Halfway through the NFL season, we’re beginning to see the difference between those who were just slow to start and those who have been disappointing. Of course, there is a difference between players who are disappointing and players who just aren’t very good. In order to be considered disappointing, a player must first have expectations.
Expectations are placed on players for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is the result of a big contract signing. Sometimes young players show signs of breaking out and becoming a star. Sometimes players already have a proven track record. No matter the reason, expectations are not always met. Here is a list of nine players who have fallen short so far in 2012.