The old-school Jacksonville Jaguars are going to look like they play in 2018.
The Jaguars unveiled new uniforms and helmets Thursday Youth Jordan Whitehead Jersey
, switching to a "no-nonsense" style that matches the team's blue-collar identity.
The franchise showed off their new duds at the team's annual state of the franchise presentation.
"True to our current identity and what we want to represent for years to come, our new uniforms are no-nonsense, all business and unmistakably Jaguars,"
team owner Shad Khan said.
The "official" unveiling actually came a day after workers at Jacksonville International Airport inadvertently put up life-size posters of current players
wearing the uniforms.
"Obviously that was on (Tom) Coughlin time," said team president Mark Lamping, referring to Coughlin's longtime rule that being on time means being
"Your kids get up on Christmas morning and they see those gifts under the tree, you're as excited and surprised as the kids, right?" Lamping added. "We
had a lot of people work hard on the uniform unveiling, so channel your young
child. We know what's coming, but let's act surprised and excited."
The Nike Vapor Untouchable uniforms feature much cleaner lines, which some might consider plain. They have three jersey and pants options ??black, white
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, including matching socks, can only be worn during Thursday night games.
The high-gloss black helmets replace the two-tone widely mocked the past five years.
"I know the two-tone helmets weren't popular," said Khan, who admittedly failed when he opted for an "edgy" helmet design in 2013.
The 71-year-old Coughlin, the team's executive vice president for football operations, played a leading role in designing the new, throwback look. He said
he wanted to see a return to tradition.
"To a player, the uniform means everything," Coughlin said. "When you put that uniform on, you not only represent your franchise, your team, your
community. You represent your family. You represent your parents Authentic Adrian Clayborn Jersey
, your wife, your children, everything packed into one because your name is on the back of that uniform."
The new appearance seems to be a perfect fit for Jacksonville's on-field style. The Jaguars want to run the ball and play solid defense, a combination
that helped the team reach the AFC championship game last season for the first
time since 2000.
"That's spot on," Khan said. "They're classic. They're simple. They're powerful. They're agile. They're winning. ... Our new uniforms are no-nonsense,
all business and unmistakably Jaguars."
Here are some other things to know about the team's state of the franchise address:
??he Jaguars will be the first team in the NFL to have a dog park inside the stadium. The 2,000-square-foot area, operated by Pet Paradise, will open this
fall in the south end zone and will feature artificial turf, a pool and palm
trees. Fans can leave their dogs there and go watch the game or stay in the park
with their dogs.
??he Jaguars have partnered with Grunt Style apparel brand to create a military-themed interactive area in the north end zone.
??here will be a Spanish-language broadcast of all Jaguars games beginning this fall through a partnership with Tico Sports. The Jaguars are trying to tap
into a growing Hispanic population in the area.
??evenue from playing in London accounted for 11 percent of the team's local revenue in 2017, making the annual overseas trip a critical aspect of the team's
Four times under coach Mike Sullivan, the Pittsburgh Penguins have gone into an elimination game in the playoffs. They have won each en route to back-to-back
Stanley Cup titles.
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, the Washington Capitals will try to end the Penguins’ run with a win in Game 6 of a second-round series. Washington, after
winning 6-3 in Game 5, leads the series 3-2 and can advance to the Eastern
Conference final with a win.
The Capitals are 1-9 all time in postseason series against Pittsburgh, with two of the losses coming the past two years, so they have a sense of needing to
get past the Penguins’ roadblock.
“It’s not over yet,” Capitals winger Brett Connolly said. “They’re a good team. We know that. (Game 5 Saturday was) obviously a big win. We just need to
find a way this year. We need to find a way to get that last win no matter what
The Penguins will need to win not only Monday but also Wednesday in a potential Game 7 at Washington if they are to have a chance to win a third Cup
in a row.
Even with that cushion, the Capitals are taking a conservative approach.
“I can tell you how I feel if there’s four wins,” goaltender Braden Holtby said. “Where it’s at right now doesn’t matter at all. All that matters is the
next game. That’s got to be our mindset if we want to have success and take a
mature approach to it.”
Pittsburgh can draw on those four elimination games it won in its recent Cup runs for experience. One of those games was a 2-0 victory in Game 7 against
Washington last year, also in the second round.
“We’ve done it before,” Penguins defenseman Brian Dumoulin said. “We know we’ve got it in this group. We’re going back home. We’ve been good at home all
year. We win one game there, come back (to Washington) and play a Game 7. That’s
nothing new to us, nothing we’re afraid of. We’ve just got to bring our best
effort again in Game 6.”
Sullivan said the Penguins have another intangible.
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,” he said.
Washington’s win in Game 5 might have had a couple of caveats, possible injuries to defenseman John Carlson and center Nicklas Backstrom, although coach
Barry Trotz said both were expected to travel to Pittsburgh and should be
The Capitals already are without wingers Andre Burakovsky (injury) and Tom Wilson (suspension). Wilson would be eligible to return for a Game 7.
Pittsburgh came away from its loss Saturday — in which Washington scored two empty-net goals — feeling pretty good about everything but the final score.
“I liked our effort,” winger Patric Hornqvist said. “I liked our attitude and all that. We just have to clean up our mistakes, and we’ll be fine.”
That is a popular belief among the Penguins.
“Everybody understands the situation,” Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby said. “It brings out everyone’s best. You don’t have anything to save it for, so you
go out there with one focus, and that’s win a hockey game and get to a Game 7.
That’s our mindset here.
“We have a lot of good things to build off. We just need to make sure we keep going, keep playing the same way.”