Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by yoyo49:
I don't know but I think the new sleave strip was designed with how it would look while wearing shoulder pads. I'm pretty sure those sleeve stripes will look more parellel and even with shoulderpads on.
I don't mind it when the players wear it, since they will tuck it into their pads.
But I'm going to buy the new jersey and as a fan jersey.....I think the half finished stripe lines look
Except you have to remember that they weren't made for, they were made for the players, they just sell them to you. If the NFL & teams didn't think they could make money selling authentic and replica uniforms, they wouldn't. Also, the players had an input on the design of these, I wouldn't be surprised if the stripes were their idea.
After looking at the back to the Willis away uniform, I do think the half stripes were done for this reason.
Notice the top stripe goes all the way around, its only the bottom two that are full. When tucked under the shoulder pads, the top stripe will be seen.
[ Edited by linkboy on Apr 25, 2009 at 8:50 AM ]