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Notes: The Detroit Lions’ uniforms aren’t good

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They truly aren’t please go back to the old design.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Lions decided to undergo a makeover in 2017, as they removed the color black from their color palette, replaced it with gray, and introduced a new set of uniforms.

Detroit’s new look was... interesting, to say the least.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
NFL: Detroit Lions at Buffalo Bills Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
NFL: Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

While the white away uniforms do look nice, the blue home uniforms and gray color rush jerseys feel like an eye-sore. And those who often watch Detroit on all-22 film will feel my frustration having to watch a team whose jersey numbers are really hard to tell apart from afar.

Football Outsiders went over the NFC North on Wednesday, as a part of their NFL Runway series, and reviewed the uniform combinations of all four NFC North teams. Dave Bernreuther seems to share my thoughts on Detroit’s uniform design, saying:

Honolulu Blue, grey, and white ought to be easy enough to pull off, but those pants with the light helmet is just BAD. As is the logo, the number font, the striping, and especially the all-greys.

Vinny Verhei seems to be a fan of Detroit’s new look, saying:

I‘m so intrigued that anyone could have anything bad to say about Detroit’s current uniforms

  • Lions team reporter Tori Petry met up with team Football Performance Expert Harold Nash to show fans the types of training that players go through on her Twitter account Wednesday:

  • Petry and wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. took a field trip to a Detroit City FC game earlier this week, and Petry had a fun recap of it on her Twitter account Wednesday: