The Cardinals' usual suspects weren't so usual this year in Arizona, and will need to bounce back in…
Cardinals Notebook: Defensive Makeover Coming
--The death of agent Paul Lawrence will hit the Cardinals hard. Lawrence, part of the Maximum Sports Agency, was the main representative for safety Adrian Wilson and running back Tim Hightower. He also was one of receiver Larry Fitzgerald's representatives.
--The Cardinals and Fitzgerald's main agent, Eugene Parker, have not talked recently about a new contract. The Cardinals have expressed interest in extending Fitzgerald's deal, but travel plans by both parties delayed discussions. They are expected to resume soon.
--Louie Cioffi, the new secondary coach, has spent most of his career with the Bengals, but Whisenhunt knows him. When Whisenhunt applied for a job with the Bengals years ago, Cioffi showed him around. And Whisenhunt and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis are friends. Lewis recommended Cioffi highly.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "What do they say? It's good to be king?" -- Offensive coordinator Mike Miller, in reply to coach Ken Whisenhunt saying Whisenhunt was going to "call the good plays" in 2011.
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