The Washington Redskins hate the idea of Color Rush uniforms and they hate it so much, they refuse to wear their Mustard Yellow color rush uniforms during tonight’s Thursday Night Football Game against the Dallas Cowboys.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Redskins president Bruce Allen has been pushing back against the NFL’s color rush jerseys for the past year.
Team president Bruce Allen has long been against the Color Rush jerseys, even going so far as to propose banning them at a league meeting earlier this year (the other owners weren’t on board). His reason? The uniforms are “garish.”
So far the Redskins have avoided wearing their alternate uniforms, which are a yellow color. Last year they played the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, which isn’t a Color Rush game. The year before, Color Rush was restricted to NFL Network Thursday games – the Redskins were on CBS.
The team eventually chose to wear the all burgundy jerseys on Thursday night instead of the mustard yellow:
Almost time for #WASvsDAL.
— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) December 1, 2017
According to the Washington Post:
At least one player has publicly advocated for the all-burgundy look, with cornerback Bashaud Breeland telling The Post’s Master Tesfatsion that’s his preference, not least because of the Young Thug lyric that mentions “wearing all burgundy like the Redskins.” The team has played that track — “200” — at the start of practice, and Breeland has often uttered the lyric in the locker room.
“That would be dope. That would put us on edge, put us on go,” he said. “You feel good, look good, you play good. … We’ve been trying to bring that all-burgundy back for a minute now, you know what I mean? I’d love if they let us decide to play in ’em.”
Former safety Duke Ihenacho also lobbied for burgundy-on-burgundy last year, a look the Redskins used during the Jim Zorn era, thanks to lobbying from players like Santana Moss, Carlos Rogers, Fred Smoot, Clinton Portis and Mike Sellers.
We’ve all seen bad color rush uniforms, but are the Redskins’ ones really that bad?