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Cardinals will run 3-4 defense under Todd Bowles

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03:53 PM ET 02.07 | Don't expect new defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to make many changes to the Cardinals defense. In a press conference with head coach Bruce Arians, Bowles said the Cardinals will stay in a 3-4 base defense and that he won't make any dramatic changes to the defense. The Cardinals played in a 3-4 scheme under former coordinator Ray Horton and their defense was the lone bright spot of their 2012 season, ranking 12th in total defense and 5th in passing defense. Horton was one of the final candidates for the head coach position in Arizona, but left for Cleveland after Arians was hired.

Kent Somers

, USA TODAY Sports USA TODAY Sports
February 7, 2013  04:00 PM ET

A minority hire!! WOW!!! WAY TO GO!!

Now... How bout the 15 or 17 coaching changes WITHOUT a minority hire this off-season ?

February 7, 2013  04:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A minority hire!! WOW!!! WAY TO GO!!Now... How bout the 15 or 17 coaching changes WITHOUT a minority hire this off-season ?

HEAD coaching changes.

February 7, 2013  06:22 PM ET

Now....about that offence, or lack of.

February 7, 2013  08:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Now....about that offence, or lack of.

Get Kurt Warner back immediately.

February 8, 2013  06:17 AM ET

Not sure why anyone would want Todd Bowles as their defensive coordinator after last season. But at least he's running a 3-4... because he certainly couldn't run a 4-3 base defense in Philly.

February 8, 2013  10:04 AM ET

Horton was pissed he didn't get the HC job in Arizona, he leaves a pretty good foundation for Bowles, hopefully Bowles will take advantage of it!

 
February 8, 2013  12:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

A minority hire!! WOW!!! WAY TO GO!!Now... How bout the 15 or 17 coaching changes WITHOUT a minority hire this off-season ?

It's Obama's fault. Sets a bad precident for blacks everywhere

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