After finishing with the league's second-worst pass defense in 2004, the Chargers are relying on an improved pass rush to remedy that ailment in 2005. While newcomer Shawne Merriman will be counted on to bring the majority of the additional heat, holdover Howard Hodges will have his shot to prove he can turn out some lights as well.
August 3, 2005
Thursday's action-packed first practice of San Diego Chargers' training camp started and ended with an eleven-on-eleven session. Before the final scrimmage, head coach Marty Schottenheimer, who was a bit disappointed with some bouts of lethargic play, called the whole team together for an old school butt-chewing that was audible to the fans in the stands. The howling ended with: "Let's get the damn thing done!"
August 5, 2004
Talk about a man with a purpose. Howard Hodges, an undrafted free agent picked up by the San Diego Chargers, is that man. Overlooked all offseason, Hodges is looking towards making the team and reigniting a personal rivalry and a rivalry that will make Chargers fans proud, beating former teammate and current Oakland Raider Robert Gallery.
July 12, 2004
After consecutive all-Big Ten seasons, Howard Hodges, the former Hawkeye defensive end found himself home for all of the postseason all-star games for seniors. He also remained in Iowa City during the NFL scouting combine. <br><br> It led to Hodges going unselected during the 2004 NFL Draft and signing on with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent.
May 16, 2004