Arizona Cardinals Looking to Build “Attacking Defense”


Jun. 11, 2013; Glendale, AZ, USA: Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett does running drills during mini camp at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, defense wasn’t a big issue for the Arizona Cardinals. However, this year, it could be a major positive instead of a neutral area.

New defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is determined to make that happen. According to Fox News, the Cardinals are looking to build an “attacking defense”.

Last season, Ray Horton was the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator. Instead of allowing juggernauts Calais Campbell, Darnell Dockett and Dan Williams to attack the quarterback, he relegated them to the role of two-gapping.

His scheme wasn’t good for the Cardinals. Bowles’ scheme is good for them.

There were a lot of moves made this offseason, and a lot of new players will play. This could lead to some chaos, but with the defensive line leading the way and Daryl Washington, Karlos Dansby and Patrick Peterson contributing as well, we should see a stellar defense once again.

That defense will be spearheaded by a superb pass rush, one that will also feature John Abraham as an outside linebacker. The Cardinals have the talent to fulfill their goals, and they can attack and overpower opposing offenses.