Arizona Cardinals’ ‘triplets’ rank low in NFL.com rankings

Jun 4, 2015, 9:00 AM | Updated: 9:01 am
...

In football terms, “triplets” refers to a team’s quarterback-running back-receiver combination.

The phrase was popularized in the 1990s when Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin of the Dallas Cowboys were putting up big numbers and winning Super Bowls.

NFL.com analyst Dave Dameshek has ranked the current triplet combinations in the league, and he doesn’t have the Arizona Cardinals’ trio ranked very high.

Dameshek lists Arizona at No. 24 on his “top triplets for 2015” list, using the combination of Carson Palmer, Andre Ellington and Michael Floyd.

Writes Dameshek:

Injuries and inconsistency have plagued this trio, but the Cards are nonetheless worthy playoff contenders, thanks to coach Bruce Arians and a terrific defense. Ellington’s breakout — foretold by over-anxious Arizona coaches last year — could come in 2015 behind what looks to be a rugged line.

It should be noted that Dameshek did not list Cardinals’ receiver Larry Fitzgerald as one of the players considered in the combination.

The Steelers’ triplet combo of Ben Roethlisberger, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown was ranked first, followed by Green Bay (Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy and Jordy Nelson) and Seattle (Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch and Jimmy Graham).

Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Corey Peters (98) walks out before an NFL game between the Arizo...
Nikash Nath

PFF’s Doug Kyed advises Arizona Cardinals to bring back DL Corey Peters

With the Cardinals' current roster construction, PFF's Doug Kyed believes Arizona should bring DL Corey Peters back once more in 2022.
2 days ago
Ohio State Buckeyes offensive lineman Paris Johnson Jr. (77) protects his quarterback during the fi...
Sam Graveline

Cardinals take OT Paris Johnson Jr. in ESPN 2023 NFL mock draft

ESPN's Matt Miller thinks the Cardinals will beef up the offensive line in his first 2023 mock by selecting Ohio State OT Paris Johnson Jr.
4 days ago
Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury, right, and Byron Murphy Jr. (7) celebrate after an NFL foo...
Wills Rice

NFL.com’s Patra ranks Cardinals’ cornerbacks among weakest rooms in league

The Cardinals enter training camp with a few question marks personnel-wise on the defensive side of the ball, especially at cornerback.
5 days ago
Nick Scott #33 of the Los Angeles Rams tackles Zach Ertz #86 of the Arizona Cardinals after a recep...
Sam Graveline

PFF: Tight end shaping up to be biggest position battle for Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals head into training camp expecting to have healthy competition at a handful of positions, including at tight end.
6 days ago
Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates with fans after beating the Houston Texans 31-5...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals Corner: The timeframe of Kyler Murray’s contract extension

We haven't heard much lately when it comes down to Cardinals QB Kyler Murray and a contract extension. When will a new deal get done?
6 days ago
Markus Golden #44 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts to a defensive play during the first half against...
Nikash Nath

Cardinals LB Markus Golden among players with best team-friendly deals

Arizona Cardinals LB Markus Golden's contract cracked PFF analyst Brad Spielberger's top team-friendly deals ranking.
6 days ago
Arizona Cardinals’ ‘triplets’ rank low in NFL.com rankings