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Notebook: For Xavier Rhodes, the grad course in NFL corner is ongoing

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Mike Zimmer doesn’t just want his players to play football, he wants them to fully understand a very nuanced game.

In his second year as head coach, Zimmer is beyond the phase of installing his defense and began dishing out pop quizzes to players this offseason. These tests came in the form of calling on players during team meetings, and asking them about game scenarios or philosophies they perhaps didn’t think they’d need to know at their position. First and foremost, Zimmer wants his players to understand the technique and play calls of their…

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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