Ellington has goals (but they are secret)

Posted by Darren Urban on December 27, 2013 – 2:12 pm

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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4 Responses to “Ellington has goals (but they are secret)”

  1. By Dynosoar on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    I’d love to see Ellington and Mendenhall in the backfield as a tandem. The defense not knowing who the ball is going to. Mendenhall might actually get more than 2-3 yards per carry and this would free up the space Ellington thrives in. Then the tight ends and wide outs would have less coverage and anytime we get a one on one with Fitzgerald, Floyd or Andre is a time for Palmer to be happy.

    Well, I’m not the coach and what Coach Arians is doing is working and working mighty fine indeed. We’ll beat the 49ers and I just have this calm feeling the Buccaneers will also have one more win this season.

    How much did the pirate pay for his gold loop earrings? A Buccaneer.

  2. By Patrick Hoog aka Don't Take Losses on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    “It’s something (I keep to) myself,” Ellington said.

    They don’t come any more mature than that. Bravo bro. Damn fine season.

  3. By luis on Dec 27, 2013 | Reply

    how about a coouple of plays where ellington as rb and stephan taylor as fullback? i know arians doesnt think too much about fullbacks but a couple of plays where taylor llines up in the fullback spot and ellington the the Rb! man, that would be awesome! taylor get way more yards than mendenhall. have both of those backs back there would surely disrupt a defense!!

  4. By red bird of death! on Dec 28, 2013 | Reply

    Mendenhall started off a bit slow and now is way more consistent pounding the rock, and Ellington is emerging as a playmaker couldn’t have worked out better, the first half of the season the offense was working out the kinks unfortunately, I myself am a happy Cardinal fan praying for some help via Tampa, get them miners go out on top boys!

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