Like Randy Moss, this trio of NFL standouts would be doing their respective teams a favor by setting a better example
WARREN SAPP, DT, BUCS
Teammates tolerate Tampa Bay's resident motormouth when he's performing at an All-Pro level, but as Sapp struggled last year (six sacks, after piling up 29 over the previous two seasons), his overbearing presence became a liability. The uproarious 303-pounder was at it again in training camp, taking shots at everyone from Giants defensive end Michael Strahan to his favorite foil, teammate Keyshawn Johnson. The latter tree marking does not amuse new Bucs coach Jon Gruden, who says, "I'm not a marital counselor. This ain't the Jerry Springer Show." For Sapp, who's now sporting a shaved head, to become a true team leader he needs to alter more than his hairstyle.
KYLE TURLEY, T, SAINTS
The hot-headed Turley would better serve his team if he confined his rage to the moments when he's blocking. Everyone remembers his meltdown last season in the last two minutes against the Jets. Angered after New York safety Damien Robinson grabbed quarterback Aaron Brooks's face mask and twisted it violently, Turley ripped off Robinson's helmet, chucked it across the field and made an obscene gesture. The resulting penalties killed a potential game-winning drive. But Turley has also shown his temper many other times, and even his closest teammates routinely implore him to tone it down. With Willie Roaf gone, Turley slides over to left tackle to protect Brooks's blind side. No one doubts that Turley can handle even the fiercest pass rushers; now it's time to show that he can handle himself.
PEYTON MANNING, QB, COLTS
Because he will be forever linked to the train wreck that was Ryan Leaf, Manning routinely is depicted as the embodiment of all that is good and virtuous. But Indianapolis was a dysfunctional mess in 2001, and some of the tension was caused by the quarterback, who threw a hissy fit after coach Jim Mora (since fired) had the gall to criticize his play. Never mind that Manning threw the second-most interceptions in the league last year and has yet to lead the Colts to a playoff victory. He also took a shot at All-Pro running back Edgerrin James (for missing a voluntary minicamp). New coach Tony Dungy is known for curbing his quarterbacks' aggressive tendencies. If that happens, will Manning lash out, or will he decide that sometimes the most effective form of leadership is to hold your tongue?