Ranking NFL teams by age...

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  1. Playoffs

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    Meaningless for performance, yeah, but man, what a look at an average NFL career. The spread is 24.98-27.15. Sure, there are outliers on every team, but it's awfully close.

    These guys really don't have a lot of time in a typical NFL career. If you did this same ranking in the NBA or MLB I have to think it would be a much bigger range.
     
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    Wow. I would've guessed that age range would've been larger.
     
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    Dang, if that's calculated on this years roster gotta figure Texans would average 'bout 22 if not for Ed Reed.
     
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    And 21 if not for Lechler, who is 3 years older than Reed.
     
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    Take an avg 26 year old team and replace one with Lechler at 37 and the average becomes 26.2. Reed and Lechler make it 26.36.
     
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    Looks like .36 is enough to drop a team ranking from 4-6 spots on the list presented. Punters and kickers really are an abnormality in this category. Who the hell cares if a journeyman punter named matt turk is 44 or 45 years old? I'd prefer instead the average age of defensive and offensive starters as a more accurate scale. If you truly want to focus on the "core" of a team that's how you'd rank them.

    Yes I realize turk is no longer our punter but he's an extreme example...he's goddamned father time.
     
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    It's not going to matter when AJ is 45 and still catching 50 yard TD passes after making double moves on hapless secondaries. :fans:
     


  9. Lucky

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    Surprised by the Colts ranking. Thought they would have been much younger. Impressed with how far Seattle has come with such a young roster. Texans seem to have the necessary blend of vets and young players.
     
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