Cardinals Fire Defensive Coordinator

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The Arizona Cardinals have fired defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast less than a week after the team played Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said in a statement released Saturday that
the decision "comes down to what's best for the team and what
gives us the best chance to win."

Pendergast's departure leaves the team without both
coordinators. Offensive coordinator Todd Haley was named head coach
of the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday.

Pendergast was hired by Dennis Green in 2004 and was retained
when Whisenhunt took over in 2007.