When former Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano left the team to become head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, one of the first players to go with him via free agency was safety Tom Zbikowski.
Now it has just been reported that the Indianapolis Colts have given Tom Zbikowski his walking papers and he once again becomes a free agent. Zibby started eleven games for the Colts but according to a story on ProFootballTalk.com, became expendable with the signing of safety LeRon Landry.
While with the Baltimore Ravens, Zbikowski was a fan favorite, as much for his on-the-filed play as he was during a brief stint as a professional boxer during the NFL Lockout. Prior to the team signing Bernard Pollard, Tom played both strong safety when then-Ravens strong safety Dawan Landry was injured and also free safety when Ed Reed was out of the lineup.
With the release of Pollard and the expected signing of Reed by the Houston Texans, the Ravens will be looking for safety help even though the word is that James Ihedigbo will more than likely be one of the starting safeties in 2013, pending the rest of free agency and the NFL Draft.
Could Zbi return to his first team and provide the leadership and insurance along the back of the Ravens defense? What about his performance with the Colts made it so easy for Indy to release him just one year after signing him? Questions obviously remain, but if the Ravens decided to bring him back, most likely he wouldn't cost much and the team could still continue to plan it's future course with one less issue on the table.
What do you think?
Would you like to see the Ravens bring back safety Tom Zbikowski?
Yes, he could start or at least provide depth. (209 votes)
No, if the Colts don't want him, neither should we. (98 votes)
307 total votes