All-Black Uniforms Could Come Again

Players including Ed Reed and Derrick Mason helped influence jersey combinations.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

It had been three years since the Ravens wore both black jerseys and black pants, as the arrival of Head Coach John Harbaugh in 2008 coincided with a pairing of white pants with the alternate tops.

But after breaking out the dress formals last weekend in a convincing 30-24 win over the New Orleans Saints, improving their record in the dark uniforms to 4-2, the all-blacks could come out again next season.

Judging by feedback on Twitter, message boards and sports talk radio, that’s good news to Ravens fans.

“We could see them again,” said Harbaugh with a laugh. “We’ll see. But it’s great that the fans are excited about our different looks. We’ve got some pretty great combinations.”

The Ravens have worn the black jerseys twice this year, but a Week 12 victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers featured the white bottoms.

Harbaugh said wideout Derrick Mason and safety Ed Reed, among others, wanted to hold off wearing black pants with the third jersey until December.

That is also why the Ravens adopted the purple jersey/black pants look for their Dec. 5 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium.

“The players have feedback into what we’re wearing, and some of the guys wanted them as a December thing,” Harbaugh said of the all-black uniforms.

Teams must submit what color jersey they will wear for each home game long before the regular-season starts.

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