What players in the whole NFL do you see under severe scrutiny this year? What players will be considered a likely bust if they don't contribute in a positive way this year and put their football career in jeopardy which was supposed to be great but into being in danger of being extinct? There are 3 guys that stand out in my mind this year of being under the microscope The first guy that stands out as a must in this critical year for him in my mind is .. ELI MANNING - This guy has not done what the Giants thought was going to happen when they stole his rights out from under San Diego plus the fact that his brother is a future Hall Of Famer and will be considered one of the best ever when his career is done and his father Archie who in his career was also pretty good overall - The pressure is on Eli as the #1 guy in do or die scrutiny this year. J.P. LOSMAN - This is now his job to hold and secure ever since he took over from Holcomb and Bledsoe and if he is going to be anything but a speed bump in what has been a rough run at the QB position in Buffalo since Kelly left,this will be his do or die year,He played well most of last season and now must take a step forward or succumb to the next QB in Buffalo in 2008 - If he does not do well this year you can rest assure he will be cut or traded next year. MARIO WILLIAMS - O.K. He is just a very young player and sometimes it takes a couple of years to develop but I think the Texans took the biggest risk of any NFL team that I can remember going way back since Indy took James over Williams several years ago - If he does not perform like a total beast this year I think the Texans will be scratching thier heads of passing on a possible future HOFer in Reggie Bush IMO to a guy that was very quiet in his rookie year - YES,once again only his second season is coming up but what lies behind with the choices that Houston made makes it a pressure packed situation for Mario to become very good on the defensive line and faster than he probably would like to progress. As far as any Patriots go ,you can say maybe CHAD JACKSON if he plays this year and does not show much maybe thought as a bust but its too early IMO to tell,and besides,with this receiver corps we have it may not even be necessary for him to be a factor or major contributor anyway. Another Patriot maybe looked at in a critical time to make or break his career is BEN WATSON who showed a sloppy handling of the ball and a dissapointing year in 2006 IMO especially when just about all Patriot Nation thought he was going to be a monster with a lousy receiving corps like we had last year,However he was not able to get open as often as I thought he should have been able to and when he did catch the ball he just did not look as good as in his previous year,of course those dropped balls did not help either. With an emerging star TE in David Thomas which I think is going to be a very good TE in this league for along time and Kyle Brady right there in the mix it might be critical for Ben to distance himself from the TE pack or sink down the roster at that spot and put himself at a crossroads in 2008 - time will tell. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Who do you see on the Patriots as a make em or break em guy in 2007? Who do you see as a make em or break em guy on any of the other teams?