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    Jets had NFL's fifth-youngest team in 2013

    All that talk about the Jets being so young in 2013 after undergoing a roster purge upon the arrival of new general manager John Idzik? Now there's actual data to back it up.

    Football Perspective analyzed the ages of NFL players for the third year in a row. The site found that the Jets, who were the league's 22nd-youngest team in 2011 (average age: 27.3) and its 25th-youngest in 2012 (average age: 28), were tied with the Chiefs for fifth-youngest in 2013 (average age: 26.5).

    As Football Perspective explains in its post, it didn't just take the average age for every player on the 53-man roster. It also didn't just take the average age for every starter. So to measure the average age and contributions of each player, Football Perspective tied the ages to Pro Football Reference's Adjusted Value metric, which is a catch-all quantifier of an individual player's value to his team, since some positions can be more impactful than others.

    "Ideally," Football Perspective says, "you want to calculate a team’s average age by placing greater weight on the team’s most relevant players."

    The Rams (average age: 25.5) were the league's youngest team in 2013, while the Cardinals (average age: 28.3) were the oldest.

    Of course, how young a team was didn't entirely indicate how bad they were. The Chiefs, whose average age was the same as the Jets', won 11 games and made the playoffs. Among teams younger than the Jets, the Rams (7-9), Browns (4-12), and Bucs (4-12) all were worse. But the second-youngest team in the NFL was the Super Bowl-champion Seahawks (average age: 26).

    http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/201...m_in_2013.html

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    And only going to get younger once we cut the Cro's and Santonio's of this world and sign another 12 draft picks.

    Long term sustainable success could be on the horizon.
    Last edited by Harrier; 02-15-2014 at 04:16 PM.

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    agree...nine draft picks, if we don't trade any will help the JETS to be that much younger with L/T success penciled in........in case we need an eraser.

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    We are young, who said that, you have to see what ya got before you churn and burn, burn baby burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yayankee View Post
    agree...nine draft picks, if we don't trade any will help the JETS to be that much younger with L/T success penciled in........in case we need an eraser.
    we are projected to pick up these comp picks...

    5 – New York Jets – LaRon Landry

    6 – New York Jets – Mike DeVito

    6 – New York Jets – Dustin Keller

    6 – New York Jets – Shonn Greene

    So it should be 12, erase away

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    Jets will only get younger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrier View Post
    we are projected to pick up these comp picks...

    5 – New York Jets – LaRon Landry

    6 – New York Jets – Mike DeVito

    6 – New York Jets – Dustin Keller

    6 – New York Jets – Shonn Greene

    So it should be 12, erase away
    It could be a 4, 6, 6, 7 4, 6, 6 or a 5, 6, 6 also. There are conflicting schools of thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY's stepchild View Post
    It could be a 4, 6, 6, 7 4, 6, 6 or a 5, 6, 6 also. There are conflicting schools of thought.
    Lol, sign me up for that.

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    Very surprising. According to some of the NE trolls, the Pats had the youngest team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetssjumets View Post
    Very surprising. According to some of the NE trolls, the Pats had the youngest team.
    Are they trying to argue their suck-ass defense which is young is the next generation of superstars? Lol

    The only reason the Pats are not the worst team in the NFL by far right now is Tom Brady. Without him that roster is a train wreck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detjetsfan View Post
    Are they trying to argue their suck-ass defense which is young is the next generation of superstars? Lol

    The only reason the Pats are not the worst team in the NFL by far right now is Tom Brady. Without him that roster is a train wreck.
    Yup. Many other JI posters, including myself, agree with you and have posted this numerous times. Only the NE trolls are in a state of denial. However, now that M. Lombardi is in NE, we can expect the Pats drafting to improve. LMAO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harrier View Post
    Lol, sign me up for that.
    Yeah I'd love a 4 for Landry which is possible especially since there were a low amount of high profile FAs moved last year. We could also possibly get a 5th for Greene, and/or Keller or nothing at all. If it's nothing then we get the extra 7ths instead for Bell and Slauson. So that's the discrepancy.
    Last edited by NY's stepchild; 02-16-2014 at 01:54 PM.

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    Rex and John were not only overhauling the roster and purging the overpaid, underperforming veterans, but he was also creating a youth movement at the same time. To me, this goes back to what Harrier posted. Idzik and Rex are trying to create long term sustainable success with the roster. If Seattle is any indication of Idzik's prowess as a GM, then we could be headed down the same path. Not a bad path to be headed down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY's stepchild View Post
    It could be a 4, 6, 6, 7 4, 6, 6 or a 5, 6, 6 also. There are conflicting schools of thought.
    You nailed it, but also forgot the possible 4,5,5 / 6,6,7 and 5,5,7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mainejet View Post
    Rex and John were not only overhauling the roster and purging the overpaid, underperforming veterans, but he was also creating a youth movement at the same time. To me, this goes back to what Harrier posted. Idzik and Rex are trying to create long term sustainable success with the roster. If Seattle is any indication of Idzik's prowess as a GM, then we could be headed down the same path. Not a bad path to be headed down.
    Yes it was no accident that we let our guys go, and didn't pick up most of ours until after the FA signing period ended. If only Keller didn't get hurt, and Greene had played more we would be golden. Still possibly could be though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetssjumets View Post
    Very surprising. According to some of the NE trolls, the Pats had the youngest team.
    Quote Originally Posted by detjetsfan View Post
    Are they trying to argue their suck-ass defense which is young is the next generation of superstars? Lol

    The only reason the Pats are not the worst team in the NFL by far right now is Tom Brady. Without him that roster is a train wreck.
    I thought I heard that the Pats were the 2nd youngest NFL team last year, but why does it matter exactly? Why can't you guys just be happy that you have a young, up and coming team?

    Not to worry though. There is a light faintly showing at the end of the tunnel. Tommy LomBrady can't play forever.

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