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Three Card Monte

A NY Jets roster game of chance -- find the camp body who ends up contributing.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia free images.
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Anybody up for a little game? Welcome to the Second Annual GGN Three Card Monte contest.  The goal of the game is to find the one (or 2 or 3) training camp nobodies who unexpectedly turn into somebodies over the course of the season.

The rules are simple. I will list at the end of this article a rather extensive list of players currently on the Jets roster who are long shots to make any significant contribution to the team in 2014. Most are long shots to even make the team. Your job is to choose the three and only three who make the biggest contribution to the 2014 Jets. Any NFL achievements made by a player while employed by another team due to having been traded or cut by the Jets are ineligible -- winners must make a contribution to the Jets. I will keep track of all entries and announce the winner after the last game of the regular season (assuming every entry isn't tied with zero contributions). The winner gets bragging rights for a year and a GGN T-shirt. All judgments as to the magnitude of any players' contributions to the Jets and the eventual contest winner will be made solely by Smackdad, and will be final and irreversible. Bonus points will be awarded to anyone brazen enough to choose a nobody that is currently not on the Jets roster but ends up contributing to the 2014 Jets.

Keep in mind that a player has to see actual game action to make a positive contribution for purposes of this contest. So, for example, somebody may show great promise as a backup center, and may in fact be the best player on the entire list, but if Nick Mangold stays healthy that guy will likely never see a single snap, and the long snapper who beats out Tanner Purdum will make a much bigger contribution for the purposes of the contest. Choose your three players accordingly.

All entries must be submitted in the comments to this article on or before Friday, July 11 at 11:59 pm.  One entry per member.  First entry of any member is the only entry that counts.  No member is barred from choosing any players simply because another member has already chosen said player(s).  If there are duplicate entrants in all three chosen players, and that combination of players is chosen as the winner, only the first entrant to post that combination of players will be declared the winner.

Simple enough, right? So, here's the list of players. Choose your 3 and find the lucky lady!


Matt Simms

Tajh Boyd

Running Back

Chad Young

Wide Receiver and Tight End

Colin Anderson

Michael Campbell

Quincy Enunwa

Saalim Hakim

Terrence Miller

Chris Pantale

Greg Salas

Offensive Line

Will Campbell

Dalton Freeman

Patrick Ford

Ben Ijalana

Brent Qvale

Caleb Schlauderaff

Markus Zusevics

Defensive Line

T.J. Barnes

IK Enemkpali

Tevita Finau

Tim Fugger

Anthony Grady

Kerry Hyder

Zach Thompson


Jermaine Cunningham

Troy Davis

Steele Devito

A.J. Edds

Trevor Reilly

Defensive Backs

Brandon Dixon

Brandon Hardin

Rontez Miles

Jeremy Reeves

Lowell Rose

Special Teams

Andrew Furney

Jacob Schum