“We’re Going To Pressure”
By Darren Urban
Unveiling of Horton’s defense comes against rookie Newton
The Cards plan on pressuring Panthers quarterback Cam Newton much like Giants linebacker (and ex-Cardinal) Alex Hall did in the preseason.
“Luck of the draw,” safety Kerry Rhodes said with a smile, after considering the Cardinals, for a second straight season, will open against a quarterback who was just the No. 1 overall pick in the draft.
There are many differences in the approach against the Rams’ Sam Bradford last year and the Panthers’ Cam Newton this year – not the least of which is the Cards’ own change in defensive coordinators. Newton may be a 6-foot-5, 250-pound physical specimen, and a raw passer. None of that particularly matters.
“We’re going to pressure, that’s what we do, and I don’t care if they know it,” Horton said Wednesday. “We’re coming after him.
“Young, old, the kid out in Green Bay (Aaron Rodgers), the guy in New England (Tom Brady) is a good quarterback, but we’re going to come after people. We make no bones about it.”