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: January 28, 2013, 12:20:39 AM


2012 Buccaneers were the third-youngest team in the NFL



By Sander Philipse on Jan 27, 2:30p






Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports



Once again, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one of the youngest teams in the NFL.



The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the youngest teams in the NFL. They've been among the youngest teams in the NFL forever -- in 2010, 2011 and 2012. The 2013 is likely to be much the same. Football Outsiders, at least, found a new way of measuring age: by weighting snap counts. It's interesting data, and you can find the full analysis here, but the results are incredibly predictable. The Bucs are ranked 30th on total team age, 22nd in age on offense and 30th in age on defense.
 
The Bucs may be young across the board, they're not as old on offense as they are on defense. This is probably caused by a few matters. First, the Bucs have brought in several free agents with significant playing time on offense. Vincent Jackson is the most obvious addition, but Carl Nicks and Jamon Meredith should be mentioned, as well as D.J. Ware. The defense also saw a little more turnover, with numerous suspensions and injuries in the secondary forcing the Bucs to give younger and less experienced players more playing time. There were no Danny Gorrers on offense this season.

Perhaps we'll see the consequence of the youth on defense this offseason. The Bucs have a lot of cap space -- enough to be extremely active in free agency. They're likely to use that cap space on defense. Specifically, on cornerbacks. That should see the average age on defense raised just a little. The question is: is that really a worthy goal? Youth is useful for a number of reasons. Players are more athletic at younger ages, they're cheaper when they're young, and the future outlook is better when your team is youthful. Still, experience has its uses too -- and youth alone hasn't brought the Bucs a single playoff appearance over the past four seasons.




http://www.bucsnation.com/2013/1/27/3912878/2012-buccaneers-were-the-third-youngest-team-in-the-nfl

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#1 : January 28, 2013, 12:28:52 AM

With the news of Sean Smith probably hitting the open market, we better get him in Tampa the night FA starts and not let him leave. Dominik and company like big CBs and he is massive.


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#2 : January 28, 2013, 09:44:37 AM

We need a guy to call Smitty. Every team needs a Smitty. I guess he's probably a talented guy too, so that's a plus.

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#3 : January 28, 2013, 08:27:39 PM

We've got a "Butch" too, so we'd be making progress on the cool name front if it wasn't for that damn Muscle Hamster.  I vote we hire Ryan as DC next year after he's fired.  His Rex can help us move past the hamster.

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#4 : January 28, 2013, 08:49:32 PM

Year five for Dominik.  Playoffs or fire him.  No reason in today's parity stricken NFL that we go five years w/o the playoffs after the blood letting and rebuild.  It shows how bad your GM sucks at drafting.  Anyone who complained about the last regime should start banging on their drums.

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#5 : January 28, 2013, 09:00:59 PM

No doubt.... its make or break for him.

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 I thought Lovie said he wanted quickness & speed, even at the QB position?

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#6 : January 28, 2013, 09:22:15 PM

The lack of playoffs is incredibly bad, and depressing.

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