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Hopefully Julio does some self scouting this week

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2 minutes ago, ATLSlobberKnockers said:

I doubt it's age then. Must have been an injury. If say yes close to 100% now.

He didn't have a bad year really

"In 2018, Rhodes allowed 52 receptions for 594 yards for three touchdowns and two interceptions. His yard per catch average was again 11.4 and his catch rate allowed was 57.3."

 

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10 minutes ago, TD_Lover said:

Everything I see says he allowed a 57% catch rate, where did you see 62%?

When matched up against top WR’s he was giving up tons of plays.

 

The stats don’t paint a pretty picture

Rhodes, at his salary, has to be putting up great numbers as a true shut down cornerback. That includes ball production and essentially closing off one side of the field wherever he is at. Otherwise, why pay the guy $14 million a year? That money can be better invested elsewhere if Rhodes is not cutting it, and right now, he certainly is not.

Against top receivers, Rhodes was targeted a massive 47 times and gave up 29 receptions for 310 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.

That means that 62% of the passes targeted his way versus those same guys were caught. For a top cornerback, that is never something you want to see, and it is indicative of a definite drop off. Not only that, but quarterbacks were anything but shying away from Rhodes. In fact, that went right at him.

For comparison’s sake, William Jackson III was only targeted 18 times against top receivers. Rhodes, out of all top cornerbacks, was targeted the 3rd most. The league was noticing a drop off in his play, and with an ascending Mackensie Alexander on the other side, went after and attacked Rhodes successfully instead.

All in all, he produced the highest catch rate of his career at 65%. He also saw his ball production dip from nine pass breakups to five, and all while still having the same amount of penalties. That is not a great look for a guy who is supposed to be an elite corner. His play should ascend, not descend and regress like it did in 2018.

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.profootballnetwork.com/minnesota-vikings-xavier-rhodes-must-have-a-bounce-back-season/%3famp

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2 minutes ago, FalconsIn2020 said:

When matched up against top WR’s he was giving up tons of plays.

 

The stats don’t paint a pretty picture

Rhodes, at his salary, has to be putting up great numbers as a true shut down cornerback. That includes ball production and essentially closing off one side of the field wherever he is at. Otherwise, why pay the guy $14 million a year? That money can be better invested elsewhere if Rhodes is not cutting it, and right now, he certainly is not.

Against top receivers, Rhodes was targeted a massive 47 times and gave up 29 receptions for 310 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.

That means that 62% of the passes targeted his way versus those same guys were caught. For a top cornerback, that is never something you want to see, and it is indicative of a definite drop off. Not only that, but quarterbacks were anything but shying away from Rhodes. In fact, that went right at him.

For comparison’s sake, William Jackson III was only targeted 18 times against top receivers. Rhodes, out of all top cornerbacks, was targeted the 3rd most. The league was noticing a drop off in his play, and with an ascending Mackensie Alexander on the other side, went after and attacked Rhodes successfully instead.

All in all, he produced the highest catch rate of his career at 65%. He also saw his ball production dip from nine pass breakups to five, and all while still having the same amount of penalties. That is not a great look for a guy who is supposed to be an elite corner. His play should ascend, not descend and regress like it did in 2018.

So 62% against top receivers not on the whole season got it. Next time be more clear.

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24 minutes ago, TD_Lover said:

So 62% against top receivers not on the whole season got it. Next time be more clear.

I’ll be sure to do that for you

7 hours ago, FalconsIn2020 said:

Rhodes regressed quite a bit last year.  He was targeted 3rd most vs top receivers and allowed 62% completion rate.  Was it nagging injuries or age finally catching up?  

My bet is Julio will receive bracket coverage this time around.  

 

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24 minutes ago, Jesus said:

Give Matt the time and he will destroy everyone this year.

That’s what I worry about in this game. We have the weapons but will Matt have the time to get the ball to them??

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25 minutes ago, apl2g said:

That’s what I worry about in this game. We have the weapons but will Matt have the time to get the ball to them??

The money was invested.

They just gotta make it happen.

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