The hot seat: Thirty-two players who must produce early in 2008
Most of the time, the term "hot seat" focuses on coaches and front office personnel, but there is no shortage of players who realize they may be at a crossroad in their careers should they not get off to fast starts during the 2008 season.
The following list looks at some of those players -- one from each team -- a few of them on longer leashes than others with which to show what they can do. While some are in danger of losing a starting role, others are in the more precarious position of losing their roster spot. In a quarterback-driven league, perhaps it comes as no surprise that this is a quarterback-centric list.