The Arizona Cardinals have named former Denver Broncos coach Vance Joseph as their defensive coordinator, the group introduced Friday.

Denver fired Joseph final month after a 6-10 season. He was 11-21 in two seasons with the Broncos.

Prior to teaching the Broncos, Joseph spent 11 years teaching defensive backs with the 49ers, Texans and Bengals earlier than changing into the Dolphins’ defensive coordinator in 2016.

The Cardinals had been in search of a veteran coach who might fill the defensive coordinator’s position, basic supervisor Steve Keim stated throughout new coach Kliff Kingsbury’s introductory press convention on Wednesday.

Keim additionally introduced Wednesday that the protection would swap again to a Three-Four from the Four-Three they ran below former head coach Steve Wilks. Kingsbury added that he wished the protection to have an “attacking model.”

“We wish to be aggressive and get this protection again to the place they have been, earlier to final 12 months,” Kingsbury stated.

And below Joseph, that is what Kingsbury will get. The Broncos completed had the seventh-highest blitz fee at 31.5 p.c.

The Cardinals employed Kingsbury as their head coach on Tuesday. Kingsbury changed Wilks, who was fired after one season (Three-13).

Arizona additionally introduced that Invoice Davis had been employed as linebackers coach and that Jeff Rodgers had been retained as special-teams coordinator.

Davis, who beforehand served as Cardinals defensive coordinator in 2009 and 2010, spent the previous two seasons because the linebackers coach at Ohio State.

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