At the halfway point of the 2013 season, we have a decent idea of the Arizona Cardinals. We are not sure completely. This could be a team that gets on a roll and makes the playoffs or it could fall apart. It could also be just okay.
But we know it is not a terrible team and it is not an elite team.
We know who the best players are...but if we had to pick, who have been the best teammates, in terms of performance?
There is one unit that has definitely not been the best teammates on the field. That would be the offensive line. We have seen good play from Daryn Colledge, but the rest have been anywhere from okay to not good.
What about other areas?
The running back play has been good from Andre Ellington, but there has not been great team play at the position.
The play at tight end has not been great.
Let's look at other possible teammate duos.
The numbers say average. But we know that Fitz is so much more than just his play on the field.
Both have four sacks. They have combined for 50 tackles. Campbell has been fantastic and Dockett has been very good.
They have split time almost evenly and have both been great at the point of attack. Ta'amu has been great at pushing the pocket back, while Williams has been positively graded all season by Pro Football Focus. They don't produce much in the way of numbers, but they affect the game when they are in the game.
Dansby alone has put up mad numbers. Washington has only played four games. However, these are the combined numbers -- 94 tackles, five sacks and three interceptions.
Even though Mathieu is a part-time starter and part-time cornerback, you cannot separate the two players. They are brothers, even without being real brothers and beyond just being teammates. They have combined for five interceptions and both have saved games. Peterson's two picks against Tampa Bay saved a win and Mathieu's fourth down tackle against the Lions brought home another win. Both have been fantastic.
The punt and punt coverage team has been great. 20 of Zasty's 42 punts have been downed inside the 20. That is the work of his leg and accuracy, as well as the speed and determination of Bethel, who is the primary gunner. They have combined to pin opponents back deep in their own territory, making the defense's job better.
If you had to pick, who has been the best pair of teammates?