- January 22, 2020 at 12:44 pm #54905mikegreitzerParticipant
Been done before. Rod Woodson, Charles Woodson, Antoine Winfield.
Any Harris will soon get paid more than Harry Smith. Vikes can’t do it. Rhodes is big, strong and tackles like a safety.
He also knows Zimmer’s defense in and out.
- January 22, 2020 at 5:39 pm #54916VoiceOfReasonParticipant
I was just talking about this with a guy I work with who is also a Vikings fan.
I brought up a player from the Vikings not to distant past who was drafted as a CB by the Cardinals, then signed by the Vikings as a free agent back in the Meathead Tice nightmare, Corey Chavous, as every Vikings fan will remember, Corey was a average at best, slow footed CB, but switched to S and became a pro bowl caliber player.
If the team can get Xavier to take a restructuring that helps the team, and is loaded with incentives, moving him to S might not be such a bad idea. But, personally, I’d rather they release Rhodes and resign Harris.
- January 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm #54919Joe JohnsonKeymaster
Chavous also was an amazing student of the game.
I think this could be a stop gap move IF they can’t resign Harris for some reason.
They NEED to resign Harris as he’s the compliment to Smith that we’ve been looking for since Harrison was a rookie, and he’s also the only player on this defense who routinely gets interceptions (it’s not a system that’s congruent w/ turnovers, so having that isn’t expected but is obviously very very great and helpful to the final outcome of the game).
I think that they need to resign Kearse, also. I don’t think that he’s got ANY interest in staying here, per his social media, but I do think that his ability to fit in at (nickel)CB, safety and even hybrid-linebacker is something that shouldn’t be overlooked…
That’s just me though.
- January 31, 2020 at 3:16 pm #55076VoiceOfReasonParticipant
I agree that chavous was indeed a true student of the game, he does now own & operate Draft Nasty.
I was just making a comparison because they were/are both physical players who are/were good tacklers who had lost their CB speed.
Plus, I’ve always heard Xavier is very into film study and has alot of football knowledge, it’s just the leg and hip injuries have taken away the speed he once had that made him a true shut down corner for 2-3 years.
- February 1, 2020 at 9:50 am #55081mikegreitzerParticipant
I disagree with Chavous. We used to call him “the last one to know” around here. He was always flying into the picture at the last moment–not making the tackle.
But Rhodes, big, pretty fast for a safety WITH LESS ATHLETIC RESPONSIBIITY could work really well.
But, it’s like moving O’Neill to LT. Won’t happen on this watch. Too loyal to tradition.
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