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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:44 am    Post subject: The Rhodes are now being less traveled Reply with quote

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When your name starts getting mentioned alongside Darrelle Revis and Richard Sherman you’re playing some pretty good ball. You’d have to be pretty far out on a limb to put the name of Xavier Rhodes‘ in that conversation at this punt in his career… unless you limited your subject matter to the past month (four games) of play.

For the season he is PFF’s 15th-ranked cornerback and ninth when just looking at coverage grades.

In the past four games only Revis has a better PFF grade overall, and a better coverage grade. He tops every other corner by a reasonable distance (+11.0 for Rhodes in coverage to +7.4 to Chris Harris Jr as the third best mark).


https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2014/12/10/analysis-notebook-week-14-4/
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, Rhodes closed.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's Revis Island, and there's Rhodes Island.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like "Rhodes Closed". . . that's got some style . . . Rhodes Island?

Zimmer mentions him in press conferences now, saying he's starting to get it. Which by all accounts means, he's really getting better, but he's not at the level Zimmer wants him at -- how bout them tators? I like that the head coach wants each guy to be the best at his position, not just on his team, but the whole league.

We've all seen the improvements of Josh Robinson the past year, but he had rough games against the pack and the jets.

Rhodes, on the other hand, plays very aggressive, tight coverage and he's knocking down passes and stripping the ball to cause incompletions.

Let's see how he does Sunday before annointing him king corner. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to Matt Kalil and Zimmer.....PFF has no idea what they are talking about.......

Rhodes looks great when the officials "let 'em play". does anyone know where this crew stands on that?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's an elite corner. By this time next year he'll be top 5 in the NFL.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TENINCH wrote:
He's an elite corner. By this time next year he'll be top 5 in the NFL.


C'mon man, way too early to call him an elite corner.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nzd07 wrote:
TENINCH wrote:
He's an elite corner. By this time next year he'll be top 5 in the NFL.


C'mon man, way too early to call him an elite corner.


I am not so sure. He is clearly performing just as well as the elite CBs in the league, especially the past month of the season. Sure, Rhodes needs more time to establish himself, at the same time, how many CBs are actually playing better than Rhodes is at this moment? Probably not many.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this and love Rhodes but we all get excited when we beat a couple of bad teams.

This team is an opportunity to celebrate Rhodes if he has a good game. Doing it as a prelim upsets me.

I am so stoked we have Rhodes, but it's not the end of the season, and this is a big game. Wrong time to anoint anyone. The press should know better for bringing this up for of course we will react.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when Xavier plays his man physically at the line of scrimmage, contesting his route right away, is that a... bump in the Rhodes?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bermuda Viking wrote:
I love this and love Rhodes but we all get excited when we beat a couple of bad teams.

This team is an opportunity to celebrate Rhodes if he has a good game. Doing it as a prelim upsets me.

I am so stoked we have Rhodes, but it's not the end of the season, and this is a big game. Wrong time to anoint anyone. The press should know better for bringing this up for of course we will react.


It's not about beating teams. It's about Rhodes beating his receiver every single week. Rhodes has shut down his side of the field. He's made Jordy Nelson look and the other receivers he's faced look average or bad.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bermuda Viking wrote:
I love this and love Rhodes but we all get excited when we beat a couple of bad teams.

This team is an opportunity to celebrate Rhodes if he has a good game. Doing it as a prelim upsets me.

I am so stoked we have Rhodes, but it's not the end of the season, and this is a big game. Wrong time to anoint anyone. The press should know better for bringing this up for of course we will react.


You've got to give credit when credit is due. Rhodes rarely gets burned for big plays and has a high number of deflections. What more do you want from a cb?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

to his credit too, Rhodes has learned how to retain his aggressive physical style without drawing the frequent PI penalties he was earlier in the year.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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@Gil_Brandt: #NFL CBs w/ lowest burn %:

1. Rhodes 38%
2. V. Davis 42%
3. Fletcher 44%
4. @ChrisHarrisJr** 45

** Reason why #Broncos extended him

Not just over his hot streak The past few weeks. This is season long.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpmwr19 wrote:
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@Gil_Brandt: #NFL CBs w/ lowest burn %:

1. Rhodes 38%
2. V. Davis 42%
3. Fletcher 44%
4. @ChrisHarrisJr** 45

** Reason why #Broncos extended him

Not just over his hot streak The past few weeks. This is season long.


Love seeing this. Would have love to have added #4 to the team though. Rhodes is a stud.
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