Make-or-break. Do-or-die. Hot seat.
These terms can be used to describe the future of many players and coaches once the 2011 NFL season begins. While there are players and coaches all around the league that fall into these categories, the focus of this article will be on the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs had a great season last year, rebounding from a 4-12 record in 2009, and finishing with a 10-6 record, an AFC West Championship, and a playoff berth. This turnaround could not have been achieved without some great individual player stepping up their game and proving their worth to the organization.
The 2011 season, with a much harder schedule, will be no different for the Chiefs. Look for these seven individuals to either step up their game in 2011 and contribute to the team success, or be left on the sidelines wishing they had done more to prove their worth.