Commentary

Giants: Take 'Em or Trash 'Em?

Updated: December 30, 2012, 10:30 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

The New York Giants' title defense started like most seasons do -- with a 6-2 record.

But as most often the case under Tom Coughlin, the Giants sputtered down the stretch, but this time they were unable to get hot like last year.

There's plenty of blame to spread around. When they absolutely needed to win with the NFC East and the playoffs on the line, the Giants' offense and defense vanished.

But let's not forget: This coaching staff and core won it all just one season ago. It's easy to lose sight of the Giants winning two Super Bowls in five seasons.

With that in mind, most deserve to return, but there clearly are areas, such as offensive line, running back, secondary, defensive line and linebacker which need improvement, and in some cases an injection of youth and athleticism.

Here's your chance to play Jerry Reese and tell us what you think the Giants should do.

Offense

Eli Manning

Position: QB
Ohm: Numbers dipped but needed more help.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    96%
  •  
    4%

(Total votes: 13,393)

Ahmad Bradshaw

Position: RB
Ohm: Rarely healthy but still toughest. Take.

Your call

  •  
    74%
  •  
    26%

(Total votes: 13,142)

David Wilson

Position: RB
Ohm: Hopefully will get more carries. Take.

Your call

  •  
    97%
  •  
    3%

(Total votes: 12,996)

Andre Brown

Position: RB
Ohm: Another injury. Can he recover again? Take.

Your call

  •  
    79%
  •  
    21%

(Total votes: 12,654)

Victor Cruz

Position: WR
Ohm: Time to pay the salsa man. Take.

Your call

  •  
    98%
  •  
    2%

(Total votes: 12,828)

Hakeem Nicks

Position: WR
Ohm: Get healthy in offseason Dream. Take.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 12,754)

Domenik Hixon

Position: WR
Ohm: Hixon offers depth and a punt returner. Take.

Your call

  •  
    75%
  •  
    25%

(Total votes: 12,202)

Reuben Randle

Position: WR
Ohm: Can he be the 3rd WR next year? Take.

Your call

  •  
    94%
  •  
    6%

(Total votes: 12,116)

Ramses Barden

Position: WR
Ohm: Looked good when given touches. Take.

Your call

  •  
    56%
  •  
    44%

(Total votes: 12,088)

Martellus Bennett

Position: TE
Ohm: Re-sign the Black Unicorn. Take.

Your call

  •  
    92%
  •  
    8%

(Total votes: 11,815)

Will Beatty

Position: LT
Ohm: Still improving. Take.

Your call

  •  
    87%
  •  
    13%

(Total votes: 11,091)

Kevin Boothe

Position: LG
Ohm: Starter can play multiple positions. Take.

Your call

  •  
    90%
  •  
    10%

(Total votes: 10,998)

David Baas

Position: C
Ohm: Improved in year two. Take.

Your call

  •  
    82%
  •  
    18%

(Total votes: 10,937)

Chris Snee

Position: G
Ohm: Banged up but still the best lineman. Take.

Your call

  •  
    92%
  •  
    8%

(Total votes: 11,024)

David Diehl

Position: T
Ohm: May need new deal. Brewer in the wings. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    30%
  •  
    70%

(Total votes: 11,214)

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
Ohm: Entering final year of contract. Take.

Your call

  •  
    76%
  •  
    24%

(Total votes: 11,724)

Osi Umenyiora

Position: DE
Ohm: Wants starting job and money. Elsewhere? Trash.

Your call

  •  
    24%
  •  
    76%

(Total votes: 11,999)

Mathias Kiwanuka

Position: DE/LB
Ohm: Time to return to DE full time? Take.

Your call

  •  
    92%
  •  
    8%

(Total votes: 10,927)

Chris Canty

Position: DT
Ohm: Need the big man healthy. Take.

Your call

  •  
    88%
  •  
    12%

(Total votes: 10,768)

Linval Joseph

Position: DT
Ohm: Solid starter. Take.

Your call

  •  
    93%
  •  
    7%

(Total votes: 10,564)

Michael Boley

Position: LB
Ohm: Reduced snaps at end; back for deal's final year?
Take.

Your call

  •  
    67%
  •  
    33%

(Total votes: 10,530)

Chase Blackburn

Position: LB
Ohm: Valuable vet but brass always looking elsewhere. Trash.

Your call

  •  
    66%
  •  
    34%

(Total votes: 11,075)

Jacquian Williams

Position: LB
Ohm: Hampered by injuries. Take.

Your call

  •  
    69%
  •  
    31%

(Total votes: 10,264)

Mark Herzlich

Position: LB
Ohm: Could take over for Chase. Take.

Your call

  •  
    78%
  •  
    22%

(Total votes: 10,286)

Keith Rivers

Position: LB
Ohm: When healthy, can be effective. Take.

Your call

  •  
    69%
  •  
    31%

(Total votes: 10,129)

Corey Webster

Position: CB
Ohm: Struggled but team needs a vet CB Take.

Your call

  •  
    39%
  •  
    61%

(Total votes: 10,883)

Prince Amukamara

Position: CB
Ohm: When healthy, solid and improving. Take.

Your call

  •  
    90%
  •  
    10%

(Total votes: 10,589)

Antrel Rolle

Position: S
Ohm: Emerging as team leader.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 10,567)

Kenny Phillips

Position: S
Ohm: For the right price after injury-prone season. Take.

Your call

  •  
    75%
  •  
    25%

(Total votes: 10,496)

Stevie Brown

Position: S
Ohm: Biggest surprise of the season. Take.

Your call

  •  
    97%
  •  
    3%

(Total votes: 10,622)

Special Teams

Steve Weatherford

Position: P
Ohm: Solid all season. Take.

Your call

  •  
    97%
  •  
    3%

(Total votes: 8,827)

Lawrence Tynes

Position: K
Ohm: Best NFL kicker for most of season. Take.

Your call

  •  
    84%
  •  
    16%

(Total votes: 8,897)

Zak DeOssie

Position: LS
Ohm: Sp. teams captain part of effective trio. Take.

Your call

  •  
    95%
  •  
    5%

(Total votes: 8,597)

Management/Coaches

Tom Coughlin

Position: HC
Ohm: Giants may be inconsistent but he's a SB winner. Take.

Your call

  •  
    93%
  •  
    7%

(Total votes: 9,618)

Jerry Reese

Position: GM
Ohm: He'll re-tool 2011 champs.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    94%
  •  
    6%

(Total votes: 9,437)

Kevin Gilbride

Position: OC
Ohm: Won two SBs with Manning and his offense. Take.

Your call

  •  
    55%
  •  
    45%

(Total votes: 9,591)

Perry Fewell

Position: DC
Ohm: The D struggled but won a SB with same system. Take.

Your call

  •  
    44%
  •  
    56%

(Total votes: 9,547)

Tom Quinn

Position: ST
Ohm: Special teams improving except punt return.
Take.

Your call

  •  
    82%
  •  
    18%

(Total votes: 8,944)


Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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