Discussion in 'Texans Talk' started by STEEL BLUE TEXANS, Oct 29, 2009.
Good read. Loved the line about how he is a gossip queen. lol
I'm glad Houston teams have guys like this one their rosters. Biggio and Mutombo for the Stros/Rockets (yeah they were some of the greatest of all time while Zgonina is more humble, but it's cool to have a figure like that). He's really earned his way here, I'm glad that he's a Texan.
Thanks for letting me know about tuis article it was a great read and well written. I have much more respect now for who I refer to as mr calves
Ha, this reminds me of myself in my first Oklahoma drill. But Zgonina obviously was better at it than I was. The strongest O-lineman we had was blocking for the FB. I'm a little guy, now, so you can imagine me then. I was probably 5'2", 100 lbs. LOL the o-lineman just blew right through me. I still don't know why I was included on this drill. And they made me do it 3 times after this. The last time I avoided the OL but the FB ran me over. LOL I still made the tackle though.
This was one of my favorite drills in high school cause I would blow up the blocker just to make a statement thenthey would want no part of a full on block making it so much easier on me the next few rounds
I hated it. I was a CB/WR. But I was too good at the cover/receiving drills, so they started to put me in other types of drills. I'll hit, but usually I'd have to hit skinny wide-outs. Not a 200 pound fullback. XD
(NOTE: 200lbs is big for a 7th and 8th grader) LOL
Good article SB-Tex, I read all of it. Thanks.
Makes ya want to go suit up for a game! Great article! Definitly old school. So great to see players old/new that appreciate the game, and earn the right to play.
Wow, I thought it was $250,000.
His amount is the veteran minimum, and he gets extra based on how many years he's been in the league. 10+ years gets 845,000.
stop living in the past man!
Yankee's verbalism doesn't translate well in the south, LOL!
Good find. Excellent read.
Jeff is my kind of player. Old school who EARNS every minute of playing time with his heart and love of the game.
Some of these younguns could learn something.
It gets even better. Yes Zigi (whose wife and family sits near us - random observation) gets the $845k, but if the Texans pay him less than a nominal signing bonus like $50k or so, then he only counts half that total against the cap. Funny how you can throw around numbers like that for a decent player, but brilliant by the players to get that seniority cap exception. Makes it so you can say why not have the savvy vet like Zigi for the same cap hit as some 4 year scrub who hasn't done anything. Oh and for the record, shows McNair spending the extra money that isn't on the cap.
Great read. Hope he sticks around, even as a coach or an assistant like Matthews. It's good for the locker room environment.
I met Zigi's Mom in Kansas City during the preseason, a wonderful lady who has NEVER missed one of his games. She was concerned then that the Texans would let him go with the final roster cuts. Glad her concerns were unfounded. He's one of the old school, good old guys that you feel proud to have on your team. A good example to the younger generation player. When the time comes, I hope he retires a TEXAN!!
I'm pretty sure he will!
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