Charles did the rest.
For the next few weeks, he returned to Kansas City and found a special trainer and friend.
Alphonso Hodge played cornerback with the Chiefs (2004-2006) and Jets (2007-2008). He owns the DoWorkFactory2.0 training facility in Kansas City.
Hodge said his teammates always applauded him for his training. And once he suffered a knee injury that helped cut his NFL career short, he dove into the training profession as a new career.
Brett Hundley in his first NFL start supplants Rodgers. The Saints defense will gleefully embrace that switch. So does the entire NFC and especially the rest of the Packers’ NFC North brethren Minnesota, Detroit and Chicago.
We are trying to turn the page on our whole season, because, man, we’ve got somewhere we’re trying to go, said Ingram, a defensive end who by far is producing the best season of any in the NFL at his position with 7.5 sacks (second most in the league), a guy who his teammates affectionately describe as a beast and a dog. He flipped the game with dominating play throughout.
More on that later.
His team finally found a way to win a close game, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn added, which also happened to be his first victory as their coach. Rivers offered him the game ball afterward and told him, Sorry it took so long.
I think those guys made their minds up before they got on the plane that we were going to come here and win today, Lynn said.
Which you imagine the Giants had decided before kickoff, too, tired of losing, at home, a big crowd behind them and a fragile team in their sights.
In my mind, there was never a doubt that we were going to win this game, Giants guard Justin Pugh said.