Eric Dickerson isn’t a fan of the Rams’ new uniforms

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The Hall of Fame running back who helped get a Rams coach fired in late 2016 has something to say about his former team’s new look. And Eric Dickerson doesn’t like it.

Appearing on AM570, via CBSSports.com, Dickerson apparently tried to be diplomatic. It didn’t last long.

“I’ll say this, the colors are not bad,” Dickerson said at first. “If you wanna change the colors, make them look brighter. The uniform’s not bad.”

He then loosened up a bit, and the criticism became increasingly sharp.

“I just don’t like the stripe around the sleeve. It’s not big enough,” Dickerson said. “It almost looks like a lightning bolt, like the Chargers’ uniform. I don’t like the stripe down the pants. I wish it was bigger.

“And the horn, man, it’s horrible. I just feel like they really took away from the Rams’ uniform. And it looks almost like the Chargers’ logo. It looks like two bananas. . . . This is football. This ain’t nothing to do with surfing. This ain’t nothing to do with waves. This is football. This is a man’s sport. And to me, it just looks soft. It don’t look like football. It don’t look hard.”

With more than 20,000 votes cast in our Twitter poll, more than 73 percent of those who responded don’t like the uniform. Before saying that Twitter hates everything, keep in mind that Twitter polls regarding new uniforms introduced by teams like the Buccaneers and the Chargers won approval via social media.

It’s presumably too late to change the uniforms, not that the Rams would promptly flush whatever money was spent on developing the new look. Instead, the franchise will hope that victories will make the uniforms look better.

That said, losses will make them look worse.

22 responses to “Eric Dickerson isn’t a fan of the Rams’ new uniforms

  1. I didnt think they were bad at all. Crisp clean colors. Kind of sharp actually. Eric is just stuck in his heyday yet…thats all.

  2. I didn’t think much of the new helmet decal either until I saw it on a helmet.

    The way the horn is bifurcated actually looks like you’re looking at a ram and seeing the other horn on the other side of the animal’s head. In some ways it’s actually more realistic.

    Just sayin’.

  3. Who is? LA is said to be a fashion hub… apparently that doesn’t translate to Football.

  4. Denver’s new unis were horrendous back in the late 90s, but somehow, they grew on you. Still hope lol.

  5. What is the point of the Rams paying Dickerson as an employee when all he ever does is talk bad about the Rams?

  6. If fans keep saying they look terrible, eventually management will figure out that this was a New Coke decision.

  7. Eric Dickerson is the Rams version of Jim Brown. Retired long ago but constantly has his nose in the team’s business and more often than not it’s in a critical manner. Sad actually.

  8. I’m voting with Eric. Rams had one of the best uniforms in the history of the league until a day ago.

  9. No one is. The only winner in this sad situation is whatever incompetent design agency was paid a fat check for this garbage.

  10. Eric is entitled to his opinion…millions of NFL fans are entitled to theirs. The redesign isn’t bad..its just tweaked to bring the Rams into a new era and a younger fan base. Progress.

  11. It is what it is. Get over it. There were Ford executives who questioned the Edsel. They were heard as much as Dickerson will be.

  12. The number fade Is awful. Like the colors, don’t mind the helmet but the number font and fade look like Tommy Bahama designed them.

  13. I like the blue ones, particularly with the gold pants. Helmets are great. The white ones not so much. Maybe a blue stripe instead of yellow on the white unis? I agree with Dickerson the stripe needs to be wider, but on the white unis.

  14. When Dumoff and company look at the XFL uniforms and Korenke interjects the graphic design
    division from Walmart. Thats the result. Can we all say UGLY.

  15. . . This is football. This ain’t nothing to do with surfing. This ain’t nothing to do with waves. This is football. This is a man’s sport.

    I guess Eric hasn’t watched Laird Hamilton surf a 50 foot wave of the North Shore of Maui or Carlos Burhle take a 100 ft high wave at Nazare.

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