first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ The big play has been a big problem for the Cardinals thisseason; they are tied for second worst in the NFL as theyhave given up 23 passing plays of over 20 yards alreadythis season.“You see a lot of things from the defensive side of theball that are getting better. I would say that’s fairlycharacteristic of installing a new scheme and getting guyson the same page.”Unfortunately for the Cardinals, time is running out onthis defense. They need to pick up Ray Horton’s systemsoon before the playoffs fall out of reach.Everyone on the team realizes how important a win thisSunday is, and while no one would call it a “must win,”the players stressed how bad they want the victory.“We knew there [were] going to be challenges,” Cardinalsguard Daryn Colledge said, “but like any group ofprofessional men we want to win and that’s what’s mostimportant so right now that’s what we need to figure outhow to do.”Coach Whisenhunt knows achieving victory against a teamthat is just as, if not more desperate to win than theCardinals will not come easily, especially on the road.“It’s going to be a tough game, they play hard, they’vegot good football players,” Whisenhunt said. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Comments   Share   “They haven’t been able to finish out a game much like us.Obviously one of the two teams will be able to finish thegame this week. My hope is that it’s us.” The Arizona Cardinals offense has been subject to a lot ofscrutiny over the last few weeks because it has struggleddown the stretch of games.However, it is the defense that seems to be garnering moreconcern from the Cardinals coaching staff, and rightfullyso. Because if the defense does what it is supposed to,the offense won’t be placed in situations where it needs atouchdown late in games.“I think you have to make sure that you change things up,”Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said when addressing thedefense, “but you have to execute what you change up. Youcan’t just play zone or you can’t just pressure becauseyou don’t want to give up the big play.” What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img

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