Zbikowski isn’t confirming that scenario, but he said that’s his mindset.
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Zbikowski returned one kick for 26 yards against the Bengals, but didn’t get another chance after tweaking his right knee. But Zbikowski said he did not injure the knee when he was drilled by Cincinnati safety Taylor Mays at the end of that return.
Zbikowski said he actually thinks the hard tackle helped him more than it hurt him.
“I think getting blasted like that almost calms you down because it didn’t injure you, it didn’t hurt you, and the guy hit you as hard as it could possibly get,” he said. “I held onto the ball, rolled with the hit the right way. So all the kinds of things you were nervous about. It just builds up your confidence.”