With the rash of veteran cuts and free agents that didn't work out,
this edition of the Patriots is the youngest Bill Belichick has ever
fielded. According to the Globe's Greg Bedard the 2012 avg age is
25 and 274 days. Next closest is the 2010 which was 26 and 280
days. Thats a whole year difference! The average age is 25.8 years
versus the league average of 27.2. Even more shocking is the Defense
which averages just 25.0 years of age. Wilfork and White are the only
players over 30!
One of the national pundits declared the Patriots had the most
impact players under the age of 25. People don't realize how young Gronk
and Hernandez are (23)! Their signings were a brilliant move by the
the past, it was siad the Patriots had a good clubhouse with veteran players
that took the younger players under their wings and taught them how to be
professionals. Who are they now? Gronk? McCourty?
I also think last years raid on Patriots waivers and cuts with 11
players signed after cutdown day had a big impact on their decisions this
year. Veterans were released with a thought they would not get picked up. So far just two safeties (Brown
and Ihedigbo) were scoffed up.
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