5. He is a student of the game
When Hodges entered the NFL, he thought his
talent alone would allow him to flourish, But as
the linebacker soon found out, he needed to
put in more work in the classroom to succeed,
"One of the keys for me is continually studying
film and learning as much as you can about
each team you face and each quarterback
you're facing," Hodges recently told Scout,
"We're facing a lot of very good quarterbacks
all year. When I came to the Vikings, I wasn’t a
student of the game. I had to learn that."
Apparently, Hodges is also a good addition to
the locker room.
"He's crazy, but he's a great guy, man," Vikings
cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said. ”If you
come in and you're having a bad day, Hodges,
he'll bring your day up."