On defense, what area needs the most improvement?
It has to be up front. Our defensive line has to play better. If they play better, they can take away the run and make people one-dimensional. It's consistency and playing at a level.
Player to Watch
was emerging as one of the Cardinals' top pass rushers last fall when he partially tore his left MCL. He missed two games but finished as the team leader in sacks, with 4½. Now healthy, Mauldin is the key to a revamped front seven.