The Arizona Cardinals' season began with a lot of question marks. One of the biggest was how would their defense respond with a new coordinator and a new scheme? Despite reaching their first ever Super Bowl, Ken Whisenhunt fired Clancy Pendergast afterwards. To those outside of the organization it may have come as a bit of a surprise, since the outstanding play of the defense was no doubt one of the main ingredients in their playoff run. Creating confusion with a lot of movement and offering an endless amount of looks, all of Pendergast's clever ideas came together at the most opportune time. Until the final drive of the last game. Ben Roethlisberger's two-minute drill ending with Santonio Holmes' perfect catch is now legendary, and perhaps the most glaring example of the weaknesses in Pen ...
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