XAVIER RHODES RUMORS

Do the Minnesota Vikings need to take a look at any of the top 10 CB’s in the Draft?

In 2013 the Minnesota Vikings cornerbacks were among the leagues worst. Rookie Xavier Rhodes started to make some headway at the end of the year and showed a lot of talent. With the signing of Captain Munnerlyn during free agency the team has there starters in place. The biggest question right now is if the back up corners are going to be replaced. Should the Vikings take a risk...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Minnesota Vikings should acquire Aqib Talib

The Minnesota Vikings should acquire Aqib TalibCornerback Aqib Talib will be a highly pursued free agent if the New England Patriots fail to reach an agreement with him by March 11. The Minnesota Vikings should be chomping at the bit for the opportunity to possibly acquire Talib if he doesn’t resign with the Patriots and there are many reasons why. Minnesota had the worst passing...
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February 23, 2014  |  2 Comments

Finding a silver lining in a disappointing Vikings season

2013 was a tough year for the Minnesota Vikings, but there was at least one player that showed a lot this year. Instead of looking at the cliche and talking about Adrian Peterson or even top rookie Cordarrelle Patterson I am going to take this in a different direction. The Vikings defense was a much maligned group in 2013 and the secondary was a big reason why. The Vikings used their...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings get first-rounders, Rhodes & Patterson under contract

Earlier we reported that the Vikings signed first-rounder Shariff Floyd.  They’ve now signed their other two first round picks. The Vikings have announced that they’ve signed cornerback Xavier Rhodes and wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson. And here's the third! Welcome to the team, @XavierRhodes29_ pic.twitter.com/oFVM4hxeou — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 25, 2013...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings pass defense is steadily improving

Alan Williams improved the Vikings’ pass defense greatly in first year as defensive coordinator in 2012. The Vikings set out to improve their pass defense even more by way of the draft. Minnesota selected one of the best corners of the entire draft class, that being Xavier Rhodes. Rhodes has already impressed the Vikings coaching staff. “The one thing, I don’t know how much...
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June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings' Xavier Rhodes quick to adapt and impress

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Like every NFL rookie, Xavier Rhodes is trying to soak up all he can during the Minnesota Vikings' organized team activities. Minnesota thought highly enough of Rhodes to make him a first-round draft pick in April, and he hasn't disappointed during the summer practices as coaches and teammates have been impressed with his talent and how he's acclimated...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Rhodes isn’t a frequent ‘burn’ victim

Xavier Rhodes’ “burn rate” in college was the best among the top cornerbacks available in this year’s draft involved in a STATS study. See how he stacked up against others and what he had to say about making the transition to the Vikings defense.
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings will rely on Rhodes to slow NFC North foes

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. For the past several years, the Minnesota Vikings have entered seasons with a preferred set of cornerbacks they believed could help them negate the pass-happy offenses in the NFC North. Inevitably, injuries hit and poor performance left the secondary among the biggest weak spots for Minnesota. The injuries became a yearly issue with players like Cedric Griffin...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings’ Chris Cook says he’ll “handle” opposing number one receivers

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook knows what he’s going to tell rookie Xavier Rhodes when it comes to covering the number one receiver of opposing teams. “Just let me handle them,” Cook said on 1500 ESPN Radio. Cook wants to sign an extension with Minnesota as he goes into the final year of his rookie deal. “I’m looking forward to coming back if that’s in the cards...
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May 19, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft-or-Bust Off: Vikings Select CB Xavier Rhodes

The post-draft sex glow is all about us as we move into the doldrums of the NFL off-season, but there's still much to talk about with the Vikings 2013 NFL Draft picks. In Purple Jesus Diaries' NFL Draft-or-Bust Off, we review each pick in turn and provide some further amateur insight for you. Previously we looked at Sharrif Floyd, and today, we continue with the Vikings second...
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May 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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