I have seen various posts that we are a young team, we are having growing pains, it is to be expected. But I did some research and found something interesting, as of week 2 of this season Green Bay was the youngest team (ave. age 26.06 years) and the Rams were the oldest team (ave. age 28.2 years), I don't have the Broncos average age, but obviously it is somewhere in between. But look at the difference, 2 years, that right, the difference between the oldest and youngest team is two years. What does this tell us, first that pretty much every team has about the same age group mix, second that age is really not a factor in wins and losses as the second youngest team was the Colts (26.18 years), Pats were the fith oldest team. I have heard the five year plan, well a lot of teams are on five year plans:
Chiefs, 49ers, Lions, Browns, Benegals, etc..to name a few.
Guess what, five year plans get you one thing, another five year plan. I refuse to believe youth can be used as a valid excuse for losing. Colts are young, they are winners, Rams are old, they are losers. What is the difference, talent and scheme. We need to get over this notion of youth is a legitimate excuse for failure, we aren't that much younger or older than any other team in the league. As numerouos people have pointed out, it comes down to a lack of talent and playcalling. If you look at the opening day defensive roster, it was peppered with seasoned vets, not one rookie starter, and only one second year starter, so was it "youth" or lack of talent and poor game plans.
Some would point to the youth on offense, but amazingly enough, when the "vetern" defense could hold an opponent to 23 or less, we generally win.
Anyways, I am almost through venting, but I wanted people to see that in todays NFL, pretty much every team is young, that is the way the system has devised it.