- Oct 2, 2020
It seems to me that 35 is the new 30 in modern football. Way too many players are doing very well around this age compared to a decade ago or so.
But back in the day, the tackles were really dangerous, putting one in a hospital bed real fast. Look at that asshole Vinnie Jones tackles. Now days, players are protected from that, and they play longer.That's because football has gone more athletic these days. Back in the day there was so much more elegance, pure talent and whatever, while now it's almost all about physical condition and speed.
Training programs are more advanced, there is more discipline and so on. So yeah, players tend to last more these days because of these reasons mentioned above.
He is being playing well from the beginning of last year, if you missed it. As for 3 rd. year contract, he most likely plays only 50 percent of the games, allowing Frattesi to shine.I wouldn't rush with giving him a new contract. He is playing really well lately and surely he deserves a one-year extension. But I'm afraid that he will get relaxed when he gets that one year.
Genetics also play a big part.Player longevity increased just as the longevity for humans in general increased. Refined training methods, resources etc. It is easier to stay fit and well oiled up to your 40s and beyond granted you take care of yourself and remain disciplined.