Rookie running back Andre Ellington is approaching 1,000 combined yards rushing (622 so far, 5.7 yards a carry) and receiving (359 so far, 10.0 yards a catch) and has been a revelation this season on the offense. To call him the team’s most dynamic playmaker is probably not debatable — and not bad at all for a sixth-round pick. Ellington had goals in mind when he came into the season. Not that he is saying what they were.
“It’s something (I keep to) myself,” Ellington said. “I don’t share it with anybody. I’ve got it written down at my place. I’m doing pretty good. I’ll let you know that.”
Ellington still laments a few plays he didn’t make, third downs he could convert, pass routes he cut off short of the marker. Little things he figures he will eventually improve upon. The 1,000-yard mark — he needs only 19 total yards Sunday against the 49ers — is important to him, if for no other reason that they live as proof that he was worthy of being drafted higher than the sixth round.
“I just kept my faith strong and listened to the positive people around me,” Ellington said. “I just kept working. It worked out for the best. I’m in a good situation with the Cardinals and I’m doing pretty good for myself.”
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