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Nice article on Rhodes.

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Rhodes has been dominant this year, shutting down three of the best WR’s in the NFL, to include Michael Thomas of New Orleans and Antonio Brown of the Steelers prior to shutting down Evans on Sunday.
How good has Rhodes been? This good:

Xavier Rhodes coverage in 2017:

Michael Thomas: 2/22
Antonio Brown: 3/28
Mike Evans: 4/36

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Just Me wrote:
Nice article on Rhodes.

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Rhodes has been dominant this year, shutting down three of the best WR’s in the NFL, to include Michael Thomas of New Orleans and Antonio Brown of the Steelers prior to shutting down Evans on Sunday.
How good has Rhodes been? This good:

Xavier Rhodes coverage in 2017:

Michael Thomas: 2/22
Antonio Brown: 3/28
Mike Evans: 4/36


He's a stud. But the penalties do skew that a bit. Brown had him beat on the post and if he didn't interfere those numbers would've been a bit different.

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Remember, PFF says he is the fourth best corner on the team.

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Post Re: Rhodes Closed
dead_poet wrote:
Just Me wrote:
Nice article on Rhodes.

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Rhodes has been dominant this year, shutting down three of the best WR’s in the NFL, to include Michael Thomas of New Orleans and Antonio Brown of the Steelers prior to shutting down Evans on Sunday.
How good has Rhodes been? This good:

Xavier Rhodes coverage in 2017:

Michael Thomas: 2/22
Antonio Brown: 3/28
Mike Evans: 4/36


He's a stud. But the penalties do skew that a bit. Brown had him beat on the post and if he didn't interfere those numbers would've been a bit different.

I'll just have to respectfully disagree yet again on this play. IMO Brown didn't have him beat. They were hand fighting and Rhodes got Brown's jersey and got the flag. Legitimate call, but he wasn't beaten. Not to mention, the ball was overthrown. Not to the point that the refs would call it "uncatchable," but Brown wasn't catching that ball.

As for the rest of that game, Rhodes was in Brown's jock, big-time. Take a look at this. You'll rarely see Antonio Brown taken out of a game the way Rhodes did. Brown has one big play in this video, and that's when the Vikings were in straight zone and Brown ran across the field out of and away from Xavier's zone. Otherwise, even Brown's few catches were heavily contested. It was a clinic.

IMHO, Rhodes is the best in the game. That's what Terrence Newman says, too. Best in the game.

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Post Re: Rhodes Closed
I always look forward to my weekly dose of Ike Taylor dogging Rhodes on NFL.com, get's me all riled up for the Sunday, and makes me cheer for him even harder. Last season was bad enough constantly ranking him the 7th best corner in the game. And he's carried it on through this season too. Last week Ike once again ranked Rhodes way lower than he deserves.
I know its one mans opinion, but for a former player, he is waaaaaaay off the mark with Xavier.
He's the best in the league in my opinion.


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Mike Evans tweeted "Rhodes were open for me all day. Film dont lie" :lol: :lol: :lol:

That must explain why Evans threw a tantrum on the sidelines and flipped over a bunch of stuff

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Lets not forget Rhodes took time to develop into what he has become, he used to be a PI machine to the point where they had to put boxing gloves on his hands. Hopefully Waynes can develop in a similar fashion, he's similar to early Rhodes in that he's right there in position, just a fraction late getting his head around or a step behind.


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Post Re: Rhodes Closed
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Lets not forget Rhodes took time to develop into what he has become, he used to be a PI machine to the point where they had to put boxing gloves on his hands. Hopefully Waynes can develop in a similar fashion, he's similar to early Rhodes in that he's right there in position, just a fraction late getting his head around or a step behind.

What I love about Rhodes is that he's become a master technician. His technique against Antonio Brown was just beautiful to watch. I don't know how you could cover that guy any better.

Mike Evans' tweet is classic diva crybaby nonsense. Yeah bud, that's why you had such a big game, cuz the "rhodes" were open all day. Whatever you say, chief. :lol:

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J. Kapp 11 wrote:
S197 wrote:
Lets not forget Rhodes took time to develop into what he has become, he used to be a PI machine to the point where they had to put boxing gloves on his hands. Hopefully Waynes can develop in a similar fashion, he's similar to early Rhodes in that he's right there in position, just a fraction late getting his head around or a step behind.

What I love about Rhodes is that he's become a master technician. His technique against Antonio Brown was just beautiful to watch. I don't know how you could cover that guy any better.

Mike Evans' tweet is classic diva crybaby nonsense. Yeah bud, that's why you had such a big game, cuz the "rhodes" were open all day. Whatever you say, chief. :lol:


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Post Re: Rhodes Closed
Rhodes really has turned the corner from his early years. I hope he can teach Waynes and Alexander something. We have so much invested in them. I personally dont even think they will be on the team in a few years.


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