Red or black? What’s your preferred Atlanta Falcons helmet?

In 1966, the Atlanta Falcons debuted with their bright red helmets and the familiar logo that was the first thing that taught me I would never be an artist. I spent hours trying to draw the Falcons logo, and it always came out looking like a rather abstract duck.

But that’s a different story for a different day. In 1990, the Falcons switched to the black helmet and, save for a few retro games, the black helmet has been the standard ever since.

I grew up in the 70s and 80s as a diehard Falcons fan, so the red was all I knew as a kid. When they switched to black, I had a hard time adjusting, but decided it might bring a certain toughness and swagger to a team that could use it.

What say you? Do you like the current black? Or should we go back to  Grits Blitz red?

What color should the Atlanta Falcons helmet be?

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  • trinity

    Definitely the red! It holds the attention more than boring black.

  • Curtis Parson

    Wow thats an easy one .Definitely i’d say the black better …because the reason why the Falcons got away from the RED was because They wanted to reface the franchise from the 40 years of lousy losing seasons redefine history wih a new look as well as a new image.


    Change the red logo(sigh) to same as black and do a home/away swap.

  • tazer15

    Black but its nice to switch up once in awhile Red looks good.Nothing is more menacing sleak and pretty as Black.