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What is up with the trips down memory lane?

Games this week littered with guys like Rivers, Antonio Gates, Gore, Greg jennings, Fred Jackson, etc just kiling it

(Wayne and Gonzo ommitted because, frankly, they never went anywhere).

Anyone have a theory on how come all these old geriatric geezers are suddenly strong plays again?

 
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What is up with the trips down memory lane?

Games this week littered with guys like Rivers, Antonio Gates, Gore, Greg jennings, Fred Jackson, etc just kiling it

(Wayne and Gonzo ommitted because, frankly, they never went anywhere).

Anyone have a theory on how come all these old geriatric geezers are suddenly strong plays again?
Rivers: Has looked good all season, not just this week. He's getting the ball out of his hand quicker due to the new offense that emphasizes shorter passes instead of seven-step dropbacks and throwing the ball deep.


Gates: Has also looked good this season. he's healthy for the first time in years.

Gore: Did Gore go anywhere? He put up good numbers the last few years, and the Niners committed to the run this weekend.

Jennings: He no longer has ponder throwing the ball to him. Simple as that.

Fred Jackson: Reports of Jackson's demise have been greatly exaggerated. As much as the fantasy world wants to bury Jackson in favor of Spiller, Jackson has been and continues to be a very good NFL RB.

 
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You left out Reggie Bush.

At this point David Boston and Sean Alexander should come out of retirement.

 
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What is up with the trips down memory lane?

Games this week littered with guys like Rivers, Antonio Gates, Gore, Greg jennings, Fred Jackson, etc just kiling it

(Wayne and Gonzo ommitted because, frankly, they never went anywhere).

Anyone have a theory on how come all these old geriatric geezers are suddenly strong plays again?
I was trying to say all offseason that Norv killed the Chargers. So I'm not the least bit surprised that Rivers and Gates are looking good. Mathews would be tearing it up, too, if they'd let him play. But they are content using him solely to set up the play action. He's basically playing the Mark Ingram role - only obvious running downs.

 
Shutout said:
What is up with the trips down memory lane?

Games this week littered with guys like Rivers, Antonio Gates, Gore, Greg jennings, Fred Jackson, etc just kiling it

(Wayne and Gonzo ommitted because, frankly, they never went anywhere).

Anyone have a theory on how come all these old geriatric geezers are suddenly strong plays again?
In regard to RB's, because nearly everybody has bought into the "theory" that every RB is broken down at age 30 and incapable of scoring at a good clip. It is way past reasonable thought process at this point.

 
I'm not reading into Gonzo's big game all that much. He's a good tight end, but that was his biggest game in recent memory and is entirely unsustainable. When Julio and Roddy get healthy, and SJax comes back to bring a serious run threat, he will fall back into his usual spot on the Falcon's receiving hierarchy.

 
Jewell said:
Shutout said:
What is up with the trips down memory lane?

Games this week littered with guys like Rivers, Antonio Gates, Gore, Greg jennings, Fred Jackson, etc just kiling it

(Wayne and Gonzo ommitted because, frankly, they never went anywhere).

Anyone have a theory on how come all these old geriatric geezers are suddenly strong plays again?
Rivers: Has looked good all season, not just this week. He's getting the ball out of his hand quicker due to the new offense that emphasizes shorter passes instead of seven-step dropbacks and throwing the ball deep.


Gates: Has also looked good this season. he's healthy for the first time in years.

Gore: Did Gore go anywhere? He put up good numbers the last few years, and the Niners committed to the run this weekend.

Jennings: He no longer has ponder throwing the ball to him. Simple as that.

Fred Jackson: Reports of Jackson's demise have been greatly exaggerated. As much as the fantasy world wants to bury Jackson in favor of Spiller, Jackson has been and continues to be a very good NFL RB.
You're right, Gore hasn't really went anywhere either but on Thursday, coming off a short week, he really looked like 27 year old Frank Gore to me. Had a lot of pop in his game that I hadn't seen in a while.

I'm the scientist may be right: this may be a supernova case going on (stars burning hotter and brighter right at the end before they fizzle out). I guess I am most surprised by Gates. That guy looked cooked last year. I can't imagine he can sustain this all year but if he does, that is a heck of a value considering where he was drafted and what people were trading him for just 4 months ago.

 
DoubleG said:
You left out Reggie Bush.

At this point David Boston and Sean Alexander should come out of retirement.
David Boston will remain retired, but one of his biceps is on the Chargers' practice squad; the other still plays in the CFL as the 4th receiver for the Toronto Argonauts.

 

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