- Mike Sando, NFL Insider
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And you thought the NFL uniform launch was a one-day story. Hey, so did I, but plans change.
Lukas mocks the drama associated with what were mostly minor changes, but he also acknowledges intense interest in the Nike launch -- interest that has pumped up his count of Twitter followers from 12,500 past 40,000 in a few days.
And some of his comments regarding NFC West uniforms carry strong language.
Lukas' quick takes on NFC West changes:
Cardinals: "Black outlining that used to completely encircle collar now just wraps around part of collar, which is addition by subtraction. ... Has to annoy Nike that they're manufacturing this Reebok-template design."
49ers: "Press notes say, 'Sleeve stripes are now horizontal to the field of play.' Maybe so, but they're still a disaster. ... Gold pants are now more of a matte mustard."
Rams: "New two-tone collar ruins an otherwise fine jersey. … According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, no more gold pants. If so, that's a tragedy -- the Rams' white jersey with gold pants was one of the best looks in the league."
Seahawks: "Complete overhaul. Too much to deal with here. I'll provide a full assessment of it in a few days."
The 49ers' sleeve stripes have never struck me as disastrous or even noteworthy, but I'm not a uniform expert, either. I'll have to follow up with Paul at some point in the future.
Jamison Hensley's piece on AFC North uniform changes alerted me to Paul Lukas' detailed look at subtle team-by-team changes.And you thought the NFL uniform launch was a one-day story.