Titans considered a metallic silver helmet

AP

The Titans — or more accurately the NFL and Nike — have been working on new uniforms since 2014.

And while the most dramatic change in the for-sale-at-a-retailer-near-you clothes is the new navy helmet, it was nearly something even flashier.

According to Jason Wolf of the Tennesseean, one of the options presented to the Titans included silver mirrored helmet with red flames shooting from their logo.

While that might have matched the sunglasses of the local cops, they ultimately went with a navy blue with a silver sword-like stripe down the middle. Either way, the white helmet was one of the first things to go in the design process.

“We felt like there was something about the white helmet that didn’t quite make the new uniform design as tough and as clean and as stark as we thought it needed to be,” NFL creative director Shandon Melvin said. “And so we thought, well, let’s experiment with that and see what we could come up with.”

While there are some differences, the change was more subtle than the overhaul some teams have tried. That direction came from owner Amy Strunk Adams, who wanted to maintain the Columbia blue (aka light blue) highlights as a nod to the team’s heritage as the Houston Oilers.

By league rule, they have to stick with this uniform for at least five years, before the can tweak it again and sell new stuff to their fans.

9 responses to “Titans considered a metallic silver helmet

  1. I liked the old Titan uniforms – I thought they were classy and paid homage to their Oilers history. The little bit of red in them was nice.

    These new ones are REALLY bland, and too many NFL teams have blue helmets. I’m not a traditionalist when it comes to uniforms. I like how some college teams like Oregon shake up their look on a regular basis.

    The NFL takes itself far too seriously with the “tradition” of things like uniforms, but then changes the rules of the game on a constant basis.

    Why not let teams have a different third (or fourth?) jersey every year? Other sports do this and it does nothing to diminish the integrity of the sport.

  2. As far as Jersey sales, nit everyone wants to jump on the new. I still have my old Jerseys from when my tean changed uniforms over 20 years ago and like wearing them to events once in a while.

  3. The fact they did’nt put the sword on the helemst and keep the Tenn stars as the secondary logo on the uniform, indicates to me they did’nt really try and make a upgrade. It’s still a boring uniform and helmet.

  4. I initially liked the idea of a silver/grey/chrome helmet…but with all the recent personnel additions (Vrabel, Dion Lewis, Malcom Butler, Logan Ryan) it would make the team even more like the Patriots.

  5. They could have affected all the same changes by sending their previous uniforms to a drunk seamstress for repair and saved a lot of time, effort, and expense.

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