It can’t be easy for the Cardinals defense to have had so many changes on defense over the past several years. Ray Horton is the team’s third defensive coordinator in five years, which is hard enough on a defense.
Add in the lockout keeping the players from having a chance to really learn Horton’s take on a defense, and you have a recipe for a struggling team.
There have been notable improvements here and there on defense for the past several weeks, although the unit has a whole still hasn’t seemed to quite get it together.
Against the Rams, it seemed as though the defense was as close as it has come to date to realizing the reality of Horton’s vision. The final score of the game is deceiving since one of the touchdowns came from the Seahawks special teams.
If Horton is given a chance to stick around and really get his team in sync during the offseason, and to perhaps pick up a few strong additions at linebacker and cornerback, Cardinals fans should have a much stronger defense to look forward to in 2012.