One Player Every NFL Team Is Frustrated With
There are many things that can make a team frustrated or fed up with a player. Sometimes it's a contract situation, an injury, poor play, an act of stupidity or even a combination of these things.
Whatever it is, every team has one player at any given time that they just wish they didn't have to deal with.
DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
The Panthers re-signed DeAngelos Williams last offseason, but now they may be regretting their decision. He isn't getting all that many touches and he hasn't quite been earning them.
He has three touchdowns on the season, but two of them came against the Colts' weak run defense.
If Carolina isn't fed up with Williams in particular, they're fed up with themselves for bringing him back for five years and $43 million.
Mark Ingram, New Orleans Saints
Ingram had a solid game against the Giants, but before that, he was only averaging 37 yards per game. The Saints are happy with their passing attack, however, I'm sure they'd like to get a little more out of their rookie back.
He's supposed to be New Orleans' franchise running back for the future, and maybe he will be if he's truly over his heel injury.
One more good game will lower the frustration in the Saints' backfield.
Josh Freeman, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers had high hopes after Josh Freeman had an impressive 2010 campaign, but his follow up show hasn't been quite as good.
He has four more interceptions than touchdown passes, and he managed to injure his throwing thumb from a gun's recoil at a shooting range.
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
The Falcons gave up an impressive amount of draft picks to get this guy, but he hasn't been giving too much back on the field lately.
Jones has had a few great games this season, but otherwise he's been hampered by hamstring problems. The only mark he made in his Week 12 return against Minnesota was an offensive pass interference penalty.
If he wasn't a rookie with great potential, the Falcons would be much more aggravated with the receiver.
Jay Cutler, Chicago Bears
Not that Cutler wasn't playing well this season, but he seems to have a knack for getting knocked out of games at crucial times.
Last year it was the NFC Championship game. This year it's a tight race for the NFC Wild Card.
The Bears have to be frustrated with the way he always gets hurt when he's not throwing more picks than TDs.
Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb has turned into yet another weapon on Green Bay's offense this season, but he's still been frustrating at times.
Fumbled punts and dropped passes have put a tiny stain the Packers perfection this season.
Nobody can be all good, all the time, but expectations are high in Aaron Rodgers' neighborhood.
Ndamukong Suh, Detroit Lions
Suh was just trying to remove himself from a scuffle, but that's not what every other human being who watched his actions believes.
He didn't take well to getting owned by a Packers lineman so he decided to bang his opponent's head off the ground and stomp his stomach as he got up.
The dirty defensive lineman cost his team several points because of the subsequent penalty, plus he's now suspended for two games.
Chris Cook, Minnesota Vikings
The 2011 version of the Vikings has been frustrating on a whole, but Chris Cook hasn't been much of a part of it.
The defensive back has been dealing with a domestic assault trial, and it's been weeks since he's been on the field.
The Vikings are bad, but Cook's absence has made things worse in the secondary.
Braylon Edwards, San Francisco 49ers
Braylon Edwards hasn't scored since coming to San Francisco and he has yet to be 100 percent healthy. He's dropped more passes than he's caught in recent weeks, but he still has time to turn things around.
However, it's more likely that he'll remain a non-factor as the 49ers push for a playoff run.
Tavaris Jackson, Seattle Seahawks
Tavaris Jackson is a lousy replacement for Matt Hasselbeck to put it simply. However, the Seahawks had to know they were signing up for a little frustration when they picked him up to be their starting quarterback.
He has played poorly this year with an ugly touchdown to interception ratio, and he has also been bothered by a pectoral injury.
Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals
Peterson may be a good return man, but his play in pass coverage has been frustrating for the Cardinals.
He's been flagged 10 times for 121 yards and he is one of the worst corners in the league right now. Arizona already has enough trouble without their rookie not performing to his talent.
Sam Bradford, St. Louis Rams
Bradford has had some injuries and his teammates aren't much help, but his sophmore season has still be frustrating at best.
He hasn't even reached the 2,000 yard mark this season and he's thrown only six TDs in nine games.
The former No.1 can certainly do better. He plays in the NFC West.
Felix Jones, Dallas Cowboys
Felix Jones has been injured or limited for the majority of the season. He can be effective when he's on the field, but that's why his stay in Dallas has been so frustrating for the Cowboys.
Just when he get's going, an injury comes around to sideline him again.
Fortunately, DeMarco Murray has stepped up in his absence and the Boys are still in the playoff race.
Rex Grossman, Washington Redskins
Rex Grossman has turned the ball over 21 times in 10 games as a Redskin. That kind of play won't back up his guarantee to win the NFC East.
Washington was so fed up with him that he was benched, but he found a way to get back out there.
While he can be good at times, he still has the most power over the shade of Mike Shanahan's face.
Andy Reid, Philadelphia Eagles
It's no secret that the Eagles have underachieved this season, but is their head coach to blame?
The fans in Philly think so as they chanted for his firing during last week's blowout loss to New England.
Andy Reid has been the coach in Philadelphia for years, but he's failed to do anything with all the talent the Eagles brought in during the offseason.
It just might be time for a change.
Brandon Jacobs, New York Giants
The Giants offensive line is shaky at best, but Brandon Jacobs isn't even a shadow of his former self. He's been plodding along at under 50 yards per game as a starter and things aren't looking up for him.
Jacobs will be pushed aside whenever Ahmad Bradshaw returns and his 3.1 yards per carry won't have a chance to drop much lower.
Curtis Painter, Indianapolis Colts
If you want to know just how much the Colts miss Peyton Manning, take a look at their record.
It's a tall task to fill in the shoes of a future Hall of Famer, but Curtis Painter hasn't come within miles of leading the offense like Peyton.
He is inaccurate and ultimately ineffective. The Colts might have given up on being frustrated by now.
Jack Del Rio, Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars struggles can't be solely pinned on their head coach. However, it was clear his time in Jacksonville was short even if he wasn't fired midseason.
The ownership was obviously frustrated with Del Rio's efforts, but some of the players are frustrated with his firing.
Basically, Jacksonville has now become a deep, dark pit of frustration and the team's future is bleak.
Chris Johnson, Tennessee Titans
The speedy back started off the season with a holdout, but he hasn't proven he deserves much money so far in 2011.
Johnson will be lucky to reach 1,000 yards this year and he's only scored twice in 11 games.
He can blame his offensive line all he wants, but if he thinks he's so good than he should be able to do better than 3.8 yards per carry.
The Matts (Leinart and Schaub), Houston Texans
The Houston Texans may make the playoffs for the first time this season, but their Super Bowl dreams have vanished with injuries to their top two quarterbacks.
Matt Schaub was knocked out for the year and his replacement, Matt Leinart, suffered a broken collarbone in his first game as a starter.
It must be frustrating for the Texans first chance at greatness to be taken away so mercilessly. Their running game and defense won't get them as far as they could have this season.
Chad Ochocinco, New England Patriots
Chad Ochocinco has been a dud for the Patriots this season. His production has been nearly non-existent and he's had mysterious absences from practices and games.
The Pats already ousted Albert Haynesworth and Ochocinco is lucky to have a job at this point.
Mark Sanchez, New York Jets
It is looking less and less likely that Mark Sanchez will ever be the man to lead the Jets to a Super Bowl. Their defense and running game have always made up for his faults, but he's just doesn't seem to have what it takes to be a top quarterback.
Sanchez did throw four TDs in last week's win over the Bills, however, he only managed 180 yards and a 48.6 completion percentage.
Rex Ryan is sticking by his guy, but frustration is beginning to set in at QB.
Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins
The Dolphins and their quarterback situation are frustrating in general. Matt Moore's performance on Thanksgiving didn't help.
He was highly inaccurate and fumbled three times, costing his team a game they could have won.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Buffalo Bills
Ryan Fitzpatrick had a great start to the year. In fact, he was playing so well that the Bills signed him to an extension in the middle of the season.
Unfortunately, his performance began to fade and now Buffalo may try to get rid of his hefty contract. He went downhill along with the team and that has to be frustrating for the franchise who thought they were improving.
Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers
The veteran is nearing the end of his career at last. He's already taken a dive down the depth chart and he may not be back next year.
It's frustrating for the franchise to have to bench him, but Hines Ward is no longer what he used to be.
He has accepted the demotion and knows it is what's best for the team, but it has to be frustrating for him as well when he has such a desire to compete.
I'm sure Pittsburgh still wishes he could make big plays for them. Maybe he does have something left in the tank and he just needs a shot.
Carson Palmer, Former Cincinnatti Bengal
The Bengals have done much better than expected this season so I couldn't come up with a player that caused the franchise as much frustration as Carson Palmer.
He demanded a trade and threatened retirement if his request wasn't obliged.
Well, Cincy finally shipped him to Oakland and they no longer have to be fed up with the conflicted quarterback.
Peyton Hillis, Cleveland Browns
The Madden cover was too much for the Browns bulldozer back and Peyton Hillis will probably be on a new team next season.
He lost the respect of his teammates after sitting out with strep throat and having fits about his contract situation plus his hamstring hasn't been healthy.
Hillis' antics have frustrated the franchise to no end this season and he hasn't lived up to the hype.
Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens
Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers
Wasn't Rivers in the conversation of elite quarterbacks last season? He certainly isn't the reason the Chargers can't make it deep into the playoffs.
Rivers isn't the problem, but he's becoming one. The one constant on this San Diego team has been shaky and that's what's so frustrating about it.
He's thrown 10 picks during the team's five game slide, but he insists he's not hurt.
Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders
McFadden was one of the best backs in the league for the first few weeks of the season, but a foot injury has kept him out for the last four games.
The Raiders are still in the AFC West race and it's frustrating not to have their star running back out on the field.
Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos
Sure, he's winning games and putting up running back-like numbers, but wouldn't it be awesome for the Broncos if he could throw the ball too?
John Elway is obviously frustrated that Denver still hasn't found a franchise quarterback capable of winning a Super Bowl and it's only a matter of time until Tebow's miracles run out.
Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
Dwayne Bowe is good, but what was up with that last play on Sunday Night Football?
He went up for a critical pass and didn't even put his hands up, gifting the Steelers with an easy interception. Quarterback Tyler Palko and the Chiefs were clearly frustrated with his lack of effort.