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cvv84
09-05-2011, 04:12 PM
The Buccaneers. Followed by the Packers, Panthers, and Bengals.

The oldest team in the league is Steelers. Followed by the Cardinals, Chargers, and Lions.

The rest of the list (http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcwest/post/_/id/44505/2011-nfl-team-age-ranks-at-53-man-cuts)

keylime_5
09-05-2011, 04:18 PM
surprised that Philly is so young. I think it's a bit misleading though b/c they count specialists and Philly has young specialists.

Lions being the oldest offense in the NFL is all on their O-Line and backups.

tjsunstein
09-05-2011, 04:48 PM
Anyone else find it very concerning that the Chargers are up so high in age? That window seems to get smaller by the week.

Love the balance that the Packers have. Pretty rare what they're putting together.

descendency
09-05-2011, 06:13 PM
The Patriots have the 7th oldest defense???

What the ****? Must be all of the backup DL...

AntoinCD
09-05-2011, 06:33 PM
The Patriots have the 7th oldest defense???

What the ****? Must be all of the backup DL...

Vince Wilfork-29
Albert Haynesworth-30
Shaun Ellis-34
Andre Carter-32
Mike Wright-29
Myron Pryor-25
Jermaine Cunningham-23
Mark Anderson-28
Kyle Love-24
Gerard Warren-33

Along the defensive line that's an average age of 28.7 years old.

When you compare to the LBs who have an average age of 25.5 and the secondary at 25.2 you see why the average age is up a bit.

I will say though that the cornerstones of the defense, with the exceptions of Wilfork are all quite young

vidae
09-05-2011, 06:46 PM
Outside of Kelly Gregg, we have a pretty young defense. This pleases me.

TitanHope
09-05-2011, 07:29 PM
Anyone else find it very concerning that the Chargers are up so high in age?

Not really. I think this is a silly statistic.

descendency
09-05-2011, 07:50 PM
I will say though that the cornerstones of the defense, with the exceptions of Wilfork are all quite young

That's what I was thinking... and it caught me by surprise to see them as 7th oldest.

7-11
09-05-2011, 08:54 PM
Not really. I think this is a silly statistic.

Yeah this. Average age of an entire squad really doesn't have much to do with your championship 'window'.

Mr. Goosemahn
09-05-2011, 10:11 PM
Steelers defense is stupidly old, haha.

Starters:

LE Aaron Smith - 35
NT Casey Hampton - 33
RE Brett Keisel - 32

OLB James Harrison - 33
ILB James Farrior - 36
ILB Lawrence Timmons - 25
OLB LaMarr Woodley - 26

CB Ike Taylor - 31
SS Troy Polamalu - 30
FS Ryan Clark - 31
CB Bryant McFadden - 29

Depth:

DE Ziggy Hood - 24
DE Cameron Heyward - 22
NT Chris Hoke - 35
NT Steve McLendon - 25

OLB Jason Worilds - 23
OLB Chris Carter - 22
ILB Larry Foote - 31
ILB Stevenson Sylvester - 23

CB William *** - 26
CB Keenan Lewis - 25
CB Curtis Brown - 22
CB Cortez Allen - 22

S Ryan Mundy - 26
S Will Allen - 29

Conversely, the offense is pretty young:

QB Ben Roethlisberger - 29

RB Rashard Mendenhall - 24

WR Hines Ward - 35
WR Mike Wallace - 25

TE Heath Miller - 28

LT Jonathan Scott - 28
LG Chris Kemoeatu - 28
C Maurkice Pouncey - 22
RG Doug Legursky - 25
RT Willie Colon - 28

fenikz
09-05-2011, 10:14 PM
ya this is entirely useless, Cardinals defense is very young

V.I.P
09-05-2011, 10:22 PM
Our average age for a starter is 25. something.

#YouthMovementSwagger

wordofi
09-05-2011, 10:30 PM
I knew the Packers would be towards the bottom of the list. They don't go out and sign big name free agents. Also, they don't tend to sign many of their draft picks long term. They simply let them leave in free agency. Don't reply and say that they signed Charles Woodson because that's an exception.

wogitalia
09-06-2011, 04:59 AM
Vikings are a disturbingly old team. Pretty much all our stars are old.

cvv84
09-06-2011, 05:54 PM
I knew the Packers would be towards the bottom of the list. They don't go out and sign big name free agents. Also, they don't tend to sign many of their draft picks long term. They simply let them leave in free agency. Don't reply and say that they signed Charles Woodson because that's an exception.

Just in the Ted Thompson era:

Aaron Rodgers
Nick Collins
A.J. Hawk
Greg Jennings
James Jones
Desmond Bishop
Mason Crosby
Josh Sitton

Not a draft pick but we claimed Tramon Williams and signed him long term as well.

Splat
09-06-2011, 06:11 PM
Anyone else find it very concerning that the Chargers are up so high in age? That window seems to get smaller by the week.

As long as they have Rivers the window is open.

Brodeur
09-06-2011, 10:13 PM
LT Jonathan Scott - 28
LG Chris Kemoeatu - 28
C Maurkice Pouncey - 22
RG Doug Legursky - 25
RT Willie Colon - 28

Jonathan Scott is your starting left tackle?!

Out of about 50 draft picks you stupid f*ck. Probably gonna get banned for saying that, but oh well. It won't be the first time I've been banned.

You're annoying.

niel89
09-06-2011, 10:48 PM
The Ravens aren't that old really. They average 27.65 among the players that I actually think are going to be contributors. There are some older guys but we have some young guys that could step up. Lewis and Reed are irreplaceable though.

Offense
Flacco 26

RBs
Rice 24
Williams 34
Leach 29
OL
Mckinney 31
Grubbs 27
Birk 35
Yanda 26
Oher 25
WR/TE
Dickson 24
Pitta 26
Evans 30
Boldin 30
D. Reed 24

Defense
DL
Ngata 27
Cody 23
Redding 30
Jones 25

LB
Johnson 30
Kindle 23
McClain 26
Ellerbe 25
Ayanbadejo 35
Lewis 36
Suggs 28
Kruger 25

DB
Zbikowski 26
Pollard 26
Reed 32
Nakamura 25
J. Smith 23
Foxworth 28
Webb 25
C. Williams 26
Carr 28

K/P
Cundiff 31
Koch 29

Mr. Goosemahn
09-06-2011, 11:02 PM
Jonathan Scott is your starting left tackle?!

Sadly.

To be honest, I don't think he's as bad as you think he is, but he is by no means a good LT. Mediocre at best.

In any case, the team is grooming second rounder Marcus Gilbert to take the LT position, and he's supposedly done a good job in practice so far. He's our backup tackle and I wouldn't be surprised if coaches had him starting at some point in the season.

ellsy82
09-06-2011, 11:48 PM
Too bad age of an offense or defense has absolutely nothing to do with how good a team is or isn't. Look at Tampa Bay, they were the youngest team in the league LAST year, and made the playoffs. Steelers were the oldest and made the Superbowl...I don't get the relevance of the article when there's so much other stuff to be reporting on at the moment.

Brodeur
09-06-2011, 11:52 PM
Too bad age of an offense or defense has absolutely nothing to do with how good a team is or isn't. Look at Tampa Bay, they were the youngest team in the league LAST year, and made the playoffs. Steelers were the oldest and made the Superbowl...I don't get the relevance of the article when there's so much other stuff to be reporting on at the moment.

When did this happen?

bucfan12
09-07-2011, 12:24 AM
Tampa did not make the playoffs, but were extremely close. They are even younger this year, but they are building there team the right way and that is through the draft. That builds continuity and chemistry. I think you might see some struggles, but this team is very talented. They might be primed for a playoff run in 2012 and beyond. However, this year, I see an 8-8 record. The o-line I think will get it together, but the defense is still very young. I still see confusion on certain reads where players are missing assignments, so it could be a struggle.

bucfan12
09-07-2011, 12:31 AM
Also, they may have Pittsburgh pegged as the oldest team, but I like what they're building depth wise to replace these older guys when the time comes. The only problem for them is finding a replacement for Polumolu in the next few years. He's already starting to show some wear and tear on his body.

Bengalsrocket
09-07-2011, 02:18 AM
Too bad age of an offense or defense has absolutely nothing to do with how good a team is or isn't. Look at Tampa Bay, they were the youngest team in the league LAST year, and made the playoffs. Steelers were the oldest and made the Superbowl...I don't get the relevance of the article when there's so much other stuff to be reporting on at the moment.

I find the article interesting and relevant (I mean, this is an football forum, and the article is directly related to every single NFL team).

I mostly find it interesting that the Packers are so young yet are coming off a Superbowl victory. I know it requires a lot of work but if they manage to keep themselves as talented as they are now for the next 4-7 years then they'll be just as dominate as the Colts / Patriots / Steelers have been for the last decade.

bucfan12
09-07-2011, 01:48 PM
I find the article interesting and relevant (I mean, this is an football forum, and the article is directly related to every single NFL team).

I mostly find it interesting that the Packers are so young yet are coming off a Superbowl victory. I know it requires a lot of work but if they manage to keep themselves as talented as they are now for the next 4-7 years then they'll be just as dominate as the Colts / Patriots / Steelers have been for the last decade.

Not only that, they keep building through the draft and replacing with younger guys to develop until they're ready.

NY+Giants=NYG
09-07-2011, 03:15 PM
Steelers have the oldest DC too. But he is a legend, and as long as he is there I have total confidence in him.

Mr. Goosemahn
09-08-2011, 04:36 AM
Out of about 50 draft picks you stupid f*ck. Probably gonna get banned for saying that, but oh well. It won't be the first time I've been banned.

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/64/dogneg.gif

descendency
09-08-2011, 08:19 AM
Of the top 10 oldest teams right now, which is most likely to win a super bowl between 2015 and 2020.

killxswitch
09-08-2011, 08:46 AM
As long as they have Rivers the window is open.

As long as they have Norv Turner there's a dowel rod stuck between the pane and the casing keeping the Chargers from opening the window.

K Train
09-08-2011, 09:24 AM
Jonathan Scott is your starting left tackle?!




Tell me about it....christ

K Train
09-08-2011, 09:27 AM
Sadly.

To be honest, I don't think he's as bad as you think he is, but he is by no means a good LT. Mediocre at best.

In any case, the team is grooming second rounder Marcus Gilbert to take the LT position, and he's supposedly done a good job in practice so far. He's our backup tackle and I wouldn't be surprised if coaches had him starting at some point in the season.

Hes EASILY a bottom 5 LT, he will most likely get benched or fake an injury when suggs steals his lunch money on sunday.

In Gilbert i trust

killxswitch
09-08-2011, 09:44 AM
Hes EASILY a bottom 5 LT, he will most likely get benched or fake an injury when suggs steals his lunch money on sunday.

In Gilbert i trust

Not like Suggs can bring Roethlisberger down when he gets to him anyway.

niel89
09-08-2011, 11:53 AM
Jonathan Scott vs. Bryant McKinnie week 1 should be fun. How many sacks will they give up combined?