Arizona Cardinals Top Five Breakouts Of 2014

The Arizona Cardinals have tons of youthful talent on their roster. Yet, after a relatively heartbreaking 2013 season in which the Cardinals finished at (10-6) and did not make the playoffs. Some of the young talent have either been bitten by the injury bug, or just simply did not have as good a season as they expected.  This next season the Cardinals will need these players to...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the Cardinals do at right tackle?

By just about any measure the Arizona Cardinals have had a pretty good start to their offseason. Many national football writers have given them an A rating for adding left tackle Jared Veldheer and cornerback Antonio Cromartie among others. Still there is one question that hasn’t been brought up a whole lot that needs to be answered. Who will be the Cardinals starting right tackle...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ellington injury concerns are overblown

Cardinals GM Steve Keim and coach Bruce Arians seem to be fighting themselves when it comes to second-year running back Andre Ellington. They're building the offense around him. They don't see him as a featured back. They want him to get 20 carries and 10 catches - 10! -- per game. They're worried about overuse and getting him hurt. Ellington is a special talent. He...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

How Does Arizona’s Free Agency Haul Affect Their Draft Outlook?

(Credit: Christian Peterson, Getty Images) Steve Keim has always been a man with a plan. After working his way up from a low-level scout to a General Manager in the National football league, he’s made an incredible splash in NFL free agency in his first two years as the Cardinals GM. In 2013, Keim had a strong offseason haul that was highlighted Arizona bring in quarterback Carson...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Arizona Cardinals have their own version of March Madness

The team’s official website has its own version of Bracketology going on it right now as they try to determine the best play of 2013. We’ll break down the 16-play bracket and give our predictions as to hat play will win. The favorite: #1 seeed Michael Floyd’s touchdown catch to beat Seattle in Seattle. It was his only catch of the game and gave Seattle its only loss at home...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Scouts Eye View: Bruce Ellington WR South Carolina

 Bruce Ellington WR South Carolina5'9, 197 lbs, RJr31" arms.. 9 5/8" hands.. 4.45 40 yard dash..39.5" vertical 2013: 49 rec 775 yards 15.8 avg 8 TDPhysically and Athletically: Has a unique body type for a wide receiver, built more like a running back, similar to his older brother Andre Ellington who's coming off an impressive rookie season as a running back...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mountaintop of Value: Dynasty Running Backs

After digging into the recent history of sophomore runners, I wanted to get a little more churning on the running back position as it sits right now. It’s already known that this is an odd time for dynasty backs, more than usual. The majority of the players already producing on the best level are over the average age of decline and the talent level for the incoming newbies is...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals to platoon at running back

Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said the phrase that fantasy football fans dread the most. “I don’t know that there are many feature backs in the NFL,” GM Steve Keim said from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis Thursday. “Most teams use a platoon of backs, and that would probably be no different for us.” That came from an Adam Green article on
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals free agent needs: Running Backs

The Arizona Cardinals need a running back to fill out their roster. Rashard Mendenhall is going to be a free agent. Andre Ellington could be set to be the starter if Mendenhall doesn’t come back. Ryan Williams is a giant question mark after being scratched for all 16 games last season. Alfonso Smith and Stepfan Taylor are more of backup running backs at this point. Given that...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cardinals’ worst running back ever drafted

Thursday is upon us once again, and that means it’s time for the next part in our series of the worst players drafted by position in the history of the Cardinals franchise. This week we will search the annals of Cardinals history once again and open the book of horrors that has been the running back position for the Arizona Cardinals. Although the Cardinals were actually pretty...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Team Needs: Running Backs

The Arizona Cardinals have plenty of youth at the running back position but are still missing that workhorse back who can carry the load for the entire season. That’s the scenario at this position as we stand a month from the opening of the free-agency period. Rashard Mendenhall was the quasi-lead back last season and led the team with eight rushing touchdowns. But that’s typical...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Top-10 Running Backs would help the Cardinals?

The Arizona Cardinals could use some help at the running back position. Rashard Mendenhall is set to be a free agent and Andre Ellington looked solid in his rookie season. Ryan Williams was a healthy scratch for all 16 games this season while Stepfan Taylor and Alfonso Smith saw limited work. It should be clear that Arizona doesn’t have a workhorse running back that it can count...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Five Running Backs the Cardinals Will Pursue This Offseason

Last year, the Cardinals signed free agent running back Rashard Mendehall to a one-year deal. He was expected to be the featured back in Arizona, and pound the rock up the middle, like Bruce Arians loves his running backs to do. Mendenhall underperformed, being outshined all season by speedster Andre Ellington. Though Ellington was fantastic in his rookie year, but Bruce Arians has...
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals have plenty of reasons for optimism in 2014.

The words Arizona Cardinals and optimism go together like peanut butter and jelly in 2014. In previous years, it was more like peanut butter and antifreeze. But how did we go from antifreeze to jelly? The Cardinals made the right decision in bringing on Steve Keim as general manager. He took the reins and started making moves right away that helped shape the turnaround of the team...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ellington to the Cardinals? Again??

TRAVIS BELL/SIDELINE CAROLINA Rhett Savage Arizona Cardinals Writer As we draw closer to the NFL Draft I can’t help but think of the next X – factor type prospect we can grab this year. Last year we all got quite the surprise out of Andre Ellington not only was he a shifty home run threat out of the backfield but also a great receiver. Call me crazy, but grabbing the other Ellington...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Our fever can only be cured by more Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are the cure for the fever, not the cowbell. Heading into 2014, there are plenty of things that we would like to see more of from the team. First, we’d like to see more successful free-agent acquisitions. Last season produced stars like Karlos Dansby, John Abraham and Eric Winston. First-year general manager Steve Keim was success as was the decision to hire...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Keim wins PFT Executive of the Year

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has named Arizona General Manager Steve Keim its Executive of the Year based on the regular season. While it’s an unofficial award, it shows recognition for the work Keim has done in his first season on the job. He made nearly 200 roster moves in the past year. Some them were cutting players like Kevin Kolb while others were picking up free agents...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona’s surprise of the season is…

There were many surprises in the 2013 season for the Arizona Cardinals. The end result was certainly a surprise. Nobody predicted the Cardinals would finish 10-6 and just miss the playoffs. Especially considering the Cardinals play in the same division as the two participants in next week’s NFC Championship game. It was an exciting season for the Cardinals and their fans. Just...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Roster Review: Running backs

Will the Arizona Cardinals keep Rashard Mendenhall  as a running back? That is the biggest question heading into our continued look at the roster for the Cardinals and possible moves for each player. First, let’s review the situation. Mendenhall is going to be an unrestricted free agent. Andre Ellington (salary $520,966)is the second back on the depth chart. Stepfan Taylor ($545...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina wideout Ellington to enter NFL draft

South Carolina's Bruce Ellington picked football over basketball Friday, giving up his final seasons in each sport to enter the NFL draft. The 5-foot-9 Ellington played point guard for the Gamecocks basketball team and was a receiver on the football squad the past three seasons. But it was on the football field where Ellington had the most success. He led South Carolina with...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WR Ellington off to NFL

South Carolina's Bruce Ellington picked football over basketball Friday, giving up his final seasons in each sport to enter the NFL draft. The 5-foot-9 Ellington played point guard for the Gamecocks basketball team and was a receiver on the football squad the past three seasons. But it was on the football field where Ellington had the most success. He led South Carolina with...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Ellington is Active

Cardinals running back Andre Ellington suffered a thigh bruise that kept him off the field in overtime last weekend, but he's active for Week 16.Fantasy Spin:Ellington is the more explosive of the two Cardinals running backs. He had 158 yards from scrimmage last week versus Tennessee.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
December 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Andre Ellington Dealing with Thigh Bruise

Cardinals running back Andre Ellington suffered a thigh bruise that kept him off the field in overtime, but says it isn't too serious, according to the Cardinals' website.Fantasy Spin:Ellington didn't get into the end zone, but did combine for 158 yards from scrimmage. He will continue to share time with Rashard Mendenhall, though he is the more explosive half of the duo.
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals Edge Titans in Overtime

Andre Ellington runs and catches and the Arizona Cardinals escape with an overtime victory in Nashville. Let's face it, we're Arizona Cardinals fans - otherwise we wouldn't be here. Doesn't make the twisting of the stomach any easier. Andre Ellington had 10 carries for 71 yards and 4 receptions for 87 yards and Rashard Mendenhall ran for two 1 yard fourth quarter...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

A lot of things went for Rams in ugly loss at Arizona

It's tempting to call this thing the "Debacle in the Desert." But since the visiting St. Louis Rams limped into their game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium with a 5-7 record, it's really not worth bestowing it a nickname. Let's simply call the Rams' 30-10 loss to the Cardinals what it was. Ugly. It was another one...
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December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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