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A boozy Tom Zbikowski quits the NFL to become a firefighter

Former Ravens, Bears, and Colts safety Tom Zbikowski announced his retirement from football on Saturday. Zbikowski was still seeking a job after getting suspended for four games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy in September. Frequently competing with a “massive hangover,” Zbikowski only amassed 126 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions over...
Via Sports by Colin
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Suspended for steroids, Tom Zbikowski should quit football and return to boxing

Likely due to juicing, the NFL on Tuesday suspended free agent safety Tom Zbikowski for four weeks. Taken out of Notre Dame by the Baltimore Ravens 86th overall in 2008, the 28-year-old Zbikowski was clipped by the Chicago Bears on August 25. Now employed by three organizations, the two-time member of the AP All-American third-team has only amassed 126 tackles, two sacks and three...
Via Sports by Colin
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Zbikowski reportedly turned away by fire department for his clothes

Tom Zbikowski is trying to become a firefighter in Chicago, but his first impression was not a good one. Zbikowski, a Chicago Bears safety from Park Ridge, Ill., applied to the Chicago Fire Department in 2006 while he was still at Notre Dame, the South Bend Tribune reports. He was on a very long waiting list of applicants but finally got a call from the department recently. Zbikowski...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Bears expected to sign Tom Zbikowski

According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears are expected to sign free agent safety Tom Zbikowski, who’s originally from the Chicago area. BREAKING: #Bears are expected to sign former Buffalo Grove and Notre Dame safety Tom Zbikowski, according to sources. — Sean Jensen (@seankjensen) March 23, 2013 Zbikowski recorded 38 tackles and 1 interception last season...
Via Pro Football Zone
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Colts release S Zbikowski after flurry of signings

The Indianapolis Colts have released safety Tom Zbikowski after one season with the team. The Notre Dame alum and professional boxer followed coach Chuck Pagano and teammates Brandon McKinney and Cory Redding from Baltimore to Indy last season. He started 11 games, finishing with 47 tackles, one sack and one interception while returning six kickoffs for 123 yards. When the Colts...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Colts Release Tom Zbikowski

The Colts have released safety Tom Zbikowski after spending one year with the team.Tom Zbikowski was the starter for the majority of the season last year, and with the exception of a couple of games, his play was disapointing. He had 38 tackles and 1 interception in 11 games with the Colts. He struggled with injuries throughout the season, and Joe Lefeged got to see the field a lot...
Via Everything Colts
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Colts Monday Musings: Coaching, Luck and Zbikowski

The Colts were able to overcome a handful of key injuries and some inconsistent play to defeat the Cleveland Browns 17-13 and move their record to 3-3. The game was a tale of two halves, and it played out in an odd, somewhat surprising manner. The first half went somewhat to script, with both offenses dominating their defensive counterparts. At the time the Colts took a 14-6 lead...
Via The Colts Authority
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Finally, the real scapegoats are back!

Conrad Brunner of 1070 the Fan shares some of his thoughts and some interesting quotes from Colts defensive players on the replacement referees and the return of the regular officials, including some insightful stuff from Tom Zbikowski: “They did the best they could,” said Zbikowski. “There’s nothing they can be faulted for. It’s a tough situation. Feel for them a little...
Via The Colts Authority
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Zbikowski fiery according to Pagano

Paul Kuharsky fills in some background info on new Colts safety Tom Zbikowski: “Tom is a very dedicated and fiery player,” Pagano said in a team news release. “His competitiveness drives him to perform at a high level and his aggressive style of play parallels the attitude we’re looking for from the defensive unit. We’re very excited Tom will be joining the Colts this season.”
Via The Colts Authority
March 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Colts sign another ex-Raven: safety Tom Zbikowski

The Colts' defense is starting to fill up with ex-Baltimore Ravens. On Saturday, the team signed free agent Tom Zbikowski. The safety is the second former Baltimore player to join new coach Chuck Pagano in Indianapolis. Details of the contract were not immediately available. The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder played the past four seasons in Baltimore. He has 49 career tackles, two...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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