So, When Did Neal Anderson Become "Bad"?
I grew up during this time, too. But I don't remember how he just fell off the map. He went from a suitable replacement to Payton, Pro Bowls, and Tecmo Super Bowl assassin - to not being able to remain on a roster with Tim Worley and Lewis Tillman. I recall reading a long time ago, that he was invited to Raiders camp after leaving the Bears, but declined at the last minute. He said something about having the goal of not playing longer than 8 seasons and stuck to it.
But, while he was playing, when did you notice his decline in play?