Even if he is a kicker.
According to NFL.com, Kaeding played almost five full games with a broken left leg. On the opening kickoff return of the Chargers' game against Denver, on Dec. 24, he tried to make a tackle and hurt his leg.
That's impressive. Combine this with Phillip Rivers playing through a torn ACL, and I'd say that the Chargers are starting to emerge as the "tough guy" team of the NFL, except... how's that sore knee feel now, LaDainian Tomlinson?