Giants: Take 'em or trash 'em?
The New York Giants haven't had a season this disappointing in quite a while. For the first time since 2004, which was Tom Coughlin's and Eli Manning's first season with the team, they finished under .500. They also missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five years.
A team that didn't have a two-time Super Bowl-winning coaching staff and core would be in line for a significant overhaul under those circumstances. But while the Giants have a lot of offseason questions to answer, major changes at the top still seem unlikely.
Giants ownership believes in continuity and takes pride in avoiding rash decisions, even (especially?) amid bitter disappointment. So they're more likely to approach the offseason precisely than angrily.
But you're not the Giants' owners. You are their fans. And fans get to vent, and be as angry as they want to be. So with that in mind, we present our annual Giants "Take 'em or Trash 'em" feature, in which you, the fan, get to vote on which players and coaches you want back in 2014 and which ones you'd rather see gone.
Graziano: Bad year, but they'll rebuild around him.
Graziano: If healthy, he's the best bet for the run game. Take.
Graziano: Useful as long as he's not after the last buck.
Graziano: Venerable champ's career may be over. Trash.
Graziano: Absence a big factor in blocking woes. Take.
Graziano: Only consistently good guy on O. Take.
Graziano: Played his way out of town. Trash.
Graziano: Faint hope to replace Nicks. Take.
Graziano: "New TE every year" plan went bust. Trash.
Graziano: JPP of tight ends has shown nothing.
Graziano: Won a Super Bowl but an overall disappointment. Trash.
Graziano: Improved before injury, but replaceable. Trash.
Graziano: Free agent a useful, versatile piece. Take.
Graziano: No way at his cap number. Could retire. Trash.
Graziano: Has to play better. Stuck with him. Take.
Graziano: He's had more than enough chances.
Graziano: Like Snee, Jacobs, end of line for a great Giant. Trash.
Graziano: Rare bright spot could play T or G long term. Take.
Graziano: No extension. Make him earn a new deal. Take.
Graziano: Wants to return, showed enough to deserve it. Take.
Graziano: Vet is inconsistent and a tempting cap cut. Trash.
Graziano: Lots of talent, right place to hone it. Take.
Graziano: Long-term anchor in middle of line? Take.
Graziano: Played well but will be 33 at a brutal position.
Ohm: A free agent worthy of being a top priority.
Graziano: Reinvigorated the D, but they go cheap at LB. Trash.
Graziano: Just the kind of borderline-good LB they love. Take.
Graziano: Still big potential here due to speed. Take.
Graziano: Solid all-around, important piece. Take.
Graziano: 2012 third-rounder has to stay healthy, could handle slot. Take.
Graziano: Played well, but very replaceable. Take.
Graziano: Fear here is that his cost will get too high. Trash.
Graziano: Should have parted company last year.
Graziano: His return from ACL could help other decisions. Take.
Graziano: Best player in secondary if he can stay clean.
Graziano: Leader, winner, field general. But $9.25M is too much. Trash.
Graziano: Gives them an advantage more often than not. Take.
Graziano: Did nothing wrong in first year with the team. Take.
Graziano: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Take.
Graziano: Has earned right to stay and fix things. Take.
Graziano: Been too long since D was dominant. Trash.
Graziano: First bad year for this O shouldn't cost him. Take.
Graziano: Horrible year makes him the sacrificial lamb.
Graziano: This time, has to put himself "on notice."
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