Coach Ken Whisenhunt and his staff will evaluate players, and Whisenhunt and team president Michael Bidwill and general manager Rod Graves will evaluate Whisenhunt and his staff.
Whisenhunt, however, has the final say on his staff. That was made clear when he signed an extension in February of 2010. If he doesn't want to make a change, he doesn't have to.
It's questionable if he will. Todd Haley, the Cardinals' former coordinator and Chiefs coach, is available. But it's no given Whisenhunt brings him back, or that Haley wants to return.
The two are good friends, but as is the case with most of Haley's friends, he and Whisenhunt have butted heads.
Whisenhunt is willing to deal with that. But he also is close to offensive coordinator Mike Miller, who has paid dues to reach his current position. Whisenhunt doesn't want to make Miller a scapegoat for the offensive problems of the past two years.
The first priority from a personnel standpoint is to reach a long-term agreement with defensive end Calais Campbell.
The two sides have been negotiating since early November, and speculation is that they aren't far apart on a deal. Campbell, 25, is close to reaching free agency for the first time, but the Cardinals also have the franchise tag available to them.
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