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Coordinator Horton has Cardinals' defense rolling

FILE - This July 26, 2012 file photo shows Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton working with his defense during at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz. In Horton's second season as Arizona's defensive coordinator, the Cardinals ar
FILE - This July 26, 2012 file photo shows Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton working with his defense during at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Ariz. In Horton's second season as Arizona's defensive coordinator, the Cardinals are 3-0 and there's no doubt he is a big reason why.
Ross D. Franklin, File, Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. — Ray Horton sits far above the field in the coaches' booth and watches his defense unfold.

In his second season as the Arizona Cardinals' defensive coordinator, Horton has his team playing at a level that has gained notice around the NFL as one of the league's best.

Aggressive and exceedingly fast in a 3-4 scheme, the defense is a main reason the Cardinals are off to their first 3-0 start in 38 years.

You won't see the coach with the perfectly braided hair on the sidelines. He prefers a perch high above the action, where he can see the play from afar and judge what needs to be done.

And so far, the Cardinals have done real well.