WATCH: Atlanta Falcons show why UGA shouldn’t mess with classic uniforms

Eric Stokes is now one of the top cornerbacks on the Georgia team this fall. He needs to play close to the level that Georgia got from All-American and Jim Thorpe Award winner Deandre Baker over the past few seasons. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

The Atlanta Falcons released new uniforms this week. For the most part, they’re fine, with the exception of the gradient jersey that starts off red and fades to black. That one is lame.

The Falcons had long ago announced they would be releasing new uniforms and many had hoped that they would go back to the classic plain black uniforms. And while that was one of the new combinations shown off this week, that will not be Atlanta’s full-time uniform.

But only in a 2016 game against Louisiana-Lafayette has Georgia put on the fabled black uniforms in a game that mattered.

“We did it once against one of those buy-teams (Louisiana-Lafayette, 2016), but for energy and enthusiasm,” Smart said in 2018. “I don’t think you need energy and enthusiasm against Auburn  — if we do we’ve got some other problems. I just don’t think that’s relevant.”

In the video, which you can see at the top of the page and below as well, we further elaborate on why Georgia shouldn’t mess around with new or alternative uniforms, as the Falcons helped show that it’s not always so easy to pull off.

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