Old Offense

July 7th, 2021

Here’s something Joe didn’t know.

It seems of the skill position groups on the Bucs offense, wide receivers are the only one that won’t soon have to worry about getting a shot for the shingles or becoming eligible for AARP.

Ben Elsner at the 33rdTeam did a study on which teams’ offenses are the oldest in the NFL and the youngest.

In three of the five categories, the Bucs have the oldest position groups. They would be quarterback, tight end and running back.

Per Elsner, the average age of a team’s quarterback room is 27.34 years. With soon-to-be 44-year old quarterback Tom Brady and veteran backups Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin, the average age of Bucs quarterbacks is 32.75, even with rookie Kyle Trask on board.

Tight ends did not surprise Joe as the top two are now 30 or older: foot-rubbing, car-littering Rob Gronkowski and Cam Brate. The average age of the tight end position group in the NFL is 26.05. Bucs tight ends average 28.83, oldest in the league.

Running backs surprised Joe. The average age of a team’s running back position group in the NFL is 26.05. The Bucs average 26.50 and they are the fourth-oldest. The old guy there, of course, is 29-year-old Giovani Bernard.

So are the Bucs in win-now mode? They ought to be given how old the offense is.

6 Responses to “Old Offense”

  1. August 1976 Buc Says:

    LOL LOL These Old Bucs are about to put another Azz whoopin on the NFL rugrats in (2021 and Jan-Feb 2022)
    And it starts with the Dallas Cowpokes, welcome to the woodshed little D, now take your beating like a man. lol

    GO BUCS!!!!

  2. Bird Says:

    Lets go get em grandpas. 😂

    Old. These guys are still young enough to dominate their competition

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    How old it makes me feel to hear that a 29 year old….is old. But such is the case with sports….the flip side, i guess, is that means we have more experience.

  4. gotbbucs Says:

    Well, being “Youngry” in the Raheem Morris days didn’t work out so well. Let’s try old and wise. Worked like a charm last year.
    Really though, I think this team has a nice balance of age and experience to go along with some young super stars that still probably need a boot in the a$$ on occasion.
    It also helps to have one of the greatest leaders a football team has ever seen on the roster at the most important position.

  5. Craig Says:

    The desire will be there, the scheme will be there, but it takes a lot of luck to get to the Stupor Bowl.

    If the dice roll the right way on such things as injuries and peaking games, they will repeat.

  6. gotbbucs Says:

    I would believe your logic, only Tom Brady is then either the luckiest SOB in the history of the NFL, or he just knows how to lead his club to victory.

    Brady blows any of the “dice roll” and “lucky bounce” nonsense out of the water.