24. New York Giants
Aug 16, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) hands the ball off against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Next on the not-bad-but-still-incredibly-boring list is the New York Giants.
The blue is a nice color that looks great on TV, but the gray pants are “meh” at best and I’ve never been a particular fan of the “ny” helmet logo (I know it dates back to the 60’s). A return to the Lawrence Taylor-era GIANTS helmet would be a change I’d endorse.
Good news: it doesn’t appear that the old red alternate jerseys are making a comeback any time soon.
23. Philadelphia Eagles
Aug 15, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez (3) throws a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
The eagle wing on the helmet has always been very “E-a-g-l-e-s”, but the whole uniform hasn’t been as cool since they abandoned the kelly green scheme for today’s darker green version. The ‘newer’ version (which is more than 15 years old) appears more corporate and bland, but apparently a return to the older-style is being talked about internally.
Something new would be nice because the current version has begun to feel stale.
22. Atlanta Falcons
Aug 23, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) attempts a pass in their game against the Tennessee Titans at the Georgia Dome. The Titans won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Atlanta has made positive strides with their falcon logo over the years, but I’d like to see the home jersey color revert back to primarily black.
There’s nothing really wrong with the current version of the uniform, but neither does it stand out particularly either.
21. New England Patriots
Aug 15, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) on the field against the Philadelphia Eagles in the first quarter during the preseason game at Gillette Stadium. The New England Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 42-35. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
The New England Patriots have enjoyed wild success since the major uniform redesign of 1993 (hard to believe it’s been 21 years). It’s been tweaked and improved since then — and there’s certainly nothing bad going on here — but we’ve seen this look so much that there’s not much to say.
It’s blue and white with some silver and red.