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Chargers now have 9th youngest roster

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Blue Bolt, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. Blue Bolt

    Blue Bolt Persona Non Grata

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    I knew Little Johnny couldn't stand to have anyone older than him, but when will it stop? ;)

    Chargers have one of the NFL’s youngest rosters
    By Aaron Woolley@aaronwoolley1 on Sep 4, 2016


    After Saturday’s “22 funerals happening in the same day” - Joe Barksdale, the Philly Voice compiled a list of the ages of each NFL rosters, and after taking the average, the Chargers have jumped from the 12th oldest roster at an average age of 26.32 to the 9th youngest roster in the NFL at an average age of 25.73.

    Two years ago, the Chargers were the 5th oldest roster in the NFL. The Rams are, for the fifth year in a row, the youngest team in the NFL with an average age of 25. The Falcons took the mantle from the Colts this year to be the oldest team in the NFL at 27.08 years on average.

    While stunning, it can’t come as a surprise, because under Mike McCoy and Tom Telesco, the Chargers have undertaken a massive roster overhaul, since Tom Telesco was signed on January 9th, 2013. Since then, only 5 players remain from that same squad. Those players are Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, Corey Liuget, Melvin Ingram, and Mike Windt.

    Most recently, the Chargers decided to not engage in contract talks with All-Pro Free Safety Eric Weddle, who is 31 years old, after a 9-year career in San Diego. They lost long-time receiver 34-year-old Malcom Floyd to retirement (the WR who Rivers threw his first NFL TD to), released Donald Brown (29), and Donald Butler (27). David Johnson (29), Jeffrey Linkenbach (29), Ricardo Mathews (29), Joe Mays (31), John Phillips (29), Patrick Robinson (28), Johnnie Troutman (28), Cassius Vaughn (28), and J.D. Walton (29) were also not resigned this offseason. Jacoby Jones was also released part-way through the season.

    Tom Telesco has quickly taken this Chargers roster from one of the oldest to one of the youngest. It is arguable if it has worked, considering the 4-12 season the Chargers just had, but with young budding stars such as Jason Verrett, Keenan Allen, Denzel Perryman, and hopefully the emergence of Melvin Gordon, the future looks bright for this Chargers team.
     
  2. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    I find this very interesting.
     
  3. Blue Bolt

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    I find it interesting that Weddle didn't hit the Chargers with an "ageism" lawsuit. ;)
     
  4. Jesse Kemp

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    This is basically one of the points I was making tangentially in the "Case for Improvement" that got ol' Crushbomb so tied up in knots.

    A lot of our key players are young enough to the point that their best ball is likely ahead of them.
     
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  5. Blue Bolt

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    Provided their "best" is better than average. ;)
     
  6. jackfrost

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    Why on earth would things change now Dear Blew, especially now that L'il Johnny has a larger stake in everything ?

    Whatever happened to the "best" from those other 1st and 2nd rd youngin's by the name of English, Cason, Davis, Mathews, Gilchrist, Mouton, Teo, Ingram, Reyes and lets NOT forget good ol' Jacob Hester, who turned the fortunes of this franchise on its ear ofcourse. :whistling:

    Just looking at our drafting over the last decade is seriously deflating, my God we have drafted some complete and utter fargin' DUD's haven't we ......
     
  7. Montrose

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    Wtf we let Weddle go...why didn't someone say something!!!!!

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  8. Jesse Kemp

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    Yeah, enough of them will need to be above average for us to be good. I think that's possible. But even if some guys are simple "average" starters on rookie contracts, that's a plus.
     
  9. Chaincrusher

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    Tied up in knots? I systematically dismantled your arguments point by point.

    Maybe someday you will figure out that age is irrelevant when you replace a better player with a worse one that is unlikely ever to be as good as the one that was replaced.
     
  10. Jesse Kemp

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    I BURIED YOU UNDER STEAMING PILES OF MY IRRESISTIBLE PHILOSOPHIZING!!!
     
  11. Chaincrusher

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    I have smelled your steaming piles of philosophizing. They are far from irresistible.
     
  12. Jesse Kemp

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    Good one!
     

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