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Notebook: Zimmer finding right ‘buttons to push’ with Xavier Rhodes

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MANKATO, Minn. — Christian Ponder uncorked a deep ball down the middle on a route guarded by Xavier Rhodes during Wednesday’s training camp practice.

The ball fell incomplete, but Vikings coach Mike Zimmer could be heard from the sideline sternly instructing the second-year cornerback.

Zimmer let the Vikings practice without pads leading up to Friday’s preseason opener. Though his orders could be heard from the media gallery, Zimmer says he’s lightened up a little bit with Rhodes.

“I have changed a little bit how I have approached trying to teach [Rhodes],” Zimmer…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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