Every NFL team has a weak link, a player who is needed on the field, but can rarely answer the call (as a Philadelphia Eagles fan, all season long, I knew this player was safety Kurt Coleman). Now that the stakes are higher, let's identify the worst players on the teams left in the 2012 NFL Playoffs.
Understand that these are not the 10 worst players overall on the eight teams remaining. There's no way to differentiate a bunch of bench players from one another, and those guys really have no bearing on the game anyway. These are the 10 worst regular contributors, the guys who are on the field, but holding their respective teams back.
Some of them, like Tim Tebow, have shown flashes of brilliance. And some of them, like Chad Ochocinco, were great in the past. But all of them performed at a below-average level for an NFL player starting at their position this season.
If their teams are eliminated this weekend, these guys will likely be in some part responsible for the loss. Here are the 10 worst players still playing in the 2012 NFL Playoffs.