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Ryan Slowik
Defensive Assistant/Defensive Backs
College:
Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Hometown:
Gainesville, FL
Experience:
10

Biography

Ryan Slowik enters his sixth season with the Cardinals and second as defensive assistant/assistant defensive backs following his appointment on 2/5/13. He previously served as Arizona’s outside linebackers coach in 2012 after spending three years as defensive quality control coach, assisting with the team’s linebackers, after joining the organization on 3/2/09. Slowik came to the Cardinals in 2009 after working the previous four seasons with the Denver Broncos.

Ryan Slowik enters his sixth season with the Cardinals and second as defensive assistant/assistant defensive backs following his appointment on 2/5/13. He previously served as Arizona’s outside linebackers coach in 2012 after spending three years as defensive quality control coach, assisting with the team’s linebackers, after joining the organization on 3/2/09. Slowik came to the Cardinals in 2009 after working the previous four seasons with the Denver Broncos.

In 2013, Arizona’s defense finished as the NFL’s sixth-ranked overall unit and featured the league’s top-ranked run defense (84.4 yards per game) after allowing the fewest rushing yards in team history for a 16-game season (1,351). The Cardinals also had 30 takeaways, including 20 interceptions, which tied for the fifth-best total in the NFL. With the Cardinals in 2012, Slowik helped an Arizona defense that finished with the NFL’s 5th ranked passing unit while also collecting 33 total takeaways, the fourth-best total in the league in 2012.

He joined the Broncos in 2005 as a defensive assistant and worked two seasons in that capacity before working as a special teams assistant in 2007 and then as the assistant defensive backs coach in 2008. In 2007, Slowik assisted veteran NFL special teams coach Scott O’Brien in the instruction of Denver’s special teams. Broncos kicker Jason Elam became the first kicker since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger to convert four walk-off, game-winning field goals in the same season with two in regulation and two in overtime.

In 2005-06, Slowik worked closely with the Broncos defensive backs as cornerback Champ Bailey was the runner-up for NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 after tying for the NFL lead with 10 interceptions and leading the league with 11 takeaways. In 2005, Denver’s secondary totaled 20 interceptions, the most by the team in four years. Bailey was named first-team All-Pro and joined safety John Lynch in being selected to the Pro Bowl.

A former strong safety in college at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (2002-03), Slowik began his playing career at Youngstown State before transferring to UW-Oshkosh. Slowik then worked as an assistant secondary coach for UW-Oshkosh in 2004. His secondary played a key role in the Titans posting the ninth best turnover margin in Division III that season.

Slowik’s father, Bob, is a long-time NFL assistant who previously coached with the Redskins, Packers, Broncos, Browns, Bears and Cowboys.

Slowik was born in Gainesville, FL and attended Adlai Stevenson (Lincolnshire, IL) High School. He and his wife, Valerie, have a son, Tye, and a daughter, Averie.

Photos

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    WR John Brown (left) and WR Jaron Brown line up
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    S Deone Bucannon (left) and TE Troy Niklas
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    CB Teddy Williams (left) and CB Todd Washington
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    QB Drew Stanton
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    TE Troy Niklas is covered by S Deone Bucannon

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