Former Baltimore Ravens and pro boxer, Tom Zbikowski of the Indianapolis Colts
In a story from SB Nation's Indianapolis Colts blog, Stampede Blue, former Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski says he lost his edge in his final season in Baltimore. The combination of the NFL Lockout, Tommy Z's boxing career, and the arrival of hard hitting veteran strong safety Bernard Pollard spelled the end of Zbikowski's opportunity to be a regular starter on the Ravens.
Once defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano was lured away to become the head coach of the Colts, it made sense for Tom to follow him to Indianapolis. The Colts were one of the weaker defensive teams in the league and Zbikowski's experience playing on one of the NFL's best defenses alongside Ed Reed and behind Ray Lewis would go a long way to giving him that starting job on his new team.
Therefore, Zbi went from a young reserve on dominating defense to the experience veteran on one of the weaker ones, with game and locker room experience to share with the guys on his new team, along with the confidence from his head coach that he can transfer some of what he learned in Baltimore to help improve his new team in Indianapolis.