NFL’s idea to have “Color Rush” uniforms that consist of a single solid color for both teams is…well it’s got people talking. One of the more infamous Color Rush moments last season was when the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills played in all green and all red uniforms along with white helmets.
Because of this, people who were colorblind could not tell the two teams apart. The most common form of color blindness occurs when someone cannot tell the difference between red and green so what they saw was 22 players wearing gray with white helmets and couldn’t tell them apart at all. If you are colorblind and look at the pic above, you know what I mean. The Jets and Bills will play in another Color Rush game this season and according to Pro Football Talk, the NFL may have a solution to this problem.
Multiple teams have reported that the NFL will have Thursday night games designated as Color Rush games. Even for a team like the Pittsburgh Steelers, who personify tradition more than almost any other NFL team isn’t excluded in the craze. Art Rooney has already been preparing what the Steelers will be wearing for their Color Rush uniform and it’s as traditional as they can get amid the circumstances. In the Pro Football Talk piece,
“[W]e decided our color option was going to be black, and the default option is going to be white,” Rooney said. “When you’re the road team, the home team gets to decide what it’s wearing. If for some reason the Colts would decide to wear white, we would wear black. We just felt black was more of our predominant color [than gold].”
That would make it seem as if one of the teams will wear white in every game while the other team wears a soled team color. This makes sense since every team has a primarily white jersey, that they wear for away games (except for teams like the Cowboys, who wear white at home games). That would answer the color blind dilemma although it would be interesting to see what the white Color Rush jerseys look like. Will a white Color Rush jersey look much different than a regular white jersey?
That and it’ll also be ironic if the Colts wear white and the Steelers wear black on Thanksgiving night. To think, at a time where people want the sharpest TV picture, sharpest colors and even 4K, we may see an NFL game where two teams wear solid black and solid white.