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Daily Norseman Jun 14, 2018
LISTEN: Xavier Rhodes declares himself the best corner in the NFL

LISTEN: Xavier Rhodes declares himself the best corner in the NFL

I’m sure not going to argue With mini camp over and done with for the Minnesota Vikings and (hopefully) not a hell of a lot to talk about until 27 July when Training Camp starts, we’ve got an interesting little tidbit from cornerback Xavier Rhodes, who sat down with Adam Schein from Mad Dog Sports on SiriusXM. This is only a short snippet of the interview, but Schein takes a moment to ask Rhodes who he thinks the best cornerback in the NFL is. His answer is. . .well, is actually exactly what you’d expect. ICYMI: @Vikings CB @XavierRhodes29_ tells @AdamSchein he's the best cornerback...

Vikings minicamp observations: Mike Hughes ends offseason making a couple of plays

Playing the slot remains a focus for Vikings rookie cornerback Mike Hughes, who ended the offseason program making a couple plays during Thursday’s practice. The Vikings shortened practice by about a half hour while planning to host an alumni barbecue afterward, but Hughes still had time to stand out with the reserves. The top corners continue to be Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander. Hughes, the 30th-overall pick, made his first play from the slot, where he jumped a route by receiver Cayleb Jones for the pass deflection. “They had a stack formation, me and the corner...
Daily Norseman Jun 13, 2018
Good Morning Gjallarhorn: Episode 02 - The Mike Hughes Fit

Good Morning Gjallarhorn: Episode 02 - The Mike Hughes Fit

The vodcast where the GMG crew discusses how Mike Hughes will fit into the Vikings plans. Good Morning Gjallarhorn! Good morning everybody, Dave here, with another episode of the vodcast Good Morning Gjallarhorn. We are trying to bring that Minnesota spirit in a visual form rather than just another audio podcast. This episode we discuss Matthew Coller’s piece of Xavier Rhodes talking about Mike Hughes and where the number one draft choice might fit in the overall Minnesota Vikings scheme. We also answered some viewer questions, including from the Daily Norseman’s very own, Ted...
The Viking Age May 29, 2018

Vikings safety Harrison Smith continues to be underrated

The Minnesota Vikings safety continues to be underrated and under-appreciated by his peers as he ranked 46th on this year’s NFL Top 100 list. Last week, it was Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes getting disrespected by the 2018 NFL Top 100 list after he was ranked as the league’s 55th-best player despite being a First-Team […] Vikings safety Harrison Smith continues to be underrated - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Viking Age May 22, 2018

Purple People Podcast 303: Rhodes House – A Vikings podcast

Xavier Rhodes, Stefon Diggs, Mike Hughes, and other Minnesota Vikings players are discussed during this week’s episode of the Purple People Podcast! Welcome to the Purple People Podcast for the week of May 22nd, 2018 as hosted by Adam B. Carlson, Kyle J. West, and Kyle Smith! In which we discuss the latest news and […] Purple People Podcast 303: Rhodes House – A Vikings podcast - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Viking Age May 22, 2018

NFL.com lists Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes as the best cornerback in the NFL

Rhodes are closed in Minnesota thanks to Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes. NFL.com’s James Jones believes he is the best player in the NFL at his position. Ever since being the 25th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have been able to rely on cornerback Xavier Rhodes to hold his own against […] NFL.com lists Vikings CB Xavier Rhodes as the best cornerback in the NFL - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
The Viking Age May 22, 2018

Xavier Rhodes gets disrespected by the NFL Top 100 countdown

After a season that ended with him earning a First-Team All-Pro selection, the Minnesota Vikings cornerback is ranked very low on the 2018 NFL Top 100 list. The roads were indeed closed for those who had to face Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes in 2017. Rhodes impressive performance in his fifth season with the Vikings […] Xavier Rhodes gets disrespected by the NFL Top 100 countdown - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Daily Norseman May 22, 2018
Tuesday Open Thread: May 22, 2018

Tuesday Open Thread: May 22, 2018

We trudge head-on into a Tuesday. Good luck. Merry Tuesday, everyone! We’re crawling through this NFL news dead period, thank God for spring weather, fishing, baseball, and fishing. Around the DN since our last open thread: Two more Vikings were placed on the board of the NFL Network Top 100 as Xavier Rhodes hit the list at number 55, and Case Keenum actually came in ahead of Rhodes (snicker) at number 51. Chris shared the excellent news that Dalvin Cook will participate in team OTAs this week, albeit on a limited basis. I can’t wait to see the kid back in action, I have high...
Daily Norseman May 21, 2018
Xavier Rhodes comes in at #55 on NFL Network Top 100

Xavier Rhodes comes in at #55 on NFL Network Top 100

Yeah. . .too low. It’s Monday night, which means it’s time for another installment of the NFL Network Top 100, and another member of the Minnesota Vikings has made his way onto the list. And, quite frankly, he’s on there way too early. "I think he's the best in the league this year." Same. #NFLTop100 pic.twitter.com/9Kup1eGGUS— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May 22, 2018 Xavier Rhodes, who for my money and in my completely unbiased opinion is the best cornerback the National Football League has to offer, checks in at #55 on this year’s list. As you can see from the video above,...
The Viking Age May 21, 2018

Newman: ‘Xavier Rhodes is the best cornerback in the league’

In part three of “Terence Newman Presents”, the veteran declared his Minnesota Vikings teammate as the best cornerback in the NFL. No Minnesota Vikings player has arguably benefitted more from the hiring of Mike Zimmer than cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Since Zimmer became the Vikings’ head coach in 2014, Rhodes has developed into one of the […] Newman: ‘Xavier Rhodes is the best cornerback in the league’ - The Viking Age - The Viking Age - A Minnesota Vikings Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Daily Norseman May 18, 2018
Xavier Rhodes challenges Telvin Smith to race at Jaguars/Vikings joint practices

Xavier Rhodes challenges Telvin Smith to race at Jaguars/Vikings joint practices

The two were teammates at Florida State Hat tip to The Viking Age for finding this one first. There is, perhaps, no team in the NFL that talks more “smack” than the Jacksonville Jaguars, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. I mean, obviously they have reason to, given that they’re really, really good. However, following the announcement of the joint practice between the Jaguars and the Minnesota Vikings leading up to their preseason contest this August, Vikings’ cornerback Xavier Rhodes has turned the tables a bit and talked a little trash of his own. We will host two...

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