Wayne Weaver got to speak to the crowd about the unveiling on the uniforms and he hit on something that seemed to be felt in the performance of last years’ Jaguars team. There was no identity. There wasn’t a single logo or look to define the Jaguars. People who worked for the Jaguars used secondary logos on their business cards, offensive linemen rolled up their jerseys so you couldn’t see another logo. He said that this water downed the image that the Jaguars had, that we had lost our identity.
Weaver seemed tired of not having a uniformed look. When do we wear the all blacks? What do you wear at home? What do you wear away? If your TV doesn’t have the right color settings the Jaguars could be mistaken for the Eagles or vice versa. Now the Jaguars have a defied look. The have a set style for home games and away games.
Rashean Mathis is modeling the home uniform. Scott Starks is modeling the away jersey. You can’t particularly teal until you get up close that the away jersey has a teal accent on the dark lines and numbers. The new logo is in the background.
The words they kept repeating were “classic” and “timeless” throughout the unveiling. They wanted some one to be able to see the uniforms and say “that is a Jaguar player right there”. They want these jerseys to be the throw backs years from now.
The Jaguars are 15 years old this season. They are going through the growing pains associated with the teenage years. The last few seasons they’ve been dying their hair blue and wearing studded jean jackets. They have finally come to realize who they are and their role in Jacksonville. These new uniforms are a symbol of the Jaguars finding themselves and starting out fresh.
I was really fighting against this feeling but the Jaguars are getting me hopeful about the next season. They seem to know what they want and they’re going to get it.