Why Andre Ellington is a Plus For The Bucs
So far it has been a busy offseason for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They had last year’s coaches and built an entirely new coaching staff, begun cutting dead weight, and now it looks like they are attempting to fix the backfield.
The signing of Andre Ellington could be a big one if Ellington can return to form. As a rookie, he posted 1,023 all-purpose yards in only 12 games. The signing also reunites Ellington with Bruce Arians so picking up the playbook should not be a problem.
Ellington, when utilized, can catch passes and is capable of making big plays just like another running back that might ring a “Bell” – pun intended. By adding Ellington to the lineup and sharing the load with Peyton Barber, the running back duo could become a match made in heaven.
The big question is can he stay healthy?
One thing that is for certain is that the experience that Ellington has in a Bruce Arian’s system will prove vital in helping the running backs with that new system. He could also prove to be an asset in Ronald Jones development.
I would keep a close eye on Ellington. He may surprise you this year and may even be a steal in fantasy football. I would be sure to pay close attention to him during training camp and the preseason because Arians did not sign him just to sit the bench. Look for Ellington to make a big impact in the Buccaneers run game early this year.