At the beginning of every NFL season, even fans of the most downtrodden franchises can have a glimmer of hope.
This is the NFL, where teams like the Patriots, the Saints and the Bucs have proven that fortunes can turn around quickly.
Yet in the back of every NFL player's mind is more than just the possibility for things to get better.
Inevitably, there's the chance things could get dramatically worse.
Here's a look at a few possible disasters.