2011 NFL Season: Top 5 Worst Teammates in the NFL Today

Collin BerglundCorrespondent IIIMay 3, 2011

2011 NFL Season: Top 5 Worst Teammates in the NFL Today

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    HOUSTON - DECEMBER 10:  Quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans celebrates with defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth #92 after Young ran for the winning touchdown in overtime against the Houston Texans on December 10, 2006 at Reliant Stadium i
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    When the 2001 New England Patriots ran out of the tunnel as a team (instead of an offense or a defense) prior to the Super Bowl and proceeded to defeat the star-studded St. Louis Rams, a new era of team football had begun.

    Never before had the concept of team taken such center stage.  While many NFL players make their teammates better players, there are a stubborn few who bring their teams down.

    These players are very talented, but their baggage prevents them from going to teams.  Other players don't want to have these guys as teammates.

Randy Moss (WR, Tennessee)

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 26:  Receiver Randy Moss #84 of the Tennessee Titans warms up prior to the start of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 26, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images
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    The lack of effort Randy Moss has showed routinely throughout his career puts him on the list of the worst teammates in the NFL.  

    There are two types of NFL players: the kind who have supreme talented and were born able to play football and the kind who work their butts off to make it in the league.

    The second type of players hate having guys who have talent and waste it on their team.

    Moss demands the ball when he doesn't get it, often sulks on the sidelines and has requested trades.  None of these actions endear a player to his teammates.

Albert Haynesworth (DT, Washington)

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    GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 02:  Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth #92 of the Washington Redskins stands on the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on September 2, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona
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    In 2009, Albert Haynesworth signed a $100 million contract with the Washington Redskins.  In any profession, money is a fast way to create jealousy among teammates.

    Haynesworth proceeded to question coaches throughout his tenure in Washington and was eventually benched for the 2010-2011 season.

    Haynesworth has as much pure talent as any defensive lineman in the NFL.  When his teammates watch him waste it all on the sidelines, his reputation keeps decreasing.

Terrell Owens (WR, Cincinnati)

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    ATLANTA - OCTOBER 24:  Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 24, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    The wide receiver position contains more prima donnas than any other position in the NFL.  Terrell Owens is the poster boy for players who think first about themselves.

    Back when Owens was one of the NFL's premier receivers, coaches and teammates were willing to look past his eccentricities.  But after calling out teammates Jeff Garcia (implying he was gay) and Donovan McNabb (taking shots at his endurance), Owens burned bridges that can't be repaired.

    Now with the Cincinnati Bengals, Owens has yet to have a serious encounter with teammates, but his whining for the ball will get old after a while.

Steve Smith (WR, Carolina)

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    SEATTLE - DECEMBER 05:  Wide receiver Steve Smith #89 of the Carolina Panthers looks on during warmups prior to the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on December 5, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks won, 31-14. (Photo by Otto Greule
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    Steve Smith has been the Carolina Panthers' best receiver over the past decade.  He also leads the team in fights.

    During training camp in 2008, Steve Smith punched his teammate: defensive back Ken Lucas.  Competition between receivers and defensive backs can be fierce, but Smith overreacted during training camp and that fight has been remembered.

    In 2002, Smith faced a misdemeanor assault charge for a film-room fight where he sent a practice squad player to the hospital.

    Smith's history of violence keeps teammates at a distance.

Vince Young (QB, Tennessee)

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    NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 21:  Lorenzo Alexander #97 of the Washington Redskins forces a fumble by quarterback Vince Young #10 of the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field on November 21, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Grant Halverso
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    Vince Young was one of the all time great NCAA quarterbacks.  His NFL career has been less sensational.

    A fight with head coach Jeff Fisher last season put Young into the Titans' dog house.  Despite playing quarterback on-and-off for three years, Young never took charge of his team.

    Players didn't follow him as much as veteran Kerry Collins and Young struggled to deal with the backup role.

    As has been a theme throughout the careers of so many players on this list, Young will likely be playing in a new uniform next season.