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Possible Helmet rule change could allow Bills to bring back red helmets in 2021 for throwbacks

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12 hours ago, nucci said:

I'm older so I associate the reds with Kay Stephenson..

 

I know he replaced Knox in 83 but I remember him with 1984,1985 along with Hank Bullough. Many people associate the reds with the Kelly years and winning but they absolutely sucked during this time period. Back to back 2-14 seasons with crowds of 20,000 or so in the stands. A "good" crowd back then was 50,000 in a stadium that held 80,000.

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1 minute ago, Greg S said:

 

I know he replaced Knox in 83 but I remember him with 1984,1985 along with Hank Bullough. Many people associate the reds with the Kelly years and winning but they absolutely sucked during this time period. Back to back 2-14 seasons with crowds of 20,000 or so in the stands. A "good" crowd back then was 50,000 in a stadium that held 80,000.

50,000 was opening day back then. I remember the 19-20K crowds late in the season

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6 minutes ago, nucci said:

50,000 was opening day back then. I remember the 19-20K crowds late in the season

 

The only game I truly remember during those terrible years was the huge upset over Dallas in 84. I believe the Bills were 0-11 at the time and Bell had an 80 yard TD run on the first play from scrimmage that led to a 14-3 win. I think the crowd that day was 75,000 but mostly Cowboy fans. With the exception of this one game there was nothing to cheer for in 84,85. Of course we did get Bruce with the 1st pick in the 85 draft but from a gameday standpoint the Cowboys game was the only good memory during this time.

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1974 was the best year for Buffalo Bills uni’s.

 

They went to the charging buffalo but still had the old school jersey and pants. In 75 they went to the two striped uniform top.

 

Bring back the 74 look.

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I always heard that they went to the red helmets so Ferguson could spot his receivers.  That's what my father said, so I take it with a grain of salt.

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16 hours ago, msw2112 said:

I was not a fan of the red helmets at the time, but I got used to them after a while.  I believe the whites ones they wear today look better, but wearing the reds as a throwback to the most successful years in the history of the franchise might be a cool look.  I'm not into uniforms that much and I think the Bills are fine, but I did really hate the Sabres' goat head and banana slug uniforms and believe that they look way better in royal blue vs. navy blue - the Bills too.

Whippersnapper! The most successful years were ‘63-‘66 which included 3 title game and TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS!

 

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18 hours ago, MJS said:

I think they have to inspect every helmet for safety, so maybe changing the rule requires additional helmets to be inspected. But as far as I'm concerned, players and teams should be able to have as many helmets certified for use as they want, as far as safety is concerned. I can see there being aesthetic restrictions, though. Some college teams have so many helmet configurations it's absurd. NFL wants to maintain their brand and image so have strict uniform policies.

 

e,g, Oregon

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4 hours ago, DCBongo said:

I always heard that they went to the red helmets so Ferguson could spot his receivers.  That's what my father said, so I take it with a grain of salt.

it's true....other teams in the division had white helmets....Kay

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22 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

 

Love Tampa's old creamsicle unis.

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Better than a throwback, maybe this would allow for a completely different logo for an alternate....kinda like college football does.

 

It would be a good revenue stream as well.

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On 3/25/2020 at 12:59 PM, T master said:

Please just don't put the red helmets with the red uni's 😎 !!


Total Color Rush!

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On 3/25/2020 at 12:16 PM, MJS said:

I think they have to inspect every helmet for safety, so maybe changing the rule requires additional helmets to be inspected. But as far as I'm concerned, players and teams should be able to have as many helmets certified for use as they want, as far as safety is concerned. I can see there being aesthetic restrictions, though. Some college teams have so many helmet configurations it's absurd. NFL wants to maintain their brand and image so have strict uniform policies.


I read a Sports  Illustrated article a few months ago about helmets where they said the industry was taken over by marketing, with companies all claiming theirs was the best.  Testing by consultants to SI were skeptical that helmets are as safe as they could be or any safer than in the past.

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I thought at first that this didnt even make sense because the rams have used different helmets but it was really just different decals they used the color was the same. So thats why a lot of teams havent worn their true throwbacks in years

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On 3/25/2020 at 5:12 PM, Rubes said:

I loved the red helmets, almost as much as the red end zones. I do really like the white helmets now as well, but it would be great to see the red ones back for a game or two.

 

Just say no, however, to the red helmet with the white standing buffalo. That was an abomination.

 

That was in the 75th Anniversary year right? I was 6, so I dont remember any of it. Why did they do it that way, why not just an actual throwback uniform?

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Prefer the white helmets big time, but sure the red ones would be fun to whip out for a game this season. I'll take red helmets over the red unis any day.

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9 hours ago, letsgoteam said:

 

That was in the 75th Anniversary year right? I was 6, so I dont remember any of it. Why did they do it that way, why not just an actual throwback uniform?


I don’t know the actual reason, but I believe it’s because the Bills still wore red helmets at that time, and didn’t want to switch back to white since it might be too much of a change for the offensive players. So they used the standing buffalo design, but switched the colors around. Hideous.

 

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On 3/25/2020 at 3:59 PM, T master said:

Please just don't put the red helmets with the red uni's 😎 !!

I refer to the red uniforms as 'pajamas'.

On 3/26/2020 at 8:13 AM, Binghamton Beast said:

1974 was the best year for Buffalo Bills uni’s.

 

They went to the charging buffalo but still had the old school jersey and pants. In 75 they went to the two striped uniform top.

 

Bring back the 74 look.

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What does OJ have in his hands???

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6 minutes ago, BUFFALOBART said:

I refer to the red uniforms as 'pajamas'.

What does OJ have in his hands???

 

Goldman's sunglasses? 

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Just now, Binghamton Beast said:

 

Goldman's sunglasses? 

Ginsu.

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On 3/25/2020 at 3:16 PM, MJS said:

I think they have to inspect every helmet for safety, so maybe changing the rule requires additional helmets to be inspected. But as far as I'm concerned, players and teams should be able to have as many helmets certified for use as they want, as far as safety is concerned. I can see there being aesthetic restrictions, though. Some college teams have so many helmet configurations it's absurd. NFL wants to maintain their brand and image so have strict uniform policies.

 

Which is crazy to me because more uniforms means more money for the NFL. 

 

And as we all know the NFL is a money hungry league.

 

 

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10 hours ago, Buffalo Barbarian said:

Lets go whole uniform , Navy days baby!!!

 

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This uniform should be locked in a box, buried, and the key should be thrown away. Red, navy, white, silver and Black should never be combined. Look at how they ruined that beautiful helmet with a black stripe down the middle. HORRIFIC! I’m mad just looking at these. 

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