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While the Cardinals will remain basically a 3-4 team, Horton is installing the Steelers' defense, which means a complete turnover in terminology.
"The biggest thing is the calls, the adjustment and the language," Dockett said. "I've been in this system for seven years so I've been used to one thing. I used to come to meetings and look at the board and be like 'OK, I got it,' and I don't even have to pay attention no more. Now I have to go there just like I'm a rookie and write down everything. But change is good."
Of particular concern is the pass rush.
"As I look at it, I can either just say 'Wow, we've got great individual one-on-one players that can beat the guy across from him," Horton said, "or I've got to help them with a scheme, with a blitz, with pressure. I think it will be a mix of that."
And Horton is not above reminding his players of his former employer, and the defensive success he had there.
"I've never used the word Pittsburgh," he said. "Whenever I talk about Pittsburgh, I say a team in western Pennsylvania, and it's for a reason. I envision us becoming like that team in western Pennsylvania. ... Somebody says Rome won't be built in a day, but hopefully it can be built in a season."
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