Found October 07, 2013 on Fox Sports Arizona:
Just before the 1980s era Chicago Bears became a Super Bowl contender, there were stories of the Buddy Ryan-led defense abusing the offense -- physically and verbally -- for its ineptitude. We're not suggesting the Cardinals defense follow the same path, but really, what could it hurt? General manager Steve Keim, coach Bruce Arians and his staff have tried everything else to jolt the offense, including jettisoning left tackle Levi Brown, running back Beanie Wells and right guard Adam Snyder, while benching tackles Nate Potter and Bobby Massie. Nothing is working. As the Cardinals head into Week 6 with a shocking 3-2 record, it appears the team's fortunes will rest solely on the backs of the defensive players. The problem with that? The competition is about to upgrade significantly. Starting Sunday in San Francisco, and with a short week to prepare next week, the Cards will face the 49ers, Seattle (on Thursday, Oct. 17), Atlanta and then Houston after a bye. Those four oppone...
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