While their head-coaching job was vacant, the Cardinals seemed to be looking for a reason not to promote defensive coordinator Ray Horton to the next level. But they can't say it's because they weren't comfortable with Horton's proposed offensive coordinator.

Horton tells Burns and Gambo on Arizona Sports 620 in Phoenix that Norv Turner would have been in the cards for, um, the Cards.

"Unequivocally," Horton said regarding whether he could have delivered Turner. "All the way throughout the process.

"His wife, Nancy, wanted to come here," Horton said. "Everybody was aware, I talked to Norv. His wife wanted to come here, they have a daughter in San Diego. They wanted to be close to home. They were excited about the possibility. He had worked with [quarterback] Kevin Kolb at the Senior Bowl."