You never know what can happen with a change of scenery.
In some cases, it will revive a career. Other times it will leave a player looking lost and confused.
As you might have noticed, Chad Ochocinco falls into that second category.
Ochocinco isn't the only one struggling through 2011 though.
Whether it's a drop in numbers, injury problems or just simply getting older, each these players is heading in the wrong direction.
Here is one player from each team that has taken a step backwards with a disappointing year.
The man who was once the face of Baltimore's offense has moved on to the desert.
Todd Heap, a man with over 5,600 career receiving yards, has been held to just 13 catches for 150 yards this season.
We might be witnessing the end of the line for one of the better tight ends over the last decade.
Mike Peterson used to be a tackling machine for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The 13-year pro, has now seen his role reduced. In his 13 games with the Atlanta Falcons this year, Peterson has only 20 tackles.
Lee Evans was disappointing near the end of his run in Buffalo, but he has taken it to a new level in Baltimore.
He has struggled to get on the field and has only four catches on the year.
The promising speedster out of Wisconsin has now become a perennial disappointment.
Tashard Choice is having trouble even nailing down a consistent roster spot.
He bounced from Dallas to Washington before ultimately ending up on Buffalo's bench.
Even with the injuries to running backs on each of those teams, Choice has not been able to carve out any playing time.
DeAngelo Williams' numbers have been tailing off since the 2009 season.
With Jonathan Stewart and Cam Newton, the Carolina Panthers backfield is more crowded than ever.
Williams likely won't get the chance to post any big numbers as long as he is in Carolina.
It came as somewhat of a surprise when the New England Patriots simply cut Brandon Meriweather loose prior to the season.
Bill Belichick and company got this one right.
Meriweather has not developed into the player many thought he would be. Poor angles and tackling landed him on the bench earlier this season.
Carlos Dunlap is a talented young player, and in this case, the word "regress" applies to the production level, not talent.
He turned in a strong rookie season with 9.5 sacks but has only 3.0 in nine games played this year.
The potential is still there, but Dunlap has had a disappointing sophomore season.
Peyton Hillis was one of the easiest choices for this list.
Last year's breakout sensation has been slowed by nagging injuries, but even when he's been in the game, the results haven't been there.
People expected Hillis to fall short of last year's performance, but this is even worse than expected.
Keith Brooking, like Mike Peterson, is a linebacker who has fallen into a reserve role.
Sean Lee has been a revelation for the Dallas Cowboys this year and Brooking has found himself primarily on the bench.
Brooking is a strong leader with diminishing skills.
Knowshon Moreno has not performed to the level of a first-round pick.
Inability to stay healthy and lackluster running have marred Moreno's young career.
Willis McGahee has hit that dangerous age of 30 but is still the better running back at this point.
Stephen Tulloch is the unfortunate soul who has to represent the Detroit Lions here. This is a team on the rise and most of the players on this roster are playing at career-best levels.
Tulloch has seen a dip in his tackling numbers since coming over from Tennessee but is still getting the job done.
Tulloch is doing just fine. He's simply the low man on this team.
Donald Driver is now the senior citizen in Green Bay.
Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson have vaulted past Driver and Randall Cobb may not be far behind.
Driver will go down as the greatest receiver in Packers history, but his days of big time numbers are in the past.
Derrick Mason is another aging receiver approaching the end of the line.
After consistent posting consistent numbers during his time in Baltimore, Mason has struggled during stints in New York and Houston.
It's unlikely that he will be able to regain the lost magic and production.
It's hard to blame Reggie Wayne too much considering the quarterback situation that he has had to deal with.
However, he has simply disappeared in too many games this year.
With adequate quarterback play, Wayne is still capable of getting the job done.
2011 is a year that all of the Indianapolis Colts would like to forget.
Promising young receiver Mike Thomas has been unable to build on his early success.
The third-year man out of Arizona has only 40 catches for 391 yards despite being his team's top receiving option.
Kansas City Chiefs running back Thomas Jones appears to be just about done.
He has over 10,000 career rushing yards but could not hold off Jackie Battle for the starting gig after Jamal Charles went down.
Cameron Wake's "regression" is understandable.
It was going to be nearly impossible to match last year's 14.0-sack performance.
Wake is having a solid season but not one on the Pro Bowl level of last year's season.
Greg Camarillo has gone from being a serviceable complementary receiver to virtually nonexistent.
In 10 games this season, he has only six grabs for 93 yards.
A move out of Minnesota might revive his career as a receiving option, but he's a currently a non-factor on a team that isn't exactly loaded with receivers.
Chad Ochocinco, the poster boy of regression.
The only way that the disappointing ex-Bengal could have been challenged for this dubious title was if Albert Haynesworth was still on the team.
Chris Ivory carried the ball 137 times for over 700 yards and five touchdowns last season.
This year, the New Orleans running back got a late start due to injury and is stuck in a rotation with Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles.
Ivory broke through last year, but has been pushed back down the depth chart.
Chris Snee has been widely considered one of the best guards in football over the past several years.
He hasn't played like himself throughout the majority of 2011.
Snee is still a solid contributor, but this is not the dominant type of season that we've grown accustomed to from him.
LaDainian Tomlinson was still a surprisingly effective runner for the New York Jets in 2010. He racked up 914 rushing yards and six touchdowns during his first season with gang green.
The wheels have come off here in 2011.
Tomlinson has only 186 rushing yards and averages a mere 3.3 yards per carry. He has been relegated to passing situations and has trouble staying healthy.
Kevin Boss came to the Oakland Raiders after the team lost Zach Miller to Seattle.
Boss hasn't been a total flop, but his yardage and touchdown totals are fairly low.
Miller was one of Oakland's most consistent threats, but Boss hasn't provided the same consistent level of production.
Nnamdi Asomugha, the prize of the offseason landed in Philadelphia amidst massive expectations.
The man that many called the second best cornerback in football hasn't played like it this year.
Asomugha has been alright, but the Eagles are hoping for a lot more over the rest of his newly signed contract.
Hines Ward is in a similar situation to Donald Driver. He is the old guard.
Ward thrived as a possession receiver with excellent blocking ability.
Now, the Pittsburgh Steelers have opened up their offense and speedy young receivers such as Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders don't leave much for Ward.
This was another easy call. Philip Rivers has taken a significant step backwards this season.
Fans and analysts alike cannot figure out what is going on with the San Diego Chargers' quarterback.
Some speculate that he could be playing through an injury, but regardless of the situation, Rivers has not played well in 2011.
Braylon Edwards is another case of a player adjusting to a new team while dealing with injuries.
Edwards signed with the San Francisco 49ers this offseason after a brief, yet productive time with the New York Jets.
He has seen action in eight games this year but only has 14 catches and 172 yards to show for it.
Zach Miller was signed away from Oakland by the Seattle Seahawks.
Miller hasn't come close to living up to his new contract.
With 11 starts, he has mustered 18 receptions for 188 yards and no scores.
The St. Louis Rams' Sam Bradford is going through a sophomore slump.
Like so many others on this list, Bradford has had injury troubles this year but is relatively ineffective even when healthy.
Bradford has started nine games this year, attempted 328 passes and has only six touchdowns to show for it.
Compare that to his five interceptions and seven lost fumbles, and it's easy to see things aren't going well.
Josh Freeman came into the 2011 season as a rising star.
He put up some very impressive numbers a year ago, most notably a 25:6 touchdown to interception ratio.
This year that ratio has plummeted to 12 touchdowns versus 18 interceptions.
Chris Johnson held out waiting to be played like one of the top players in the league.
Unfortunately for the Tennessee Titans, they have spent the majority of the year waiting for Johnson to play like one of the league's top players.
Things have looked better of late, but this season is far from the CJ2K performance that the Titans were expecting.
Chris Cooley's season was ravaged by injuries, but during the brief window that he made it onto the field, he was easily outplayed by Fred Davis.
Over five starts, one of which he did leave early, Cooley managed just eight catches.
Cooley will need to rehab and prove himself again next year after Davis embraced the starting role this year.