Colt McCoy is not having a good preseason. That is pretty evident. The surprise is that the Browns are saying that they didn't expect him to. They say he is a work in progress.
Most fans think that it is tough becoming a star in the NFL. What most players know is that it is just as tough making an NFL Roster.
And this year just like most, there will be household name players cut from teams where they assumed they had a chance at starting.
Here is a list of 20 of the more disappointing training camps so far.
He is in no danger of getting cut. And most of the reason his camp is disappointing has nothing to do with his play on the field.
In fact, there hasn't been much of him on the field, and that is the problem.
Because of his ankle injury Bryant has not been able to challenge for playing time or show how smart Jerry Jones was for drafting him.
He will probably work his way into the mix during the season, but it makes his preseason no less of a disappointment.
He was supposed to come in and immediately establish himself as the starting back after leading the New York Jets in rushing last season.
Instead, he has fumbled balls and been outplayed by backfield mate, Jamaal Charles. Through two preseason games, Jones is averaging only 3.1 yards per carry.
He might soon find himself as Charles' back up.
The Eagles signed him as a restricted free agent from theto be 's backup, but he has not had a chance to get on the field because of a calf injury.
Now he finds himself competing with a couple of promising unknowns to snatch back his position.
Three years ago, Bell came onto the scene by scoring eight touchdowns in part-time duty for Denver.
Haynesworth's preseason has been such a joke, recently Donovan McNabb was sending friendly fire his way.
Haynesworth, while criticizing head coach Mike Shanahan, used air quotes to describe the "headaches" he had supposedly been having a few days earlier.
McNabb twice mimicked Haynesworth while talking about his own sprained ankle. For the Redskins' sake, I hope Haynesworth can take a joke or they'll have another feud brewing.
On the bright side, most Redskins players have said that the bad blood seems to be subsiding between the $100-million player and coach.
Speaking of Donovan McNabb, not many Pro Bowl quarterbacks have a lot to prove during an upcoming season, but McNabb is with a new team after being sent packing by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Head coach Mike Shanahan can barely hide his disappointment in not having time to work with his new starting quarterback because of injury.
If McNabb doesn't get back out there soon, the Redskins regular season could be also off to a slow start.
Percy Harvin has battled migraines for a long time. But now that he will be looked on to lead the Vikings receivers, along with Bernard Berrian, they are making headlines.
With Sidney Rice out for half the season and Brett Favre just getting back from his "will he or won't he" phase, Harvin being on the field was going to be important so that the Vikings could re-establish what they had last season.
But as time runs down on the preseason and new wide receivers are brought in, Minnesota finds itself searching for a go-to wide receiver.
Rumors are that the holdout might be over soon, but no one is talking.
Until that happens, Revis and the Jets have to look at this situation as a missed opportunity to showcase their whole team to the world via HBO.
It's tough to convince everyone that you are Super Bowl bound when we haven't even seen you with your best player on the field.
There is a rumor that Parker, the long-time NFL vet might get cut from the Washington Redskins because of missed blitz pick ups and other missed blocks.
Considering that he used to be a starter on a two-time Super Bowl champ not long ago, this is surprising.
Johnson holds the NFL record for most carries in one season, from his years in Kansas City.
Johnson has been a Pro Bowler and an first team All-Pro.
Johnson might also find himself without a roster spot if he doesn't start blocking and picking up blitzes.
Mike Shanahan is not averse to cutting big names, apparently, if you don't give him what he wants on the field.
Lost in all the Tim Tebow hype and the steady play of Kyle Orton, is how bad Brady Quinn has looked during the preseason.
In fact, the word is Denver rushed to sign Orton to a contract extension just in case Tebow isn't ready to take over next year as a starter.
The last thing they wanted was to have only Tebow and Quinn under contract.
Just a couple of days after returning to practice with the Denver Broncos and for the first time since early August, Thomas, the Denver first-round draft pick, is out again,
And the word is he might be gone for an extended period of time.
The Broncos were hoping that the 6'3" rookie could help cushion the blow of losing Brandon Marshall, but he could be gone for quite a while.
According to Broncos insiders, Thomas might have a stress fracture in his foot.
Over the summer, the Cincinnati Bengals had a tough decision to make.
Should they go with free agent wide receiver Antonio Bryant or another big name free agent receiver named Terrell Owens.
Because Bryant hasn't been able to get on the field, the Bengals were forced to sign both.
Now as the preseason winds down there is still no sign of Bryant.
But at least TO is happy.
After fighting his whole pro career for carries with the New York Giants, Ward came over to the Buccaneers probably assuming that he had a chance at the starting running-back position.
Well, now that he has struggled through the preseason, not only is he not starting, but he might lose his back up job to Kareem Huggins.
And if that's not bad enough, there is talk he might not even make the roster.
It's not bad enough that San Diego has to suffer through Jackson being suspended by the league, but now there is talk that he is willing to hold out for the whole season.
His agents also represent Darrelle Revis, and those guys don't seem to be in a hurry until they get exactly what they want.
For years we have heard about Bill Belichick and the "Patriot Way," which has come to apparently mean, don't make waves and be a good soldier to General Belichick.
Well, Logan Mankins doesn't seem to abide by the Patriot Way and some people think he is willing to sit out until the 10th game of the season so that he can become an unrestricted free agent next year.
At USC he was supposed to be the next Reggie Bush. That didn't happen.
And then after slipping to the fourth round he was supposed to be the steal of the draft. So far that hasn't happened, either.
Reports are that McKnight has proven to be difficult to coach. And on the field he has been less than impressive. (11 carries for 28 yards, one lost fumble last Saturday).
He was brought in to compete for the Arizona Cardinals starting job. And with a good preseason, it didn't seem like it would be out of the question that he could be the heir apparent to Kurt Warner.
Well, Cardinals fans are still waiting for him to step up and take the job.
The Redskins know that they have Santana Moss starting at one receiver spot.
At the other spot they might have Joey Galloway, who is pushing 40.
Or they might have Malcolm Kelly, who they are also considering cutting.
Or it might be Devin Thomas, who is penciled in, or Anthony Armstrong who has never got a regular-season NFL pass.
Signs point to a possible trade.
Nobody expected him to challenge for the starting spot this season.
But no one thought there would be talk of him not making the roster either.
The fact that he's completed 5-of-12 attempts for 25 yards with no TDs and two picks for a dismal 9.7 rating, is why people are disappointed.
If you look up disappointing preseason football on Wikipedia, you might see Leinart's face.
The only reason Leinart is still the starter is because Derek Anderson has been almost as bad.
But there's still time.