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XAVIER RHODES RUMORS

Minnesota Vikings: Xavier Rhodes’ Sophomore Season

After a strong second season, Xavier Rhodes appears to be the cornerback the Vikings have been searching for.Minnesota gained a lot of attention during the 2013 NFL Draft when they made a pair of trades with the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots for their draft picks in the first round. Minnesota first used their pick, 23rd overall on Sharrif Floyd, four selections later...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings cornerback Rhodes develops under Zimmer's tutelage

Xavier Rhodes held plenty of promise to be one of the NFL's top cornerbacks. The size, speed and talent prompted the Minnesota Vikings to draft Rhodes 25th overall in 2013 out of Florida State. Nurturing the potential and developing Rhodes' gifts were near the top of new coach Mike Zimmer's priorities in remaking Minnesota's defense last season. From the earliest moments of offseason...
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings CB Rhodes makes strides in breakthrough season

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- For Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, developing the right approach begins in practice. Zimmer constantly urges having a certain mentality, and when it comes to his cornerbacks, the thought is simple. "I try to preach to these guys every day in practice, 'Don't let your guy catch the ball,'" Zimmer said Monday. Second-year cornerback Xavier Rhodes has taken...
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December 01, 2014  |  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

WATCH: Minnnesota Vikings DB Xavier Rhodes Wears a Helmet Cam While Covering WR Greg Jennings

Watching an NFL game live or on television is pretty cool in itself, but what if you could see a game from the view of one of the player's on the field? We will not likely get to see a whole game like that anytime soon, but thanks to the helmet cam Minnesota Vikings defensive back Xavier Rhodes recently wore in practice we now know what it looks like to try to cover wide receiver...
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August 03, 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...
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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...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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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April 14, 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...
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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
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