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Analyzing the Age of the Panthers Projected Offensive Line

A few disclaimers before I begin. I'm a long time reader, first time FanPost poster, so go easy on me :p Also, I grabbed the roster information from panthers.com, so if any of the information is wrong let me know.

I read an interesting article on espn.com by John Clayton this morning about how old is too old for an offensive line? He uses what he calls "The Theory of 150" as a good rule of thumb by which to judge offensive lines. Basically you add up the ages of your five starting lineman an if they are over 150 years, you may be in for a rough season. He's got some good recent examples to back up his claims and it a fairly quick read, so I suggest swinging by his article if you have the time.

After reading the article I thought it would be interesting to do an age analysis on our own line to see where we stood in relation to "The Theory of 150". My numbers after the jump.

# Name Pos. Age

61 Silatolu, Amini G 23

77 Bell, Byron T 23

71 Blackwell, Will G 23

75 Ziemba, Lee T 23

64 Williams, Zack OL 23

73 Campbell, Bruce T 24

60 Browning, Bryant G 24

65 Williams, Garry T 25

79 Otah, Jeff T 26

70 Reynolds, Matt T 26

66 Allen, Roger G 26

62 Byers, Jeff C 26

74 Pollak, Mike G 27

67 Kalil, Ryan C 27

63 Hangartner, Geoff G 30

69 Gross, Jordan T 31

Avg. 25.44

We currently have 16 lineman on the roster with an average age of 25.44. Not to bad imo. Lets see how that looks after my version of roster cuts.

# Name Pos. Age

61 Silatolu, Amini G 23

77 Bell, Byron T 23

64 Williams, Zack OL 23

73 Campbell, Bruce T 24

65 Williams, Garry T 25

74 Pollak, Mike G 27

67 Kalil, Ryan C 27

63 Hangartner, Geoff G 30

69 Gross, Jordan T 31

Avg. 25.89

As I'm sure you've noticed, I'm assuming that Otah is going to be cut. I'm sure there are a few changes some of you would make, but this should give a general idea. At 25.89 we are still in good shape. Next, to the starting five.

# Name Pos. Age

61 Silatolu, Amini G 23

77 Bell, Byron T 23

67 Kalil, Ryan C 27

63 Hangartner, Geoff G 30

69 Gross, Jordan T 31

Avg. 26.80

Judging from this starting lineup, we appear to have a good mix of experience and youth. Adding up the ages to apply "The Theory of 150" we are sitting at 134, just about where you would want to be imo. Please feel free to leave your comments below. Also, I apologize for the formatting not being very great. If you have any suggestion about how I could make this easier to read let me know.

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