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Take ‘Em/Trash ‘Em: New York Jets

01 Jan

Planning for the 2014 season has already begun, and it’s time to take a look at what players GM John Idzik should take or trash for 2014 in this Take ‘Em/Trash ‘Em: New York Jets edition.

Quarterbacks

Geno Smith – Showed enough progress at the end of the season, and should have a significantly better supporting cast next season.

Take

Mark Sanchez – A cap number of over $8 million dollars next season and the butt fumble. Get that headband and that hair out of here…NOW.

Trash

David Garrard – Why he even came out of retirement is the biggest mystery of the year.

Trash

Running Backs

Chris Ivory – One of the hardest running backs in the game, definitely deserves to be back

Take

Bilal Powell – Powell can play and forms a nice duo with Chris Ivory

Take

Mike Goodson – Mike Goodson going down with an ACL was an underrated blow to this team. When healthy, Goodson is one of the fastest players in the league.

Take

Wide Receivers

Santonio Holmes – Says he wants to play for 2 more years with the Jets, there’s a better chance of Joe Namath leading the Jets to the Super Bowl next season.

Trash

Stephen Hill – This man cannot be trusted. He can’t stay healthy, and when he plays, contributes next to nothing.

Trash

Jeremy Kerley – Slide him in as the number 3 receiver on next year’s team

Take

David Nelson – Just signed a 2-year extension with the Jets, so he’ll be back. Nelson is a capable 4/5 receiver.

Take

Tight Ends

Kellen Winslow – Did more talking than playing in 2013. According to Winslow, he was supposed to catch 100 passes and be un-guard-able

Trash

Jeff Cumberland – Not much upside for Jeff Cumberland. John Idzik can certainly do better.

Trash

Offensive Line

Willie Colon – Tough news about a torn bicep. Colon brought an attitude to the Jets offensive line that had been severely missing.

Take

D’Brickashaw Ferguson – A mainstay since ’06

Take

Nick Mangold – Pretty clear he’ll be back

Take

Brian Winters – Struggled badly at times, but improved as the season went along.

Take

Austin Howard – Howard has stabilized the right tackle position following the debacle that was Wayne Hunter. Tackles are hard to come by and Howard needs to be a top priority for the Jets.

Take

Vlad Ducasse – There has to be someone else out there. The one time 2nd round pick should never step foot in Florham Park again.

Trash

Defensive Lineman

Muhammad Wilkerson – Established himself as one of the most dominant defensive ends in the game. Idzik must sign him to a long-term deal.

Take

Damon Harrison – The surprise of the year for the Jets.

Take

Sheldon Richardson – Favorite to win Defensive Rookie of the year and an all in all great individual.

Take

Kenrick Ellis – The combination of Ellis and Harrison in the middle of the D makes a formidable tandem.

Take

Linebackers

Quinton Coples – The transition to outside linebacker went smoother than expected. Coples racked up 4.5 sacks and got better as the season went on.

Take

David Harris – Another Jet who needs to restructure his contract, but a sure tackler and leader on the D

Take

DeMario Davis – 2014 can only be better for Davis who did an admirable job replacing Bart Scott in the starting lineup.

Take

Calvin Pace – Pace recorded 10 sacks, but didn’t make a major impact on the defense. He benefited significantly from a great defensive line. I’d say it’s time to move on.

Trash

Defensive Backs

Antonio Cromartie – At his current deal, there’s now way Cro is on the 2014 Jets. He’s going to have to restructure his contract if he wants to be on the team next year. I’d bring him back on a one year deal next year to see if he can bounce back.

Take

Dee Milliner – Being benched 3 times was as bad as it gets, but improved dramatically at the end of the season containing Josh Gordon and Mike Wallace on his way to winning NFL defensive player of the week in week 17.

Take

Kyle Wilson – Maybe New York just isn’t the right place for Kyle Wilson.

Trash

Ed Reed – If he wants to play next season, he should be back with the team. Reed showed he can still be a big time playmaker in the secondary.

Take

Dawan Landry – Landry was an ok player, didn’t make much plays. The Jets would be more than fine saying goodbye to Dawan in favor of a player with more playmaking ability.

Trash

Antonio Allen – Finally showed some promise and was a playmaker in the secondary.

Take

Kicker/Punter

Nick Folk – Wants to be paid, and the Jets should pay him.

Take

Ryan Quigley – Quigley wasn’t mentioned much in 2013, and that’s a good thing.

Take

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