Dec 15, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) carries the ball against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports
The 2014 season has many anticipated elements for the Arizona Cardinals on the way to being a consistent winning team, and challenger in the tough NFC West.
There will be many players contributing to this end and one of the main pieces that will become a force to be reckoned with is second year running back Andre Ellington. This year will yield the electric running-back more touches per game and the featured back on the team, of course he still will be spitting time with Stepfan Taylor, and Jonathan Dwyer.
But that time will be like 60% Ellington 20% for both Dwyer and Taylor, which will get most of their carries on the goal-line and in short yardage. As for Ellington the sky is the limit as he will have a mixed bag of tricks as he will be featured out of the backfield running and catching passes, featured in the screen game, lining up in the slot, and a threat as a decoy on several plays called for teammates.
His production may look a little like this when its all said and done; 825 yards rushing, 66 catches for 655 yards and a total of seven or more touchdowns. Remember this team has other weapons so Ellington will draw a lot of attention from defenses late in the season.