After it looked like there was hope of the Philadelphia Eagles bringing back the Kelly Green uniform as an jersey alternate, that’s sadly no longer the case. CSN Philly’s Dave Zangaro reports the Eagles withdrew their proposal for NFL teams to have an alternate colored helmet after hearing feedback from the league’s competition committee.
Kelly Green might not be everyone’s favorite, but it’s still pretty popular. 80% out of 8,700 fans polled on Bleeding Green Nation said they wanted to see Kelly Green be the Eagles’ alternate instead of the current all-black uniform. At least now the 20% minority is happy, I guess.
In addition to withdrawing the alternate helmet resolution proposal, the Eagles also reportedly withdrew the following three rule proposals:
1. By Philadelphia: Gives additional protections for long snappers on kick plays.
2. By Philadelphia: Expands the “crown of helmet” foul to include “hairline” part of helmet.
3. By Philadelphia: Amends the challenge system by granting a third challenge if a club is successful on at least one of its initial two challenges, and expands reviewable plays outside of two minutes of each half.
The only proposal remaining is the one about outlawing players from leaping over the line to block field goal attempts.
1. By Philadelphia: Prohibits the “leaper” block attempt on field goal and extra point plays.
Owners will vote on proposals next week at the league’s spring meetings.
Yawn. Just give us Kelly Green back, NFL.