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Rhodes injury update

Post by Maelstrom88 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:10 pm

Apparently it's very mild. Don't know how long that will keep him out but very happy it's not worse.

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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by YikesVikes » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:07 pm

He will miss 4 games. We always lie on the injury report.
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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:15 am

I guess it all depends on whom you believe.

Minneapolis Star Tribune headline:
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes' hamstring injury not serious

St. Paul Pioneer Press headline:
Vikings’ Xavier Rhodes hamstring injury could end his season, ex-NFL team doctor speculates

Of course, this entire article is based on a doctor simply looking at replay of the video. Nothing else.

My guess ... we'll know Sunday. Not before.
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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by Texas Vike » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:19 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:15 am
I guess it all depends on whom you believe.

Minneapolis Star Tribune headline:
Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes' hamstring injury not serious

St. Paul Pioneer Press headline:
Vikings’ Xavier Rhodes hamstring injury could end his season, ex-NFL team doctor speculates

Of course, this entire article is based on a doctor simply looking at replay of the video. Nothing else.

My guess ... we'll know Sunday. Not before.
The latest news is that it is not an avulsion, so his season is not over and he will not need surgery. As for the timeline of when to expect him back? I haven't seen anything but fan speculation yet.
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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by Maelstrom88 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:50 am

Expect the Pats to pick on Hill. I just hope Rhodes is back for Seattle.
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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:04 pm

Maelstrom88 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:50 am
Expect the Pats to pick on Hill. I just hope Rhodes is back for Seattle.
The good thing is, they dont have much to pick on him with. Their WRs are pretty underwhelming. We didnt have Rhodes against the best pass offense in the NFL in New Orleans and we shut Brees down to his lowest passing total ever by a long shot. If Waynes shadows Gordon, Hill can run with any of their WRs.

As for offense, I just hope that Flip isnt saying "oh we're playing Tom Brady, we gotta throw non-stop and go toe to toe with him". Run the damn ball or Belichik is going to eat you alive.
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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by Cliff » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:17 pm

Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:04 pm
As for offense, I just hope that Flip isnt saying "oh we're playing Tom Brady, we gotta throw non-stop and go toe to toe with him". Run the damn ball or Belichik is going to eat you alive.
I've got mixed feelings about this. I understand the value or the running game and want to see it more ... but it's also basically saying "we need to use the weakest link on the team more!". The team averages 3.9 yards per rush which ranks just shy of last. How much more do we really want them to run it?

Additionally, we've got one of the best receiving corps in the league and just used a lot of resources on a good QB. Tom Brady is an all time great to be sure but his weapons aren't great right now. If we can't go toe to toe on offense with just about any team given the weapons there what was the point of getting Cousins? Cousins is also beating Brady in nearly every statistical category.
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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:40 pm

Cliff wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:17 pm
Pondering Her Percy wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:04 pm
As for offense, I just hope that Flip isnt saying "oh we're playing Tom Brady, we gotta throw non-stop and go toe to toe with him". Run the damn ball or Belichik is going to eat you alive.
I've got mixed feelings about this. I understand the value or the running game and want to see it more ... but it's also basically saying "we need to use the weakest link on the team more!". The team averages 3.9 yards per rush which ranks just shy of last. How much more do we really want them to run it?

Additionally, we've got one of the best receiving corps in the league and just used a lot of resources on a good QB. Tom Brady is an all time great to be sure but his weapons aren't great right now. If we can't go toe to toe on offense with just about any team given the weapons there what was the point of getting Cousins? Cousins is also beating Brady in nearly every statistical category.
Here's the problem, we have VERY good RBs. TWO of them no less. It's not like we're fielding Matt Asiata. These guys are volume backs. More so Murray than Cook. Murray isnt going to have 5 carries for 65 yards. He needs volume. He's a poor man's AP. Cook can explode at any point but also, needs to touch the ball more. Find ways to run the football! Not just bury it up the gut and hope for the best. Flip needs to be creative here.

We signed Cousins to elevate this offense but Cousins doesnt need to carry the weight. It's not like it's only him and he's surrounded by dud RBs and/or WRs. We established enough run game vs. GB with 5-6 yard gains early. That alone keeps the defense honest. By straying away from that, we become one dimensional and it puts Cousins at a higher risk given how poor our OL is. If we establish a run game, it makes our play action DEADLY. And there is nobody better at hiding the ball on play action than Cousins.

Again, if we had Asiata out there, I would say yeah, Kirk is gonna have to carry the load. But we have two studs and arguably the best tandem out there that have gotten WAY less volume than pretty much any other RBs out there. These guys can break a game wide open. Matt Asiata couldnt. I mean the Seahawks have the #1 run offense in the NFL. Wilson helps that but still, there is not a single RB on that team that is better than Cook or Murray. AND they have a worse OL than we do. So nobody should be saying it cant be done (not saying you are). This is a Flip problem and a Flip problem only.
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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by Cliff » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:00 pm

I moved our discussion about the run game here, PHP.

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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by dead_poet » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:06 pm

Zimmer just said there's a good chance Rhodes plays Sunday.

I don't believe him.
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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by Texas Vike » Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:41 pm

dead_poet wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:06 pm
Zimmer just said there's a good chance Rhodes plays Sunday.

I don't believe him.
Me neither, he's Belicheking Belichek.
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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:00 pm

dead_poet wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:06 pm
Zimmer just said there's a good chance Rhodes plays Sunday.

I don't believe him.
If Rhodes plays ill tattoo his name on my left butt cheek.
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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by S197 » Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:13 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:00 pm
dead_poet wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:06 pm
Zimmer just said there's a good chance Rhodes plays Sunday.

I don't believe him.
If Rhodes plays ill tattoo his name on my left butt cheek.
Will you tattoo closed on the right one?
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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:40 pm

S197 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:13 pm
PurpleMustReign wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:00 pm


If Rhodes plays ill tattoo his name on my left butt cheek.
Will you tattoo closed on the right one?
Only if he gets an int.
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Re: Rhodes injury update

Post by dead_poet » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:39 am

PurpleMustReign wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:40 pm
S197 wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:13 pm


Will you tattoo closed on the right one?
Only if he gets an int.
This thread took a turn.

Let me know if you need a notary.
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