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Do the 49ers need to get younger?

Interesting. Contribution-adjusted age of each NFL team.

The authors use some incredibly complex metric to measure every player's contribution to scoring point, then takes those weights and applies the age of those players.

Seattle is the youngest, followed by Cleveland. The Steelers, Chargers, and Falcons are all very old. The future appears bleak olin San Diego: Rivers is 32, and will be 35+ by the time they're competitive again.

The 49ers are of average age, but it's a bit misleading: only two starters are in their 30s. The entire team is in their late 20s, which is interesting. But do we need to get younger? Perhaps. Seattle is a bunch of infants - they're going to get better.

Drafting two safeties at #31 and #34 would get us younger and put us on a better footing for the future - just a thought. Maybe a "starting" NT rookie too, or a Center. I could see some vets getting cut in camp.




Team TmAge
SEA 26.1
CLE 26.3
TAM 26.5
CIN 26.6
STL 26.7
TEN 26.7
KAN 26.7
IND 26.9
BUF 26.9
MIA 27
CAR 27
PHI 27
GNB 27.1
MIN 27.1
JAX 27.2
WAS 27.3
SFO 27.6
ARI 27.6
NWE 27.7
DET 27.7
HOU 27.8
NYG 27.8
DAL 27.8
OAK 27.8
NYJ 28
BAL 28.3
NOR 28.3
DEN 28.4
CHI 28.6
ATL 28.8
PIT 28.8
SDG 28.8







http://www.footballperspective.com/the-youngest-and-oldest-nfl-teams-in-2012/
After this year Whitner, Rogers, Haralson and Goodwin will probably be off the team. That will definitely lower the age. Brian Jennings, Boldin, Frank and Justin could be in 2-3 years. With around 25 draft picks in the next 2 years we should get a lot younger. Not really worried about our age; we will get much younger in the next 1-3 years.

http://www.49ers.com/team/roster.html

Click Age twice to get it to order them from oldest to youngest if anyone wants to see.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Mar 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM ]
Nah, I think we're in good shape. That list looks like it's using the rosters before free agency.

We've subtracted both Akers and Sopoaga, which should bring the average age down a little bit.

The only starters who will be 30+ are Gore, Goodwin, Rogers, J. Smith, Boldin. That makes 17 of 22 starters under 30 y/o.

Jennings is also 30+, but at his position he could play until he was 50.


We're young enough.
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Nah, I think we're in good shape. That list looks like it's using the rosters before free agency.

We've subtracted both Akers and Sopoaga, which should bring the average age down a little bit.

The only starters who will be 30+ are Gore, Goodwin, Rogers, J. Smith, Boldin. That makes 17 of 22 starters under 30 y/o.

Jennings is also 30+, but at his position he could play until he was 50.


We're young enough.

That's weighed for contribution, so Akers, Sopoaga, Moss, didn't really count much.

I'm just a teeny bit worried that we'll be like PIT, who have 6 of 11 defensive starters in 2006 still starting in 2012. They all got old at the same time.
Originally posted by nickbradley:
Originally posted by SofaKing:
Nah, I think we're in good shape. That list looks like it's using the rosters before free agency.

We've subtracted both Akers and Sopoaga, which should bring the average age down a little bit.

The only starters who will be 30+ are Gore, Goodwin, Rogers, J. Smith, Boldin. That makes 17 of 22 starters under 30 y/o.

Jennings is also 30+, but at his position he could play until he was 50.


We're young enough.

That's weighed for contribution, so Akers, Sopoaga, Moss, didn't really count much.

I'm just a teeny bit worried that we'll be like PIT, who have 6 of 11 defensive starters in 2006 still starting in 2012. They all got old at the same time.

That old PIT defense was still #1 against the pass, and #2 against the run. Defensive continuity for a long period of time is a good thing, as long as they're good players. We just need to make sure we continue to draft well and have suitable replacements for when these guys get old.
Would you rather mortgage the future?
I think our defense could use some youth at D-line CB SS/SF I hope we draft heavy on defense 1st-3rd rounds all defense guys N I hope fangio subs out more ...
The range here is only 2.7 years between #1 and #32 and we are dab smack in the middle.

I'd say we have a perfect blend of young players and veterans according to this.
[ Edited by Young2Rice on Mar 18, 2013 at 11:16 PM ]
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
The range here is only 2.7 years between #1 and #32 and we are dab smack in the middle.

I'd say we have a perfect blend of young players and veterans according to this.

with 14 picks this year and an estimated 11 or so next year i think were gonna be one of the youngest teams in the league for a while
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
The range here is only 2.7 years between #1 and #32 and we are dab smack in the middle.

I'd say we have a perfect blend of young players and veterans according to this.

with 14 picks this year and an estimated 11 or so next year i think were gonna be one of the youngest teams in the league for a while

Yeah I would like to stay in the middle. Keep vets and youngsters.
Yes, especially on the defensive side of the ball.
We will be younger early May
Our offense is young, besides goodwin, and gore, and we have lmj and hunter for running back. But we need to look for future defensive players, carlos, justin, will need youth behind for future replacements, also with issac will need to fill dt with youth.
Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
The range here is only 2.7 years between #1 and #32 and we are dab smack in the middle.

I'd say we have a perfect blend of young players and veterans according to this.

with 14 picks this year and an estimated 11 or so next year i think were gonna be one of the youngest teams in the league for a while
This. Granted, we won't use all 14 selections, but you can bet that we will add 7-8 guys this season in the 22 year old range. Remember, just a few guys can skew those numbers. Justin Smith skews it because he played so much at his age (33). We have a lot of guys who are in their prime right now and that age range is usually 27-28. You can want to be young like SEA, but they will be having a lot of those guys having contract years at the same time.
Come on with this thread. Everybody knows how many picks they are working with.
[ Edited by lamontb on Mar 19, 2013 at 6:45 AM ]