The Path to Kelly Green Seems to be Open

Eagles mock up via NMSports.net

Are you one of the people hoping for a kelly green return?

You may be getting your wish, since the NFL is thinking about ditching the one-helmet rule beginning in 2021.

Here’s the relevant passage via Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk:

Appearing on The Dan Patrick Show, Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians said that the creamsicle throwbacks could be returning in 2021, because the league will be ditching the rule that limits players to one helmet per year. This would allow teams that would like to use an alternate uniform with an alternate helmet to do it.

“There will be no change for the 2020 season,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT via email. “There are ongoing discussions for a potential change for the 2021 season, but no decisions have been made.”

In simple terms, the Eagles didn’t wear kelly green because they’d still have to wear their midnight green helmets, which would clash and look pretty weird. Jeffrey Lurie touched on this in 2019, suggesting last March that he thought this would be done sooner rather than later.

The Eagles haven’t worn kelly green since the 2010 home opener, which was a special 50 year celebration of the Birds’ 1960 championship. That was a one-off thing, though, which is why it hasn’t happened since.

I wrote this about Kelly Green last year:

Not sure why, but something about the kelly green just screams “loser” to me, like it harkens back to a time when the Eagles were mediocre, that chunk of 15 years when Ray Rhodes, Marion Campbell, Buddy Ryan, and Richie Kotite combined to bring the city of Philadelphia a whopping two playoff wins.

But when I think about it further, you did have some franchise studs who wore the kelly green. Reggie White wore it. Harold Carmichael and Jaws wore it en route to the Super Bowl. Maybe it would cool to do some kelly in 2020 as a way to honor those guys, similar to the way the Eagles rolled out the throwbacks for the 2010 opener against the Packers as a way to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1960 World Championship. I personally think it would be kind of cool to see Fletcher Cox wearing the same uniform that Reggie once wore.

Yeah? No? Fletcher Cox wearing Kelly Green? Could be fun.

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25 Comments

  • NFL HoFer Ray D March 25, 2020 at 2:58 pm

    I love the kelly green uniforms.

    Reply
    • Justin B March 25, 2020 at 7:58 pm

      that just looks like picture of 4 MVP QB’s taking a piss on the side of a building during the eagles super bowl parade….

      Reply
  • Hey Hugh March 25, 2020 at 3:03 pm

    Jim reported this hours ago. His team source told him 60s era white helmets have already been ordered.

    Reply
  • I guess college doesn’t give you all the answers March 25, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Israel? 1950? Nothing?

    Lol.

    Reply
  • BJ March 25, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    Since Nike took over from Reebok, the majority of their re-designs have been MASSIVE busts… two-tone helmets for Jags, alarm clock jerseys for the Bucs , and just destroying Miami and Cleveland’s iconic looks. If the Eagles get new unis, they need to do a simple, head-to-toe duplication the 1990’s kelly greens.

    Reply
  • 1960 March 25, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    They won a championship that year!!

    They won one in 1948 too. Wait…1948….didn’t something else happen that year?

    Somebody needs to start Googling again.

    When you try to seem knowing and can’t even form a coherent question. …. then spend 24 hours responding to the same question you keep bungling……

    What did happen in 1948? Eagles won ……something else…maybe in a desert.

    When you can’t even get the question right 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    It was entertaining though. Good talk.

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    • Harv March 25, 2020 at 3:37 pm

      What he is referring to is the economic, agricultural, military, education, medical, and metropolitan advances that took place in. Israel from 1950- present day. His reference is meant as an insult to the folks who lived there prior to the “Zionization”.

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      • Huge fan of America March 25, 2020 at 3:40 pm

        Brown Muslims? They’ve had plenty of economic achievements.

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        • 😂😂😂😂 March 25, 2020 at 3:55 pm

          Lol.

          When you can’t even get the insults right.

          😂

          Kuwait – UAE – Saudi – Qatar

          So uneducated.

          The Muslims really have this houseplant tied in knots.

          Try the dark web you friggin nut job. Lol.

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  • go drink wine & watch tv you limp wrists March 25, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    talk about the feminization of society. Who in their right mind cares about the color or look of uniforms?

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    • BJ March 25, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Ppl that sell and buy merchandise

      Reply
  • Slave Boy Charlie March 25, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Green reminds me of the time Kyle bitched and complained about having to pay off his student debt and
    all those houses he ‘claimed’ he had mortgages on.

    Is he still paying you suckers (sorry, i mean JOURNALISTS) 40K and no benies for a 60hr work week and 5 hrs of experience?

    Reply
  • Diamond Dallas page- self high five 🙌 March 25, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    Big Jeff hates the kelly green . Never going happen

    Reply
  • Roger D March 25, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Kyle,

    Did Any crossingshit articles stealers get their NFL credentials yet or is this betting website
    still trying to humop along on the back of the people whose articles you steal?

    Reply
  • Professor dick s. Huge March 25, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Those previously mentioned countries only have money because we buy their oil, or used to buy their oil. They only have schools, roads, and hospitals because the British built them whilst occupying them.

    Reply
    • Dr Hugh jassole March 25, 2020 at 4:35 pm

      Technology, it’s always been their Achilles heel in that part of the world.

      -Nash Bridges, Ironman 1

      Reply
  • Philip Keidel March 25, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    I haven’t been able to look down and see my wiener or feet in over 10 years.

    Reply
    • Ice Tea March 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      have you seen the top of kyle’s head and heard a slurping/gobbling sound?

      Reply
      • Hollis Thomas March 25, 2020 at 8:03 pm

        hee hee hee hee good one

        Reply
  • 😂😂 March 25, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    We have come full circle.

    Now go research how Israel developed.

    Maybe you will learn something today.

    Then respond with more “buts” and “ifs”.

    Technology lol.

    Roads and schools 😂

    I walked you through an exercise so you could defeat your own argument.

    Good talk.

    Reply
  • Doug hayes March 25, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    It’s just funny that’s all. Look at a picture of Tel Aviv in 1947 then look at it today. I mean it’s pretty obvious the Muslims have never been able to be successful on their own. Israel is now a major player in international banking, fashion, firearms, architecture, medicine…

    Reply
  • Atta guy March 25, 2020 at 6:12 pm

    You got something right. It is funny.

    Reply
    • James bartholowmew March 25, 2020 at 8:15 pm

      Facts are facts bro. This Muslim guy just got owned.

      Reply
  • Ohh March 26, 2020 at 5:26 am

    That explains a lot. I didn’t realize he was Muslim. That probably explains why he struggles with basic English. So his family came here years ago
    for the American Dream and is still stuck in the row his parents started renting years ago. Ouch

    I knew he hated himself and was borderline sane. Maybe he had a rough life and that pent up rage of failed dreams and a failed life gnaws at him.

    Wow. I had no idea he was a Muslim, but it does explain the lack of basic education. He hates his own people and blames them for his failings. Kind of sad. Have a great day.

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  • Waste Management March 26, 2020 at 8:11 am

    Sorry about letting the trash pile up in here, it stinks like hell. Got a bunch of guys out sick with Corona so we’re behind. We’ll get a truck out today. Might think about some disinfectant, it really smells like shit in here.

    Reply
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