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Terence Newman convinced Xavier Rhodes to defy coach?

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes ultimately took the fall for defying coach Mike Zimmer’s defensive gameplan on Saturday, but the mastermind was another veteran defensive back. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, it was veteran cornerback Terence Newman who told Rhodes early in the contest to stay on his side of the field and share the duty of covering Green Bay...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aaron Rodgers jukes defender out of his cleats on TD

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may not be among the fastest quarterbacks in the NFL right now, but he’s still elusive and can run when he needs to. Rodgers, also, can bust out a few moves if he thinks the time is right, and the Vikings learned that lesson during the second quarter of Saturday’s game. The Packers quarterback spun out of a potential sack then took off running...
Via The Sports Daily
December 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier Rhodes amazed how well Adrian Peterson’s rehab is going

Xavier Rhodes certainly won’t bet against Adrian Peterson returning before the end of the regular season. The Vikings cornerback watched his teammate’s rehab Tuesday and couldn’t believe what he was seeing. “Seeing him today was like, ‘I don’t think you’re supposed to be doing all this right now.’,” Rhodes told Alex Marvez and Bill Polian on SiriusXM NFL Radio...
Via The Sports Daily
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Xavier Rhodes's 100-Yard Pick-6 Was a Jaw-Dropping Display of Pure Speed

The NFL play of Week 11 was Xavier Rhodes's supersonic pick-6 against the Arizona Cardinals. The Minnesota Vikings cornerback covered the entire length of the field in the blink of an eye: Intercepted...and returned 100 YARDS for the touchdown!@XavierRhodes29_ can move!#AZvsMIN https://t.co/UWc8aVGm9z — NFL UK (@NFLUK) November 20, 2016 Xavier Rhodes went from one end...
Via Stack
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Xavier Rhodes returns INT 100 yards for TD

The Arizona Cardinals were about to take the lead against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, but Xavier Rhodes had other ideas. He not only intercepted Carson Palmer, but returned it 100 yards for the score. PICK-6 ALERT! @XavierRhodes29_ takes Carson Palmer's pass 100 yards to the HOUSE. #AZvsMIN https://t.co/ImQE7C0QHL — NFL (@NFL) November 20, 2016 Clearly there was some...
Via Sportsnaut
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL players who will breakout in 2015

This portion of the NFL offseason might as well be deemed “optimism season.” I will be hypocritical, however, and display some of that said enthusiasm over a few players chances to succeed in this upcoming season.  In this five part series, I will look at twenty players total who are poised to have breakout seasons in 2015. And without further ado, No. 20, Alex Smith The...
Via isportsweb.com
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Rhodes getting schooling during summer camp

MANKATO, Minn. -- The standout play from Minnesota Vikings' training camp so far came on a Saturday evening with second-year cornerback Xavier Rhodes providing the highlight. In a full-team drill, Rhodes was trailing receiver Jarius Wright down the field on a Matt Cassel pass attempt. Rhodes jumped in the air and hauled in a two-handed, over-the-shoulder interception to the delight...
Via Fox Sports North
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Who Need To Make An Impact In 2014 No. 5 Xavier Rhodes

#5 | Xavier Rhodes Number 5 on the list goes to cornerback Xavier Rhodes.  Rhodes overcame a tough start to his rookie season to finish arguably as the Vikings top cornerback.  Early in the year he was often flagged for pass interference as he was too physical in coverage.  As the season progressed, Rhodes’ technique was much more refined and he started seeing less laundry...
Via DraftSeason
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Three reasons why the Minnesota Vikings will be a surprise this season

Do you like surprises? Well for Vikings fans, the 2014-15 season could shockingly be a great turnaround after a 5-11 finish last-season. Several positive things come to mind as the Vikings are a mere two months away from opening up in St. Louis to begin the season. First, the new coaching staff should help make the Vikings versatile on offense and defense starting this season. Head...
Via isportsweb.com
June 29, 2014  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
February 23, 2014  |  2 Comments
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