The Second Annual Gang Green Nation Offseason Plan Contest is now in the books. We wish to thank all those who took the time and effort to engage in the complex and difficult task of thinking through an integrated plan for the 2014 Jets offseason, including salary cap management, trades, roster cuts and the draft. This stuff isn't easy, and perhaps it gives everyone who participated a bit of appreciation for how difficult John Idzik's job is. The judges went through each entry carefully, focusing on the trades, the cap, the draft picks, and the final rosters. All of the plans presented were fascinating to read and each had unique ideas on how best to improve the Jets. Everyone who participated should be commended for sticking their neck out and presenting their best ideas. And most should be commended for getting a cornerback.
The contest this year saw tremendous growth in the number of participants. We had 500% more entries this year than last; fantastic! However, there are always things that can be improved, so if you have any suggestions as to how to make next year's contest even better, now's the time to speak up. Please let us know in your comments what you liked, but more importantly what you disliked about this contest. How can we make it better? What will encourage more of you to participate? Give us as much feedback as you can, and we will try our best to listen and make the necessary improvements next year.
This year we had so many excellent entries we found it very difficult to narrow the field down to just three finalists. In the end, we decided it made the most sense to open the finalist field up to the five best entries. So now, without further ado, we present the five finalists of the contest. The entire GGN community gets to vote on the ultimate winner. Polling will remain open through Sunday, March 30, 2014. Once the polls close the winner will be crowned and his winning plan will be featured on the front page of GGN. And the finalists, in no particular order, are....(drum roll please....) bleedsgreen4life, Penning10, onecrazymoflo, MyDyingBride, and Broadway Jose. Please click on their names to evaluate each of their plans. Remember, vote early, vote often, and may the best plan win!