Here are some shots of the new throw-back uniforms for the Washington Redskins.
I have to admit, that some of the comments on various blogs and Facebook are fairly accurate making us look like the 49ers or Florida or some other College-rate team. But I really don’t mind the uniforms all that much.
But, what I have an issue with is,the Helmet.
I understand it is meant to be a nostalgic “leather” look and conceptually this is fine with me. I can even understand that it is somewhat like the original Boston Braves style before they became the Washington Redskins.
And I’m OK with this too.
However, with all the recent lawsuits regarding concussions by former players, is selecting a skimpy leather style helmet the best idea for a particularly image conscious NFL? In fact, it was just announced today that Hall of Fame and former Washington Redskins WR Art Monk is leading yet another concussion lawsuit against the NFL. Is symbolizing the glory Snot Bubble Football days of old with a faux leather helmet the best PR move they could think of?
It seems that the NFL, as much as they want to portray themselves as a new modern and professionally caring and loving sport (Look up CYA in the legal dictionary and this is what you will find), really does not want to get away from or let go of their past.
Now if only they could institute one game of nostalgic uniforms AND rules, then they might have a really good idea and complete package that everybody would want to see!