Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/18/14

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 29: Head coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Arizona Cardinals yells at a referee against the Tennessee Titans during their game at LP Field on November 29, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton thought he at least was under strong consideration to take over as head coach when Ken Whisenhunt was fired. So you could imagine his frustration upon hearing that they hired former Colts OC Bruce Arians for the job Thursday. Now, if reports are true, Horton's out of job. Horton had one year left on his contract. Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 tweeted this out last night. For those asking abt Ray Horton I was told he had a heated exchange w/ Steve Keim, thought he was the guy when McCoy took the Chargers job. — Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) January 18, 2013 Mike Garafolo of USA Today also is reporting that Horton is 'pissed', and truth be told, he does have a point. Why wouldn't the Cardinals consider him for the job? Horton's defense was the only bright spot in a dismal season while the offense fell completely apart. Now Arizona turns the page, with new reports out this morning is that Ray has been fired according to Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports. I'm told Ray Horton is out as Cardinals defensive coordinator and will be replaced by Todd Bowles. Source who knows. Bad vibes all around. — Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 18, 2013 var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
6 Comments:
  • The cardinals just cant figure it out, what it takes to be a winner...now they have alienated everyone on the defense , that coupled with no offense will gain them the #1 pick next year & they will screw that up as well...think its time to jump on the 49ers band wagon!!!!!!!!!!!wolverine133
  • To string Horton along knowing they were going to hire an offence coordinator and not tell Horton, is beyong digraceful.
    If this is way new new GM is going to treat coaches, he should be fired NOW. Ray was the only coach that accomplished anything on the entire coaching staff.
  • How do "numbnuts" know if Horton was or wasn't told. Your IQ's can only be found some where between that of a rock and a snail, at best. What needs to be fixed, THE OFFENSE? Who beat us in the Superbowl on that last drive, and don't say it was just been Rothlessburger, can anyone say ARIANS, the Steeler's offensive coordinator. Who was calling those plays? Give the guy a break. Do you think Horton ever would've been satisfied? Do you think he would've stuck around more than one year and then took off? Ask yourselves, why wasn't he chosen amongst the other 7 head coaching jobs out there? Does that go to qualifications? If the defensive talent on the Cardinals is as good as they say it is around the league; they will DO THEIR JOBS as professionals and know that they can be just as good under a different defensive scheme. The offense needs to be fixed. Let the defense hold their own and let's see what Arians can do. Quit your damn belly aching.
  • Why would the guy stick around when there are other opportunities? Loyalty should be worth something. His efforts with the defense should be worth something too. Instead, he gets fired. There goes the defense. Do you thinl Bowles or Arians can do better with the defense than Horton did? Really?This whole debacle stinks of Bidwill, and will continue to stink like last season.
  • I don't know which team is worse now. Cardinals or Suns?
  • The Cards are nothing now and forever. Sell the team to people that know how to run an org. Period
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

NFL to suspend Dion Jordan for entire 2015 season

Bryce Harper calls Andrelton Simmons' slide a 'B.S. play'

Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Kevin Love likely out for remainder of playoffs

NFL fines Jets $100K for tampering with Revis

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Ray Rice getting 'legititmate interest' from teams

NFL Draft hopeful Ray arrested before biggest day of his life

Goodell expects DeflateGate report's release 'soon'

J.R. Smith promises to be better person, player after suspension

The importance of the Clippers' bench against the Spurs

Trading up for QB in first round is a risky proposition

WATCH: Ray Lewis gives fiery speech about Baltimore riots

Some early season observations that could hold true all year

Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM: 'Everything is for sale'

Tampa restaurant offers Jameis Winston free crab legs

J.J. Watt writes note for fan to get out of work for charity event

Should the Warriors be worried about extended rest?

WATCH: Paul Pierce bangs glass at Capitals-Islanders Game 7

Jon Jones turns himself into police, facing felony charge

Report: Brady was at stadium day of White House visit

Arkansas has leather belt to commemorate Texas Bowl win

Belichick's girlfriend fine with coach checking out Teigen

V. Stiviano posts birthday message to 'BFF' Donald Sterling

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Kirk Gibson diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Bucs GM: 'Everything is for sale'

Tampa restaurant offers Jameis Winston free crab legs

Hamilton: Angels knew the risks

Jon Jones turns himself into police, facing felony charge

MLB could move Orioles’ home games

Duke takes over as the No. 1 recruiting class

Titans have been 'all over' Mariota?

Doc Rivers tore into Clippers after loss

Worst picks ever by every NFL franchise

Report: Cowboys not in on Peterson

NFL Draft 2015: Ranking the QBs

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.