Under Pressure: Ten NFL Coaches Who Absolutely Must Perform

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Under Pressure: Ten NFL Coaches Who Absolutely Must Perform

For NFL fans, the anticipation months are approaching.

Most find themselves trying to pass the time with new hobbies and work, masking a slow build-up of excitement until August arrives and familiar Monday Night Football jingles begin to stream forth from the air waves.

But for coaches, this is the most active time of year.

Now that the 2010 NFL draft has come and gone, and teams have a pretty concrete idea on what kinds of weapons they will have next year (except for Minnesota who will wait for Brett Favre until a week before the regular season), coaching staffs have started scheming and dreaming up grand plans for the coming season.

Some are taking this off-season a little bit more seriously than others.

This article is a look at the coaches who are under the absolute most pressure to perform. Some are feeling the threat for their jobs, some are feeling the window of opportunity close down for their team, and some others are just trapped underneath the anvil of expectations.

While Andy Reid set himself free from my crushing pen by getting rid of Donovan McNabb, 11 (I snuck an honorable mention on here) other gentlemen are not so lucky.

First up, we have...

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