Arizona's offensive line took a step back in 2010 and a shuffling of the cards might be needed in…
Cardinals: Team Needs & Injury Update
Like most teams, the Cardinals spent the week after the season assessing the 2010 performance and formulating plans to fix what went wrong.
What that will entail should be interesting. Whisenhunt hasn't ruled out changes in his coaching staff, although he's not anxious to make them.
Whisenhunt hired defensive coordinator Bill Davis two years ago to replace Clancy Pendergast, who was fired. Whisenhunt isn't keen on hiring a third coordinator, especially one that will bring in a new system.
That might be difficult to install if a lockout consumes most of the offseason.
Quarterback: Someone who can throw with accuracy and make clutch plays is badly needed. The Cardinals are expected to acquire a veteran and perhaps use a high pick to fill the need.
Outside linebacker: The team desperately needs a pass rusher, and there is a dearth of young talent on the roster. They could address this with the fifth overall pick.
Left tackle: Levi Brown just didn't get the job done in his first year after moving from right tackle.
Inside linebacker: The lack of a physical strong inside linebacker hurt the team all year. The Cardinals gave up way too much on the ground.
OLB Clark Haggans will have surgery to repair a sports hernia that hampered him in the last half of the season. He should be able to return if the club wants him.
CB Michael Adams will have surgery to fix a shoulder injury that limited him late in the year. He should be fine for 2011.
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