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Whats up with the Logan's Run view towards 30?


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Why do so many people on here act like a player is done when they hit 30? Roddy white will still be great in 3 years. Tyson Clabo has at least 5 good seasons left. man I hope we can re-sign Clabo

If you watch the NFL long enough, you will notice players physically start to go downhill around 30. This is just a fact of life, football is a game based of physical abilities. Its not a given for every player at every positions but it happens. Offensive lineman defensive tackles and Quarterbacks can be very good past 30. Running backs seem to wear down the fastest which is understandable given the hits they take on almost every play.

Look up Torry Holt, he had two 1100 yard seasons after 30, which is good, but he was north of 1300 yards a season for the previous 6 seasons. Marshall Faulk fell off at 30. He had a good season at 800 yards rushing, but his days of rushing for 1300+ were over.

There are great players and exceptions to every rule. Brett Favre, Terrell Owens, Marvin Harrison, Jerry Rice, and Bruce Smith continued to produce well after 30. You just can never tell. Teams know that guys at certain positions have seen their best days once they hit 30. I understand not wanting to give a guy at that age a 5 or 6 year deal if he is not playing the right position.

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If you watch the NFL long enough, you will notice players physically start to go downhill around 30. This is just a fact of life, football is a game based of physical abilities. Its not a given for every player at every positions but it happens. Offensive lineman defensive tackles and Quarterbacks can be very good past 30. Running backs seem to wear down the fastest which is understandable given the hits they take on almost every play.

Look up Torry Holt, he had two 1100 yard seasons after 30, which is good, but he was north of 1300 yards a season for the previous 6 seasons. Marshall Faulk fell off at 30. He had a good season at 800 yards rushing, but his days of rushing for 1300+ were over.

There are great players and exceptions to every rule. Brett Favre, Terrell Owens, Marvin Harrison, Jerry Rice, and Bruce Smith continued to produce well after 30. You just can never tell. Teams know that guys at certain positions have seen their best days once they hit 30. I understand not wanting to give a guy at that age a 5 or 6 year deal if he is not playing the right position.

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Why do so many people on here act like a player is done when they hit 30? Roddy white will still be great in 3 years. Tyson Clabo has at least 5 good seasons left. man I hope we can re-sign Clabo

It is the nature of the human body, but it all depends on the player position. Running backs rarely flourish after 30. Receivers tend to lose a bit of burst, but the smart ones sharpen their technique. DBs that are crafty can survive a little longer. Line backers too can cover a lost half-step with awareness. Lineman start to break down as injuries build up. QB's usually their peak in their 30's.

Although player preparation is a science now, Father Time catches up to all of us and eventually robs us of our athletic ability and the recovery time to heal. Highly competitive athletes do not want to accept it, but football is a young man's game.

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It is the nature of the human body, but it all depends on the player position. Running backs rarely flourish after 30. Receivers tend to lose a bit of burst, but the smart ones sharpen their technique. DBs that are crafty can survive a little longer. Line backers too can cover a lost half-step with awareness. Lineman start to break down as injuries build up. QB's usually their peak in their 30's.

Although player preparation is a science now, father time catches up to all of us and eventually robs us of our athletic ability and the recovery time to heal. Highly competitive athletes do not want to accept it, but football is a young man's game.

Which is why we should probably consider using a mid round selection on a running next season and see if, between that rookie, Snelling, and anyone else, we have a quality replacement for Turner by 2012.

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Which is why we should probably consider using a mid round selection on a running next season, see if between that rookie, Snelling, and anyone else, we have a quality replacement for Turner by 2012.

Agreed! Even a runnning back with low mileage will start to break down at 30.

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