Cardinals’ uniforms not a big hit on Uni Watch NFL Power Rankings

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Arizona Cardinals’ uniforms have went through quite a few changes over the years ever since they moved to the Grand Canyon State back in 1988.

In 2005, they upgraded the Cardinal-head logo to make it more menacing. They also added some trim lines to the jerseys and pants.

In 2010, Arizona introduced their alternate black jerseys, which seem to be a hit with the fans and the players. Before then, the Cardinals were the only NFL team without an alternate jersey or throwback uniform.

The “threads” the players wear doesn’t impress Paul Lukas at all. Lukas runs Uni Watch, which is a group that puts together uniform power rankings. Lukas revealed the Uni Watch NFL Power Rankings on Thursday, and it has the Cardinals ranked 30th among the 32 teams. They actually dropped one slot from his previous rankings.

Here’s what Lukas had to say about Arizona’s uniforms:

“Ugh — where do we start? There’s the absurd pants piping, the silly underarm striping, the unnecessary black uni, the blood-clot look, and so on. Even the helmet, which is really nice when viewed in isolation, doesn’t work because it’s an old-school design that looks out of place with the rest of the uniform’s new-school details. A mess from top to bottom.”

The Cardinals players and fans might take exception to Lukas’ views on the uniforms, but it is what it is in his eyes.

If you’re curious as to who’s No. 1, that would be the Pittsburgh Steelers. The NFC West teams – San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks – come in at No. 13, No. 19 and No. 21 respectively.


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