Competitive fire is something that a general manager loves to see in a player. The drive to succeed and the intensity that accompanies it can be an important part of a recipe for success.

There is, however, a fine line that some players walk, teetering between intense and insane.

Whether it’s a result of the fame, pressure, media, teammates or just themselves, players can find themselves losing the battle with their composure.

Many players fitting this bill are on their third, fourth or fifth team, a sure sign that they’re worth at least a certain amount of extra hand-holding and perhaps another change of scenery somewhere down the road.

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