Projecting How the Cardinals Backfield Will Shake Out

Roger Kingdom, Stepfan Taylor, Robert Hughes, Jonathan Dwyer

The Cardinals have an intriguing backfield for the 2014 season.  Last year they used Mendenhall as the primary back, and sprinkled in Andre Ellington as a change of pace, receiving back, who played mostly out of shotgun.

This off-season, Mendenhall retired from the game, leaving the Cardinals with what seemed as though an obvious hole that would need to be filled, until of course, the Cardinals really didn’t make a huge move to improve the backfield via the draft or free agency.  Their only addition was Jonathan Dwyer in free agency.  Below I will project how the Cardinals backfield will shake out for the 2014 season.

Primary Starter: Jonathan Dwyer

Dwyer has had his ups and downs so far in the NFL.  He hasn’t exactly played in the correct system, or really gotten too much of a chance to gain the majority of snaps, as he has either been a back-up or has split times with the likes of Isaac Redman or Felix Jones.

Bruce Arians will give the man a shot.  He understands that Dwyer has the physical ability and the capacity to be the every down runner.  Stepfan Taylor still needs to be groomed, and Andre Ellington is not a line it up in the I-formation, and run it down your throat type of guy by any stretch, so really, his only option is Dwyer.  While Dwyer wont get the type of carries that most primary backs get, he will play on a lot of first downs, and in run situations.

They are going to still have a power running game this season, and Dwyer is the likely fit for that style of run game, and really the only viable fit on the roster currently.

Projected workload: 8-15 carries per game.

Chance of Pace/Second Primary: Andre Ellington

Ellington is the guy who will be the depth chart starter for this team.  Basically, this means, he is the most talented guy, and the featured guy in the backfield.  Dwyer will get the bulk of carries in run situations, but Ellington should get carries from shotgun, or pass plays, on outside run plays, and should see a lot of runs when they utilize the Halfback draw.

Ellington is a dynamic player, and will be used as a weapon in the rushing and the passing game for Bruce Arians squad.

Projected workload: 10-15 carries per game, 3-7 targets per game.

Initial Back-up: Stepfan Taylor

The Cardinals back-up will be the guy they choose to replace Jonathan Dwyer for.  They do not need a back-up for Ellington, because he’s only going to play when he needs, and in certain roles.  The need for a back-up will be to get production from the power run game, when Dwyer is ineffective or tired.

Stepfan Taylor is another power guy, who runs hard, and with elusiveness.  Taylor should be solid in replacing Dwyer, and will get a short amount of carries, until he proves he has met his potential.  Taylor will start off small, and could eventually replace Dwyer if he shows he has progressed.

Projected workload: 4-8 carries per game

About The Author

I am the Founder of TopSportsReport. I am committed to making TSR a household name. I am also a member of the Pro Football Writers of America.

150 Comments on "Projecting How the Cardinals Backfield Will Shake Out"

  1. This is a good tip especiall to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Simple but vry precise information…Thank you for sharing this one.
    A myst read article!


  2. Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data02/57/2174957/html/wp-content/themes/mightymag/inc/template-tags.php on line 90

    An impreseive share! I’ve just forwarded tjis oonto a co-worker who
    had been doing a little homework on this. Andd he in fact bought me dinner
    because I stumbled upon it for him… lol. So let me reword
    this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for
    spending thee time to talk about this matter here on your website.

  3. Just about all of the things you articulate happens to be supprisingly accurate and it makes me wonder why I hadn’t looked at this with this light previously. This article really did switch the light on for me as far as this subject matter goes. However at this time there is actually one particular position I am not necessarily too comfy with and whilst I make an effort to reconcile that with the actual main theme of the point, permit me observe what the rest of the visitors have to point out.Well done.

  4. I do love the way you have presented this particular concern and it really does present us a lot of fodder for consideration. Nonetheless, through everything that I have experienced, I really trust as the actual remarks pack on that people continue to be on point and not embark upon a tirade regarding some other news of the day. Still, thank you for this excellent piece and while I can not concur with it in totality, I regard the point of view.

  5. Along with every thing which seems to be developing throughout this area, all your viewpoints are rather radical. On the other hand, I am sorry, because I do not subscribe to your whole idea, all be it exciting none the less. It appears to me that your commentary are generally not entirely rationalized and in actuality you are generally yourself not even thoroughly convinced of your point. In any event I did enjoy looking at it.

  6. This design is spectacular! You certainly know how to keep a
    reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost
    moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job.
    I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  7. Hi there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with
    us so I came to check it out. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking
    and will be tweeting this to my followers! Exceptional blog and superb design.

  8. Pingback: comprar seguidores twitter

  9. Pingback: logo design australia

  10. Hi! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several
    weeks of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any solutions to
    protect against hackers?

  11. Pingback: freelance illustrator

  12. It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read even more things about it!

  13. Simply wish to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness in your post is simply great and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  14. As I site possessor I believe the content material here is rattling great , appreciate it for your hard work. You should keep it up forever! Good Luck.

  15. I would like to show my thanks to this writer for bailing me out of this particular setting. As a result of scouting through the internet and coming across things which were not productive, I thought my life was well over. Living without the answers to the issues you have fixed all through this short article is a serious case, and the kind which could have in a wrong way damaged my entire career if I had not encountered the blog. Your good capability and kindness in taking care of a lot of stuff was precious. I am not sure what I would’ve done if I had not encountered such a subject like this. I’m able to at this point look ahead to my future. Thanks so much for this expert and results-oriented help. I won’t think twice to endorse your web sites to any person who needs care on this situation.

  16. Wow, fantastic weblog structure! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for? you make blogging glance easy. The overall look of your website is magnificent, as neatly as the content material!

  17. I’ve been surfing online greater than three hours these days, yet I never discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours. It¡¦s beautiful value sufficient for me. In my view, if all website owners and bloggers made excellent content material as you probably did, the net shall be a lot more useful than ever before.

  18. hello!,I love your writing very much! proportion we keep up a correspondence more approximately your article on AOL? I need an expert on this house to resolve my problem. Maybe that is you! Having a look ahead to peer you.

  19. you’re in point of fact a just right webmaster. The website loading velocity is incredible. It kind of feels that you’re doing any distinctive trick. Also, The contents are masterpiece. you’ve performed a wonderful job in this subject!

  20. My husband and i ended up being ecstatic Edward could deal with his web research through the entire ideas he was given from your site. It is now and again perplexing just to be making a gift of information and facts which often other people have been selling. We do understand we have got the writer to give thanks to because of that. Most of the illustrations you’ve made, the simple blog menu, the friendships you can make it possible to engender – it is many terrific, and it’s really letting our son in addition to our family believe that that topic is thrilling, which is rather pressing. Thanks for all the pieces!

  21. I’m writing to let you know what a cool encounter my wife’s child obtained reading your site. She came to understand numerous pieces, most notably what it’s like to possess a great teaching spirit to have men and women smoothly learn about specified advanced things. You undoubtedly exceeded my expected results. Thanks for supplying those useful, dependable, educational and also cool tips about your topic to Ethel.

  22. I am a Business College tutorial who’s at present
    working with Public Servicce city management in the UK. One of many greatest marketing as a philosophy faces is its pkor perception in the mijnds of public servants.

  23. Pingback: Licensed allandale plumber

  24. I absolutely love your blog.. Great colors &
    theme. Did you create this website yourself? Please reply back as I’m planning to
    create my own personal website and want to learn where you got this from or
    exactly what the theme is named. Many thanks!

  25. We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your site provided us with helpful information to work on.
    You’ve done an impressive activity and our entire community will probably be grateful to you.

  26. Thanks , I’ve recently been looking for info about this subject for ages and yours is the greatest I have found out so far. However, what concerning the conclusion? Are you positive concerning the source?

  27. Thank you so much for giving everyone an extremely terrific chance to read critical reviews from this site. It really is very useful and packed with a good time for me personally and my office colleagues to search your web site the equivalent of three times in one week to see the new stuff you have. Not to mention, we are at all times astounded concerning the surprising tips you give. Certain 4 ideas in this post are basically the most suitable we have had.

  28. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your website provided us with valuable information to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our whole community will be grateful to you.

  29. hello there and thank you for your info – I have certainly picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise a few technical issues using this site, since I experienced to reload the website a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web host is OK? Not that I’m complaining, but slow loading instances times will very frequently affect your placement in google and can damage your high quality score if advertising and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I am adding this RSS to my email and could look out for much more of your respective intriguing content. Ensure that you update this again soon..

  30. I would like to express thanks to this writer for bailing me out of this particular dilemma. Just after looking out through the world wide web and obtaining things which were not beneficial, I was thinking my life was gone. Existing minus the strategies to the difficulties you’ve solved all through your good website is a critical case, and the kind that could have in a wrong way affected my entire career if I hadn’t encountered the blog. Your own personal ability and kindness in playing with all the pieces was very useful. I am not sure what I would’ve done if I hadn’t come across such a step like this. It’s possible to at this moment look ahead to my future. Thanks for your time so much for the reliable and amazing guide. I will not hesitate to recommend your web sites to any individual who should get care about this topic.

  31. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today..

  32. I wish to show some appreciation to this writer for bailing me out of this situation. Just after looking throughout the world-wide-web and coming across tips which are not pleasant, I was thinking my life was gone. Being alive without the presence of strategies to the difficulties you’ve sorted out by means of the site is a crucial case, as well as the ones which could have badly damaged my career if I hadn’t noticed your web page. Your good skills and kindness in taking care of the whole lot was important. I am not sure what I would’ve done if I hadn’t come upon such a stuff like this. It’s possible to at this time look forward to my future. Thanks very much for the impressive and sensible guide. I won’t be reluctant to propose your web blog to any individual who needs to have recommendations about this problem.

  33. Thanks for any other informative website. The place else may I get that kind of info written in such an ideal manner? I’ve a mission that I’m simply now working on, and I have been at the glance out for such info.

  34. You can certainly see your expertise in the paintings you write. The sector hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.

  35. I’m still learning from you, but I’m improving myself. I absolutely love reading all that is posted on your website.Keep the posts coming. I liked it!

  36. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is magnificent blog. A fantastic read. I will certainly be back.

  37. I would like to thnkx for the efforts you’ve put in writing this website. I am hoping the same high-grade site post from you in the upcoming as well. Actually your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own web site now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings quickly. Your write up is a great example of it.

  38. It’s perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things or advice. Perhaps you could write next articles referring to this article. I wish to read more things about it!

  39. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

  40. With almost everything that seems to be developing throughout this subject material, all your viewpoints are rather refreshing. On the other hand, I am sorry, because I do not give credence to your whole suggestion, all be it exhilarating none the less. It looks to me that your comments are actually not entirely validated and in reality you are your self not really fully convinced of your assertion. In any event I did take pleasure in examining it.


  41. Warning: printf(): Too few arguments in /home/content/p3pnexwpnas02_data02/57/2174957/html/wp-content/themes/mightymag/inc/template-tags.php on line 90

    Hi there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my zynga group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your
    content. Please let me know. Thanks

  42. Wow! This could be one particular of the most helpful blogs We have ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Excellent. I’m also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your hard work.

  43. Pingback: sewa mobil bali

  44. Great paintings! That is the type of information that are supposed to be shared around the net. Disgrace on Google for not positioning this put up higher! Come on over and talk over with my website . Thanks =)

  45. Hi, There’s no doubt that your website could be having internet browser compatibility problems.
    When I look at your website in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in IE, it’s got
    some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Aside from that, excellent blog!

  46. Fast unmerkbar glitten sie über meine Haut, doch das allein reichte parkplatz kontakt schon aus, um mir am ganzen Körper eine Gänsehaut zu bescheren.

  47. I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I¡¦ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my web site :)

  48. I simply wanted to say thanks once again. I am not sure the things that I might have created in the absence of the tips shared by you regarding my area of interest. It became a very frightening setting in my circumstances, nevertheless considering a specialised strategy you treated that took me to weep over joy. Extremely happy for your guidance and thus sincerely hope you realize what a great job you are always carrying out instructing the mediocre ones through the use of your blog. Probably you haven’t encountered all of us.

  49. certainly like your web-site but you have to check the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I find it very troublesome to inform the truth on the other hand I will definitely come again again.

  50. I like the valuable information you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am quite certain I will learn many new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  51. It¡¦s really a nice and helpful piece of information. I¡¦m satisfied that you just shared this helpful information with us. Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  52. Great weblog here! Additionally your site lots up very fast! What web host are you the usage of? Can I am getting your associate hyperlink for your host? I want my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  53. As I site possessor I believe the content material here is rattling excellent , appreciate it for your hard work. You should keep it up forever! Best of luck.

  54. It’s the best time to make a few plans for the long run and it’s time to be happy.
    I’ve read this post and if I could I want to recommend you some fascinating
    issues or advice. Perhaps you can write subsequent articles relating to this article.
    I wish to read more issues about it!

  55. I’ve been surfing on-line greater than 3 hours lately, yet I never found any attention-grabbing article like yours. It¡¦s pretty price sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all site owners and bloggers made good content material as you probably did, the web shall be much more helpful than ever before.

  56. Rund um die Uhr sind die alten Fickfotzen bereite und warten nur darauf angerufen zu werden um es am Handy oder Telefon hemmungslos zu treiben.

  57. I¡¦m no longer sure where you are getting your info, however great topic. I must spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent info I was on the lookout for this information for my mission.

  58. Pingback: best cover of space oddity

  59. I’m writing to make you be aware of what a fantastic encounter my friend’s child experienced using yuor web blog. She realized plenty of things, which included what it’s like to possess a marvelous teaching character to let many others effortlessly master various specialized things. You really surpassed our own expectations. Many thanks for distributing these warm and friendly, trustworthy, explanatory as well as easy tips about the topic to Julie.

  60. What i do not realize is actually how you are now not actually a lot more well-favored than you might be right now. You are so intelligent. You understand thus significantly when it comes to this matter, produced me personally consider it from so many various angles. Its like women and men aren’t interested until it¡¦s one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your individual stuffs excellent. At all times handle it up!

  61. Heya i’m for the first time here. I came across this board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give something back and help others like you aided me.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.