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first_img Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away 0 Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Top Stories “His scheme works, we all trust it and we’re ready to go,”Washington said regarding Horton.Horton was hired in February of 2011, but because of thelockout was not given much time to implement his defensivescheme going into last season. “I’m a lot more confident with the defense. I think a lotof guys are more confident with the defense,” Washingtontold media after the final practice of the offseason. “Nowwe can just play rather than think so much.”The team will now go their separate ways until late Julywhen they regroup in Flagstaff for the start of trainingcamp.“It’s still a progression, obviously. I think OTAs andminicamp gave us a little help in getting to that point oftraining camp,” Washington said. “I think when trainingcamp comes we’ll be a lot more confident.”Washington plans to visit with family during the break andlet his body rest before training camp and another taxingseason. After a strong finish to last season the defensive unithopes to build on that momentum going into training camp,but Washington knows it won’t come without struggles. “It’s going to be a challenging year for us with theoutside linebackers and a lot of new guys but I thinkthey’ll pick it up as we go along with training camp,”said Washington. “Having this time off will definitelyhelp rest the body, so we’ll be fine.”center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Rookie-only minicamp, OTAs and the two-a-day-practiceminicamp are all officially over for the ArizonaCardinals.While most of the focus for the Cardinals this off-seasonhas been on the quarterback battle between Kevin Kolb andJohn Skelton, third-year linebacker Daryl Washington knowsjust how crucial it was for the defense to get its firstfull off-season completed under second-year DefensiveCoordinator Ray Horton. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img

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