Bur more importantly... If Philly ends up with Horton to implement the 3-4 D Kelly apparently wants I am going to flip....

    Bowles was a player for Arians at Temple and AZ has plenty of talented defensive players, but if Philly ends up with Horton essentially trading DC's with AZ I am gonna be pretty pissed.

    Arians is gonna be under a ton of scrutiny if this backfires because it seems like he's on something.

    BUT
    Apparently Cleveland wants him bad though, but they already lost the Kelly sweepstakes to Philly so who knows....

    Crazy
  2. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    Considering I'd rather stick with the 3-4, I wish we would've hired Horton. However, it seems either Horton wasn't interested or Garrett wanted Kiffin over him.
  3. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    Stupid move by the Cards, but Arians will want his guys.
  4. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. Wonder if he gets a look if Monte weren't brought in or if he was available a week ago.
  5. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    If the stories about Garrett pushing back on an OC and not wanting an OC with HC experience, then you might have something here. Horton is a guy who will get a HC job somewhere, especially if he is successful with his next team. Garrett may not want that, IDK.

    Seems hard to believe but with the news of his OC believes, it's getting easier.
  6. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    Wow, the Cardinals had a decent D this year...its their offense that was inept.
  7. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    This is surprising. This guy was at the top of my list for replacement DCs, right there with the potential for Lovie.
  8. jobberone

    jobberone Orangutans make great guitarists Staff Member

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    Horton was my pick before Ryan. He was my pick this time. Timing in life is crucial.
  9. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    Arians has nothing to do with this. Horton wanted out when he did not get the HC job - he is pissed
  10. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    Horton wasn't available. he was still under contract as DC for Arizona.
  11. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    yea I know, but did Arizona block him from interviewing, when it was atleast 50/50 on whether or not he would have a job with them going foward? If so, that was low. More than likely, he either wasn't interested or we were more interested in Kiffin. Maybe even both.
  12. rocboy22

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    he still planned on being their HC, why would he have wanted to interview with us for DC at that point? and it wsnt 50/50 if he would have a job. I believe they wanted to keep him as DC, but he made a stink when he did not get the HC job, and they couldn't keep him around against his will - well, they could, but it would not be a wise move
  13. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    I have a friend who works for the Cardinals and he says Horton is seriously pissed off.

    Maybe he was shocked hat a "retired" coach got the job over him?
  14. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    yea, those Steelers are a classy organization, huh?? :laugh2:
  15. HoustonFrog

    HoustonFrog Well-Known Member

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    Now hearing he will be Browns DC. They are putting together a pretty nice staff there.

    http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/nfl/254315/football-headlines?r=1



  16. EvilJerry88

    EvilJerry88 Active Member

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    Actually, it was reported that Arians promised the DC job to Bowles if he got the job back in Chicago AND Horton is pissed off.
  17. EvilJerry88

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  18. rocboy22

    rocboy22 Active Member

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    because of the how pissed Horton was is why I say that. I think even if Ariens wanted Ray to stay, he wouldn't have.
  19. newlander

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    ....chubby guy on NFL network the last few years right? Huh, didn't see that coming. He did a poor job there before when Belichek was the HC, as I recall....plus he's been outta the league since '07 too.

    Well, I DO like everyone else: Chud, Norv, Horton: that's solid IMO. Kinda wish we had all 3 honestly.:rolleyes:
  20. PullMyFinger

    PullMyFinger Old Fashioned

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    Why would anyone wanna keep that antiquated defense, thank god its gone.

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