Commentary

Jets: Take 'Em or Trash 'Em?

Updated: December 29, 2013, 4:58 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Geno Smith and Rex Ryan
Ron Antonelli/Getty Images

The New York Jets overachieved in 2013, winning more games than anyone expected, but a third straight season out of the playoffs likely means changes in the offseason.

The previous time they experienced a postseason drought this long was 1992 to 1997, when they missed under four coaches -- Bruce Coslet, Pete Carroll, Rich Kotite and Bill Parcells.

Rex Ryan has earned the right to return, doing a respectable job with marginal talent, but his new boss -- general manager John Idzik -- could bring in a new supporting cast.

What do you think? Here's your chance to have your say.

Offense

Geno Smith

Position: QB
Cimini: Still a big question mark. Take.

Your call

  •  
    86%
  •  
    14%

(Total votes: 6,368)

Mark Sanchez

Position: QB
Cimini: Divorce is best for both sides. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    10%
  •  
    90%

(Total votes: 6,211)

Santonio Holmes

Position: WR
Cimini: Overrated, overpaid. It's over. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    9%
  •  
    91%

(Total votes: 6,173)

Stephen Hill

Position: WR
Cimini: Too soon to cut bait.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    61%
  •  
    39%

(Total votes: 5,906)

Jeff Cumberland

Position: TE
Cimini: Free agent. Best as No. 2 TE. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    65%
  •  
    35%

(Total votes: 5,829)

Kellen Winslow

Position: TE
Cimini: Free agent. Bad knee, bad attitude. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    26%
  •  
    74%

(Total votes: 5,848)

Bilal Powell

Position: RB
Cimini: Useful player, not a star. Take.

Your call

  •  
    91%
  •  
    9%

(Total votes: 5,683)

Chris Ivory

Position: RB
Cimini: John Idzik's best veteran acquisition. Take.

Your call

  •  
    96%
  •  
    4%

(Total votes: 5,744)

D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Position: LT
Cimini: Not a great year, still solid. Take.

Your call

  •  
    96%
  •  
    4%

(Total votes: 5,643)

Nick Mangold

Position: C
Cimini: Still the anchor of the line.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    98%
  •  
    2%

(Total votes: 5,578)

Willie Colon

Position: OL
Cimini: Free agent. Depends on price. Take.

Your call

  •  
    87%
  •  
    13%

(Total votes: 5,440)

Austin Howard

Position: OT
Cimini: Free agent. Earned long-term deal. Take.

Your call

  •  
    93%
  •  
    7%

(Total votes: 5,409)

Mike Goodson

Position: OT
Cimini: Nothing but a headache. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    23%
  •  
    77%

(Total votes: 5,426)

Defense

Antonio Cromartie

Position: CB
Cimini: Have to re-work $15M cap charge. Take.

Your call

  •  
    70%
  •  
    30%

(Total votes: 5,225)

Dee Milliner

Position: CB
Cimini: Gets a mulligan for rookie year.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    94%
  •  
    6%

(Total votes: 5,144)

Ed Reed

Position: S
Cimini: Free agent. Bad signing, Should retire.
Trash.

Your call

  •  
    40%
  •  
    60%

(Total votes: 5,230)

Dawan Landry

Position: S
Cimini: Steady, not spectacular.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    82%
  •  
    18%

(Total votes: 4,879)

Kyle Wilson

Position: CB
Cimini: Could be trade bait.
Trash.

Your call

  •  
    41%
  •  
    59%

(Total votes: 4,859)

David Harris

Position: LB
Cimini: Nice bounce-back year. Take.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 4,865)

Calvin Pace

Position: LB
Cimini: Free agent. Only worth one-year. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    65%
  •  
    35%

(Total votes: 4,758)

Quinton Coples

Position: DE
Cimini: Making slow progress.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    96%
  •  
    4%

(Total votes: 4,752)

DeMario Davis

Position: LB
Cimini: Will continue to improve. Take.

Your call

  •  
    97%
  •  
    3%

(Total votes: 4,640)

Muhammad Wilkerson

Position: DE
Cimini: Due for long-term extension. Take.

Your call

  •  
    98%
  •  
    2%

(Total votes: 4,808)

Damon Harrison

Position: DL
Cimini: Unsung hero on defense. Take.

Your call

  •  
    98%
  •  
    2%

(Total votes: 4,640)

Sheldon Richardson

Position: DT
Cimini: Defensive Rookie of the Year?
Take.

Your call

  •  
    99%
  •  
    1%

(Total votes: 4,819)

Kenrick Ellis

Position: DT
Cimini: Good depth on D-line.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    93%
  •  
    7%

(Total votes: 4,531)

Antonio Allen

Position: S
Cimini: A football player.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    96%
  •  
    4%

(Total votes: 4,544)

Antwan Barnes

Position: LB
Cimini: Coming off major surgery. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    32%
  •  
    68%

(Total votes: 4,472)

Special Teams

Nick Folk

Position: PK
Cimini: Free agent. Arguably team MVP. Take.

Your call

  •  
    97%
  •  
    3%

(Total votes: 4,680)

Ryan Quigley

Position: P
Cimini: Showed promise in first season. Take.

Your call

  •  
    82%
  •  
    18%

(Total votes: 4,581)

Management/Coaches

Woody Johnson

Position: Owner
Cimini: Made the call on Rex. Take.

Your call

  •  
    71%
  •  
    29%

(Total votes: 4,689)

John Idzik

Position: GM
Cimini: Honeymoon over, time to rebuild the O. Take.

Your call

  •  
    88%
  •  
    12%

(Total votes: 4,699)

Rex Ryan

Position: HC
Cimini: Nice job with a roster in transition. Take.

Your call

  •  
    89%
  •  
    11%

(Total votes: 4,810)

Marty Mornhinweg

Position: OC
Cimini: Give him some talent. Take.

Your call

  •  
    90%
  •  
    10%

(Total votes: 4,709)


Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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