Commentary

Giants: Take 'em or trash 'em?

Updated: December 27, 2013, 12:59 PM ET
By Dan Graziano | ESPNNewYork.com

Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning
Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

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.

Enjoy.

Offense

Eli Manning

Position: QB
Graziano: Bad year, but they'll rebuild around him.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    0%
  •  
    100%

(Total votes: 0)

David Wilson

Position: RB
Graziano: If healthy, he's the best bet for the run game. Take.

Your call

  •  
    73%
  •  
    27%

(Total votes: 5,661)

Andre Brown

Position: RB
Graziano: Useful as long as he's not after the last buck.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    83%
  •  
    17%

(Total votes: 5,536)

Brandon Jacobs

Position: RB
Graziano: Venerable champ's career may be over. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    11%
  •  
    89%

(Total votes: 5,380)

Henry Hynoski

Position: FB
Graziano: Absence a big factor in blocking woes. Take.

Your call

  •  
    80%
  •  
    20%

(Total votes: 5,284)

Victor Cruz

Position: WR
Graziano: Only consistently good guy on O. Take.

Your call

  •  
    97%
  •  
    3%

(Total votes: 5,418)

Hakeem Nicks

Position: WR
Graziano: Played his way out of town. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    29%
  •  
    71%

(Total votes: 5,339)

Rueben Randle

Position: WR
Graziano: Faint hope to replace Nicks. Take.

Your call

  •  
    92%
  •  
    8%

(Total votes: 5,325)

Brandon Myers

Position: TE
Graziano: "New TE every year" plan went bust. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    15%
  •  
    85%

(Total votes: 5,282)

Adrien Robinson

Position: TE
Graziano: JPP of tight ends has shown nothing.
Trash.

Your call

  •  
    23%
  •  
    77%

(Total votes: 4,844)

David Baas

Position: C
Graziano: Won a Super Bowl but an overall disappointment. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    14%
  •  
    86%

(Total votes: 4,763)

Jim Cordle

Position: C
Graziano: Improved before injury, but replaceable. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    20%
  •  
    80%

(Total votes: 4,667)

Kevin Boothe

Position: LG
Graziano: Free agent a useful, versatile piece. Take.

Your call

  •  
    80%
  •  
    20%

(Total votes: 4,509)

Chris Snee

Position: G
Graziano: No way at his cap number. Could retire. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    25%
  •  
    75%

(Total votes: 4,539)

Will Beatty

Position: LT
Graziano: Has to play better. Stuck with him. Take.

Your call

  •  
    58%
  •  
    42%

(Total votes: 4,576)

James Brewer

Position: OL
Graziano: He's had more than enough chances.
Trash.

Your call

  •  
    10%
  •  
    90%

(Total votes: 4,319)

David Diehl

Position: T
Graziano: Like Snee, Jacobs, end of line for a great Giant. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    20%
  •  
    80%

(Total votes: 4,430)

Justin Pugh

Position: T
Graziano: Rare bright spot could play T or G long term. Take.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 4,433)

Defense

Jason Pierre-Paul

Position: DE
Graziano: No extension. Make him earn a new deal. Take.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 4,677)

Justin Tuck

Position: DE
Graziano: Wants to return, showed enough to deserve it. Take.

Your call

  •  
    89%
  •  
    11%

(Total votes: 4,738)

Mathias Kiwanuka

Position: DE/LB
Graziano: Vet is inconsistent and a tempting cap cut. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    38%
  •  
    62%

(Total votes: 4,588)

Damontre Moore

Position: DE
Graziano: Lots of talent, right place to hone it. Take.

Your call

  •  
    93%
  •  
    7%

(Total votes: 4,290)

Johnathan Hankins

Position: DT
Graziano: Long-term anchor in middle of line? Take.

Your call

  •  
    90%
  •  
    10%

(Total votes: 4,133)

Cullen Jenkins

Position: DT
Graziano: Played well but will be 33 at a brutal position.
Trash.

Your call

  •  
    53%
  •  
    47%

(Total votes: 4,200)

Linval Joseph

Position: DT
Ohm: A free agent worthy of being a top priority.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    92%
  •  
    8%

(Total votes: 4,129)

Jon Beason

Position: LB
Graziano: Reinvigorated the D, but they go cheap at LB. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    90%
  •  
    10%

(Total votes: 4,432)

Spencer Paysinger

Position: LB
Graziano: Just the kind of borderline-good LB they love. Take.

Your call

  •  
    71%
  •  
    29%

(Total votes: 4,097)

Jacquian Williams

Position: LB
Graziano: Still big potential here due to speed. Take.

Your call

  •  
    86%
  •  
    14%

(Total votes: 3,915)

Prince Amukamara

Position: CB
Graziano: Solid all-around, important piece. Take.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 4,254)

Jayron Hosely

Position: CB
Graziano: 2012 third-rounder has to stay healthy, could handle slot. Take.

Your call

  •  
    83%
  •  
    17%

(Total votes: 3,968)

Trumaine McBride

Position: CB
Graziano: Played well, but very replaceable. Take.

Your call

  •  
    70%
  •  
    30%

(Total votes: 3,923)

Terrell Thomas

Position: CB
Graziano: Fear here is that his cost will get too high. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    65%
  •  
    35%

(Total votes: 4,074)

Corey Webster

Position: CB
Graziano: Should have parted company last year.
Trash.

Your call

  •  
    10%
  •  
    90%

(Total votes: 4,108)

Stevie Brown

Position: S
Graziano: His return from ACL could help other decisions. Take.

Your call

  •  
    92%
  •  
    8%

(Total votes: 4,102)

Will Hill

Position: S
Graziano: Best player in secondary if he can stay clean.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 4,021)

Antrel Rolle

Position: S
Graziano: Leader, winner, field general. But $9.25M is too much. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    79%
  •  
    21%

(Total votes: 4,358)

Special Teams

Steve Weatherford

Position: P
Graziano: Gives them an advantage more often than not. Take.

Your call

  •  
    96%
  •  
    4%

(Total votes: 4,035)

Josh Brown

Position: K
Graziano: Did nothing wrong in first year with the team. Take.

Your call

  •  
    81%
  •  
    19%

(Total votes: 3,961)

Zak DeOssie

Position: LS
Graziano: If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Take.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 3,888)

Management/Coaches

Tom Coughlin

Position: HC
Graziano: Has earned right to stay and fix things. Take.

Your call

  •  
    84%
  •  
    16%

(Total votes: 4,651)

Perry Fewell

Position: DC
Graziano: Been too long since D was dominant. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    30%
  •  
    70%

(Total votes: 4,586)

Kevin Gilbride

Position: OC
Graziano: First bad year for this O shouldn't cost him. Take.

Your call

  •  
    22%
  •  
    78%

(Total votes: 4,689)

Tom Quinn

Position: ST
Graziano: Horrible year makes him the sacrificial lamb.
Trash.

Your call

  •  
    8%
  •  
    92%

(Total votes: 4,223)

Jerry Reese

Position: GM
Graziano: This time, has to put himself "on notice."
Take.

Your call

  •  
    73%
  •  
    27%

(Total votes: 4,384)


Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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