Arizona Cardinals looking for more consistency from Calais Campbell

Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell played his best game of the season Sunday against the Panthers, finishing with 11 tackles, including a sack. But that doesn't make up for a disappointing overall season, at least in coach Ken Whisenhunt's eyes.

"I'm not really going to get into how Calais has played or hadn't been playing," he said. "I just think the last game, it was nice to see Calais play the way that he did. What he's got to do is establish some consistency and do that, week-in and week-out. He's a good young player. On this team, where we are now, we need our guys like him to play that way more consistently."

Campbell had seven sacks in 2009, his first year as a starter, and much was expected of him this season. But he didn't play well in the first month and started splitting time with Alan Branch at right end.

Campbell believes he started playing better at midseason but that an ankle injury in late November set him back.

"I had the confidence I was going to dominate the rest of the season, but the ankle injury held me back a little bit," he said.

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