almost stayed on his feet too 👀
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 18, 2022
Good morning! Hope everyone had a good weekend.
The Browns debuted their new Brownie-emblazoned field yesterday. As you can see in the video clip above, it looked really, really good. Here’s hoping they stick with this for a long time.
Also, it’s a little hard to see in this screen shot, but the Browns have also put Brownie on their goalpost padding and modified the padding’s stripe pattern:
I love that!
In other news from a very uni-uneventful Sunday around the league:
- Obviously, there’s nothing new about a Packers/Bears game at Lambeau — happens every year. But hot damn, I never get tired of what a good-looking uni matchup it is:
Do your thing, @trevisgipson 😈
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) September 19, 2022
- With the Giants having their home opener yesterday, coach Brian Daboll wore an “FDNY” cap on the sidelines, apparently as a belated 9/11 gesture after the team was on the road last Sunday.
- Speaking of coaches with belated headwear logos, Raiders coach Josh McDaniels had a visor with the NFL centennial logo from 2019:
@UniWatch @sportslogosnet Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach Josh McDaniels is wearing an NFL 100th Anniversary visor on the sidelines today. He was not part of the Raiders during the 100th Anniversary and the Raiders were still in Oakland. pic.twitter.com/2t4sGAZatw
— Skippy8778 (@StiebFan37) September 18, 2022
- Several people mentioned that the Ravens’ jerseys appeared to be significantly lighter/brighter than usual, causing a significant chromatic mismatch between their jerseys and the graphics on their helmets:
- Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey wore yellow socks while the rest of the team wore blue. Not sure we’ve seen that before:
- Bucs quarterback Tom Brady took out his frustrations by throwing a sideline tablet (something of a signature move for him):
Tom Brady throws his tablet in frustration. pic.twitter.com/d6QTX8dRyV
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) September 18, 2022
- This isn’t new, but Lions running back D’Andre Swift (best name ever for a running back, right?) has “dead-eyed shush” thigh pads. Some photo research indicates that he’s been wearing them since midway through the 2020 season, but I don’t think I’ve been aware of it until now.
- Three teams wore white (or, in one case, dishwater) at home: the Rams, Jags, and, of course, the Cowboys.
And that’s all I’ve got. Quiet week!
(My thanks to Gabe Cornwall, Steve Lim, Mike Malnicof, and John Turney for their contributions to this section.)