Going into the 2011 season, it was clear that the Arizona Cardinals hadn’t done much during the offseason to address some of the problems that plagued them last year.  The new defensive scheme is not a bad one, but it does lend itself to poor passing statistics, with more emphasis on a “bend-don’t-break” mentality.

The Cardinals have arguably done a fairly decent job in implementing that mentality—despite the huge number of passing yards they give up, they are still 11th in the NFL in scoring defense.