It’s inevitable. Sooner or later, we all come into contact with it. Like a bad cold, no one is immune or can avoid it completely. Sure, there are steps we can take to prevent it from happening, or at the very least lower our chances of being infected. However, sooner or later it finds you and knocks you off-balance.
Preparation and quality experience in diagnosing the signs beforehand are all key to avoiding the sickness and protecting yourself from this crippling disorder.
What’s the sickness I speak of, you ask? Busts.
Each year, certain players display certain characteristics or traits that put into question their propensity to become good NFL players.
Infatuation and even stubbornness are at the very root of the problem and often predispose a team into making a mistake. General Managers and coaches who see the problems and detect the warning signs early, only to make excuses and figure they can fix the problems themselves are at the greatest risk.
Like a bad cold, these players cause setbacks and diminish your chances to be successful on any given day. They shake your very core, kill your optimism and can leave you scrambling to get caught up.
However, just like with any cold or sickness, the key is early detection and taking the proper steps to reduce your chance of infection. Here's a closer look at five players who have already begun to cause a tickle in my throat.