Commentary

New York Jets: Take 'Em or Trash 'Em?

Updated: December 30, 2011, 10:52 AM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

Their 2009 season ended with a loss in AFC title game, so the New York Jets acquired Antonio Cromartie, Santonio Holmes, LaDainian Tomlinson and Jason Taylor with one goal in mind: Super Bowl.

And then their 2010 season ended with -- you got it -- a loss in the AFC title game.

This offseason, several key contributors are heading to free agency. Mike Tannenbaum's job is to decide who stays and who goes.

You have the same job, only you're not restricted to the free agents. Tell us which Jets you'd bring back and which ones you'd serve with a pink slip. My comments, "Take" or "Trash," are in red.

Once you've voted, tell us how you really feel about management, the coaches and the players in the comments section.

Offense

Mark Sanchez

Position: QB
Cimini: Stuck with him because of contract. Take.

Your call

  •  
    19%
  •  
    81%

(Total votes: 18,486)

Tim Tebow

Position: QB
Cimini: An unmitigated disaster. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    22%
  •  
    78%

(Total votes: 18,326)

Shonn Greene

Position: RB
Cimini: Free agent. Quietest 1,000 yards ever. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    39%
  •  
    61%

(Total votes: 16,452)

Stephen Hill

Position: WR
Cimini: Must learn to catch. Take.

Your call

  •  
    75%
  •  
    25%

(Total votes: 15,055)

Dustin Keller

Position: TE
Cimini: Free agent. Too costly. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    45%
  •  
    55%

(Total votes: 15,155)

Santonio Holmes

Position: WR
Cimini: Bad contract, bad injury. Take.

Your call

  •  
    48%
  •  
    52%

(Total votes: 16,497)

Bilal Powell

Position: RB
Cimini: Shows promise as No. 2 RB. Take.

Your call

  •  
    84%
  •  
    16%

(Total votes: 15,860)

Jeremy Kerley

Position: WR
Cimini: Ideal in the slot. Take.

Your call

  •  
    91%
  •  
    9%

(Total votes: 15,009)

Austin Howard

Position: RT
Cimini: Serviceable. Take.

Your call

  •  
    61%
  •  
    39%

(Total votes: 13,523)

D'Brickashaw Ferguson

Position: LT
Cimini: Still a top-10 tackle. Take.

Your call

  •  
    92%
  •  
    8%

(Total votes: 14,394)

Matt Slauson

Position: LT
Cimini: Free agent. He'll walk.
Trash.

Your call

  •  
    31%
  •  
    69%

(Total votes: 14,103)

Nick Mangold

Position: C
Cimini: Still an elite center.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 14,588)

Brandon Moore

Position: RG
Cimini: Free agent. Heart of the OL. Take.

Your call

  •  
    81%
  •  
    19%

(Total votes: 13,581)

Greg McElroy

Position: QB
Cimini: A likely No. 3. Take.

Defense

Muhammad Wilkerson

Position: DE
Cimini: A foundation player. Take.

Your call

  •  
    94%
  •  
    6%

(Total votes: 12,140)

Sione Pouha

Position: NT
Cimini: Needs to get back fixed. Take.

Your call

  •  
    71%
  •  
    29%

(Total votes: 11,968)

Quinton Coples

Position: DE
Cimini: Showed recent flashes. Take.

Your call

  •  
    90%
  •  
    10%

(Total votes: 11,956)

Mike DeVito

Position: DT
Cimini: Must re-sign this free agent. Take.

Your call

  •  
    85%
  •  
    15%

(Total votes: 12,048)

LaRon Landry

Position: S
Cimini: Free agent. Can't afford him. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    68%
  •  
    32%

(Total votes: 12,365)

Calvin Pace

Position: LB
Cimini: $11.6 million cap charge. See ya. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    11%
  •  
    89%

(Total votes: 12,079)

David Harris

Position: LB
Cimini: Good player, mediocre year. Take.

Your call

  •  
    82%
  •  
    18%

(Total votes: 11,974)

Bart Scott

Position: LB
Cimini: Should've been trashed last year. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    11%
  •  
    89%

(Total votes: 12,753)

Bryan Thomas

Position: LB
Cimini: True warrior. Time to retire. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    18%
  •  
    82%

(Total votes: 11,874)

Kyle Wilson

Position: CB
Cimini: Use him for trade bait.
Trash.

Your call

  •  
    38%
  •  
    62%

(Total votes: 11,966)

Darrelle Revis

Position: CB
Cimini: Can he pull an Adrian Peterson? Take.

Antonio Cromartie

Position: CB
Cimini: Finally, an elite corner. Take.

Your call

  •  
    91%
  •  
    9%

(Total votes: 12,864)

Yeremiah Bell

Position: S
Cimini: A rock in the secondary.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    87%
  •  
    13%

(Total votes: 12,024)

Eric Smith

Position: S
Cimini: Useful backup.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    45%
  •  
    55%

(Total votes: 11,806)

Special Teams

Nick Folk

Position: PK
Cimini: Another solid year.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    84%
  •  
    16%

(Total votes: 11,553)

Robert Malone

Position: P
Cimini: Late hiccups, still okay. Take.

Your call

  •  
    73%
  •  
    27%

(Total votes: 11,232)

Management/Coaches

Woody Johnson

Position: Owner
Cimini: Same old Jets.
Trash.


Your call

  •  
    24%
  •  
    76%

(Total votes: 14,384)

Mike Tannenbaum

Position: GM
Cimini: Needs strong personnel guy. Take.

Your call

  •  
    6%
  •  
    94%

(Total votes: 14,676)

Rex Ryan

Position: HC
Cimini: Put up or shut up.
Take.


Your call

  •  
    40%
  •  
    60%

(Total votes: 15,297)

Brian Schottenheimer

Position: OC
Cimini: Needs change of scenery. Trash.

Mike Pettine

Position: DC
Cimini: Not a banner year.
Take.

Mike Westhoff

Position: STC
Cimini: Undermined by fumbles. Take.

Sal Alosi

Position: SCC
Cimini: Don't trip on your way out. Trash.


Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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