Cardinals Offensive Weapons Ellington, Floyd Should Be Ready


Dec 1, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) catches a pass as Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Nate Allen (29) defends the game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Philadelphia Eagles won the game 24-21. Mandatory Credit: John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Not only has the Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer been nursing an injury, so has running back Andre Ellington and receiver Michael Floyd.  Although the status of Palmer is questionable and more of a game-time decision, both Ellington and Floyd should be ready to go on Sunday.  In the possible absence of Palmer, this is good news for the Cards and their fans.

If you think there is little chance of being successful with backup quarterback Drew Stanton, if the Cards are without Ellington and Floyd as well, you might as well put money on the St. Louis Rams in Las Vegas as an almost sure thing on Sunday.  Thankfully it sounds like it won’t come down to that.

Even if Ellington and Floyd play, you have to worry about the Cards coming into this weekend’s game being as banged up as they are.  Every team goes through something like this every season, however the Cards timing couldn’t be much worse.  Ellington already sat out last weekend’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles and we all saw the impact it had on the Cards offense moving the ball, especially early in the game as the Cards had to dig themselves out of a big hole in their comeback attempt.

Floyd has turned into the go-to guy in the passing game.  He is catching practically everything coming his way these days.  Any time missed on his part would be felt especially if the Cards fall behind and are forced to get pass happy in an another attempt to comeback.  We’ll keep an eye on things but for now it is looking promising for these two offensive weapons.