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Three reasons Xavier Rhodes is the Vikings most important defensive player

As the 25th overall pick in the first round of the 2013 draft, a lot of expectations came with the drafting of Xavier Rhodes. In 35 career games he has only recorded one interception and has thus far been a frustrating and inconsistent player. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: Are the Patriots still on top despite close call with Jets? Heroes and Goats: Six players who stood out Week...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Hands off: Vikings CB Rhodes wears boxing gloves in practice to reduce penalties

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes hasn't quite picked up where he left off with his breakthrough 2014 season. The biggest reason? Flags. Rhodes has fared relatively well in coverage, but his physical style has gotten him in plenty of trouble with the officials on the field. He's tied with teammate and defensive end Everson Griffen for the most accepted penalties per game...
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October 16, 2015  |  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...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Minnesota Vikings 1st Round Selection of the 2015 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Trae Waynes CB, Michigan St. Initial Reaction: Waynes has been linked to the Vikings for weeks and it finally comes true. Adding him along with Xavier Rhodes gives the Vikings and Mike Zimmer one of the best young corner duos in the NFC.Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade a player before they even put a jersey on, but what fun would that be?Grade for this pick...
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April 30, 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...
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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
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