The Lions — who, in case you haven’t been paying attention, are now 6-2 — debuted their new alternate helmet last night. Unfortunately, they’re only allowed to wear it with their mono-grey uniform, which is the worst uni in the league, so that’s not the best context in which to assess the new lid.
With that caveat in mind, here’s what I thought:
- I like the logo. However…
- The combination of the alternate shell color and the alternate logo was a lot to process all at once. It just didn’t feel very Lions-y. Maybe putting the primary logo on the blue shell would work, or the alternate logo on the primary silver shell. Or maybe I just need more time to get used to the new look.
- I think using silver/chrome facemasks would be a big improvement here.
Here are some additional game photos:
What did you folks think?
The Lions are scheduled to wear this helmet once more this season, on Jan. 7 against the Vikings.