Aug 24, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) fends off a tackle by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Wallace Gilberry (95) during the first half at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
With the Arizona Cardinals still mum on what the near future holds for running back Andre Ellington, many Cardinals fans and fantasy football owners have been speculating, some with panic, about what his foot injury means or even to what extent it will impact the Cards and fantasy value.
A good team, a great team, should find ways to overcome adversity such as injury. I can’t speak for fantasy owners because that’s a whole other realm but as for Cards fans you have to look at it this way, with the other weapons this team has, do you really need to hit that panic button, especially before the Cards have even played one down?
"One thing about championship teams is that they’re resilient. No matter what is thrown at them, no matter how deep the hole, they find a way to bounce back and overcome adversity. – Nick Saban"
The Cards have had a little adversity this preseason with losing Darnell Dockett and Jake Ballard. They also lost Karlos Dansby to free agency and Daryl Washington to suspension. There are still unknowns with Tyrann Mathieu returning from injury and John Abraham missing most of camp due to his DUI issue in Georgia.
If the Cards are as good as we all expect them to be, they will be fine if Ellington misses a little time. Sure, I’d be kidding myself and you if I said it would hurt not having Ellington out on the field but it isn’t the end of the world and it should be nothing more than a bump in the road to the Cards if Ellington is to miss an extended period of time.