Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Ex-Ravens back on Colts defense

BALTIMORE — The high-profile return of former Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano to Baltimore as the Colts' head coach promises to trigger strong emotions on both sidelines due to his brave battle with leukemia and his connections with the AFC North champions.

Pagano isn't alone as a member of the Colts with past ties to the Ravens.

Former Ravens S Tom Zbikowski, the team's 2008 third-round draft choice out of Notre Dame, signed a three-year, $5.4 million free agent contract with the Colts last year. And former Ravens starting DE Cory Redding signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the Colts. Former Ravens NG Brandon McKinney is on injured reserve.

"We are going to have a lot of familiar faces in here, all guys that were really a big part of what we have done … the last four or five years," said Ravens coach John Harbaugh, also mentioning former Baltimore assistants Marwan Maalouf (Colts special teams coordinator) and Roy Anderson (safeties coach).

Redding, 32, has 36 tackles and two sacks in 14 starts for Indy. He said he feels prepared to face his old team; he did so before against the Lions, the team that drafted him out of Texas. "I got a good experience going back to Detroit and playing there for my first six years, going back to Ford Field was special, it felt good," he said. "Just to get back in that atmosphere of playing my old team, I believe, prepared me for this week."

Zbikowski has 38 tackles and one interception in 11 starts for the Colts this season.

"It will be fun," said Zbikowski, who was listed as questionable with a knee injury. "I don't plan on doing anything out of the ordinary other than dressing in the other locker room. It's nothing big to me."

NO ADVANCEMENT: With Saturday's loss, the Bengals still own the league's longest drought without a playoff victory. Cincinnati hasn't won in the postseason since 1990 and is 0-4 since. The Lions (21 years) are second currently, last winning a playoff game in 1991. And Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is 0-4 in postseason games. Jim Mora is the only coach (0-6) with more postseason losses without a win.

LUCKY BET: Andrew Luck has already won once this weekend. A horse named after the Colts QB earned the second victory of his career Friday at the Meadows in Indiana, Pa. The 3-year-old gelding has two wins in six career outings.

Ex-Ravens back on Colts defense 01/05/13 [Last modified: Saturday, January 5, 2013 10:50pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rowdies settle for draw at home

    Soccer

    ST. PETERSBURG — The good news for the Rowdies is that they still haven't lost a game at Al Lang Stadium since late April. The bad news is they had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Ottawa on Saturday night in front of 6,710 sweaty fans.

  2. Bats come to life, but Rays' freefall continues (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The six runs seemed like a ton, just the second time the Rays scored that many in a single game during their two-plus week numbing stretch of offensive impotency, and in a home game in nearly two months.

    Lucas Duda connects for a two-run home run in the sixth, getting the Rays within 7-5. A Logan Morrison home run in the ninth made it 7-6, but Tampa Bay couldn’t complete the comeback.
  3. Rays journal: Jake Odorizzi has another short outing in loss

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — RHP Jake Odorizzi turned in another short outing Saturday, failing to pitch four innings during the Rays' 7-6 loss.

    Wearing white armbands, umpire Chris Guccione (68), left, Carlos Torres (37)(not wearing armband), center facing, Dana DeMuth (32) center right, and Paul Nauert (39) talk before the start of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. The World Umpires Association announced that umpires will be wearing white wristbands during all games to protest escalating verbal attacks on umpires and their strong objection to the Office of the Commissioner?€š€™s response to the attacks.
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Saturday's Rays-Mariners game

    The Heater

    SS Adeiny Hechavarria doesn't always look like he's going hard, but he showed impressive reactions Saturday in reversing field to catch a ball that clanked off the catwalk then firing to second to double up Guillermo Heredia on an attempt to tag up.

  5. Bucs journal: Simeon Rice gives master class on sacks to defensive ends

    Bucs

    TAMPA — As the Bucs seek their first 10-sack season from a player since Simeon Rice in 2005, who better to help that cause than Rice himself?

    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers great Simeon Rice works with defensive end Noah Spence (57) after practice at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017.