Atlanta Falcons need to ditch their black on black uniforms
It’s time for the Atlanta Falcons to put the black on black uniforms on the shelf.
The Atlanta Falcons rolled out their new uniforms earlier this year in an attempt to set a new tone and represent Atlanta. These unis were supposed to change the game for the Falcons, instead, they’ve proceeded to do nothing but embarrass us.
The Atlanta Falcons had the gall to send Stephen A. a black jersey before their game against the Cowboys. It had the number 20 on it, which little did we know was foreshadowing the size of the lead they were going to blow a few days later.
After that game, Stephen A. admitted he threw in the garbage, which is probably what a few other fans did.
Will the third time be the charm for the Atlanta Falcons?
The Falcons decided to start the season wearing all black in their first two games and will do so again this Sunday.
Let’s look through a few stats they’ve put up in these new, crisp uniforms. They’re giving up 39 points a game, 372 passing yards per game, have had zero interceptions, and are allowing nearly 500 yards of offense per game.
Yes, they’ve only played twice but those numbers are abysmal. That’s not winning football. Meanwhile, over the first two weeks, the shiny weapon that is Todd Gurley has rushed for just 117 yards. The Falcons aren’t just playing bad, it’s been downright awful.
Don’t get me wrong, there are a few bright spots – Matt Ryan and Calvin Ridley.
Julio Jones doesn’t make this list due to his inexplicable drop for what should have been a sure touchdown on a nice pass from Russell Gage. Dan Quinn sure as hell doesn’t make this list, even though he’s not in uniform, his black shirt on the sideline is just as bad as the black uniforms.
When the Atlanta Falcons announced this new look, Blogging Dirty told you rebranding the team needed to go beyond the uniforms. Arthur Blank said then, they listened to the fans and gave us what we wanted. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth with the way they have played to start the year.
If the Falcons fall to 0-3 after Sunday’s game against the Bears, there is no look they can roll out that will make fans happy or excited to keep watching.