2. No orange pants
It’s a bit of a misstep to not include the orange pants in the uniform reveal.
Marketers built up the franchise paying homage to its history with these uniforms, yet the omission was a slap in the face to the Kardiac Kids era.
The orange pants were brought back when the Lerner family, as images of Tim Couch scampering into the end zone at Heinz Field in the white jersey/organe pants combination is still fresh in my mind.
The orange pants were also a big part of the reveal in 2014, when one of the driving points behind the new uniforms was that the the Browns were going to have 18,000,000 million different combinations.
Looking back, how ridiculous it was, right? We never did see Joe Thomas in a orange on orange combo, looking like a bottle of Frank’s Hot Sauce.
To be clear, there is no yearning for an orange jersey. Those were introduced as an alternate in the mid 2000s and became part of that aforementioned reveal. Not sure I ever remember seeing a fan wear one.
That said, I think orange, as a dominant color, is a tough sell. Don’t forget, the Cavs had no problems ditching orange when they completely revamped their uniforms ahead of the 2003 season.