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Wyld Stallyns

Colts sign former Viking CB Xavier Rhodes

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I assume this is for less then we were paying Desir otherwise I don’t understand the trade off. 
 

Does he start over Ya-Sin? Does he come in for Nickel packages when Kenny Moore moves inside? My only hint of why he is here is for that veteran leadership we lacked last year but, eh Desir could handle that. 

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17 hours ago, Wyld Stallyns said:

I assume this is for less then we were paying Desir otherwise I don’t understand the trade off. 
 

Does he start over Ya-Sin? Does he come in for Nickel packages when Kenny Moore moves inside? My only hint of why he is here is for that veteran leadership we lacked last year but, eh Desir could handle that. 

I'm a bit surprised by this move,.  Actually both the Desir and Rhodes moves.  I figured Desire would lose his starting job to Tell but that he would be a solid backup.  Maybe that's why they released him, he didn't want to be a backup.  Maybe Rhodes agrees to be a back-up/mentor like Mike Mitchell was a couple of years ago (even though mitchell became the starter because of injuries and played well.

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2 hours ago, coffeedrinker said:

I'm a bit surprised by this move,.  Actually both the Desir and Rhodes moves.  I figured Desire would lose his starting job to Tell but that he would be a solid backup.  Maybe that's why they released him, he didn't want to be a backup.  Maybe Rhodes agrees to be a back-up/mentor like Mike Mitchell was a couple of years ago (even though mitchell became the starter because of injuries and played well.

I do think his leadership and veteran experience is big for CB....especially for the secondary with guys only in their 4th year or younger. Someone has to be the glue and voice of calm when things start going wrong. Hard to say how X's play will be this season, but the situation is perfect for him to earn another good contract. If he can't gain that leverage in the next year, that chance is likely lost. I see him perhaps surprising us all. This is his shot. I think he'll get it done.

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