Yo, the Broncos? When it comes to uniforms, either bring back the D or leave it be.


Some free advice, Damani Leech: Unless Jeff Bridich, Lord, help us walk through that door, you’re the smartest guy in the room.

But don’t overthink this one.

Bring back the D. Or let it be.

“I think you have to try to balance history and tradition and, you know, three Super Bowls wearing this uniform,” Leech, the Broncos’ newest president, said Monday at a press conference. introduction to UCHealth Training Center.

“But also understand that tastes evolve, your customers evolve. And it’s important to connect with fans and represent your brand in the best way.

“Again, no proclamations (regarding uniforms) on Day 1. But that’s also one of those things that I’m definitely going to look into.”

Want more free advice?

Don’t search too hard.

Bring back the D. Or let it be.

Everything else is blasphemy.

When it comes to Broncos uniforms, don’t be cute. When in doubt, honor the past. Honor the legacy.

Honor the players and coaches whose blood and hard work transformed AFL runners, born with copper socks and mustard socks, into one of the NFL’s flagship franchises.

Honor the orange. Honor the best soccer fan base. Honor those who pack the house. Those who turn school buses into tipping food trucks. Those who never gave up hope, even after Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch (don’t ask), Case Keenum, Joe Flacco, Brandon Allen, Drew Lock, Jeff Driskel (don’t ask either) and Teddy Bridgewater took turns this .

“Our currency here,” Leech said, “is winning.”

Bring back the D. Or let it be.

Don’t just nod at the Super Bowls. Embrace them.

Kiss them how you want coach Nathaniel Hackett hugs his guys. Two arms. Tight pressure. Full heart.

“We met earlier (Monday),” the new prez said of his new coach, “and (we) kissed three times in the space of five minutes.”

Want to do After friends in a hurry here? Bring back the classic “D” from Denver. Dr Craig Morton, Randy Gradishar and the Orange Crush made it dangerous. Dr. John Elway and the Three Amigos have become iconic.

Otherwise, the smart play on football fashion is pretty much left alone.

Bring back the D. Or let it be.

Yes, it’s been a long time — too long — since the wild white horse scared everyone in Kansas City, not to mention the rest of the AFC.

But as Leech noted, the current look, which turned 25 last February, is woven into the soul of the orange and blue sidekicks who will forever associate it with four Super Bowls and three Vince Lombardi trophies.

And hey, we get it. You get your hands on a new property, you want to leave your mark on it.

The motto of the country of the Broncos is a winner. But the sap? The lifeblood is memories. And, more importantly, to create new ones.

As a former Princeton defensive back, Leech can read a room even better than he reads a quarterback’s eyes. This is an island you don’t want to be alone on, my friend.

“The main thing I’ve learned in a few weeks is that there are a lot of opinions about uniforms,” ​​new Broncos CEO Greg Penner said Monday, with a slight smile, when asked. his thoughts on Denver’s sartorial future. “And I haven’t drawn any conclusions yet.”

Clever. A little dodging, watch out. But clever.

Bring back the D. Or let it be.

In late March, two weeks after news of the Russell Wilson trade went viral, Fanatics.com reps told me that Big Russ was the NFL’s top-selling player on the sporting goods site. . In July, Wilson’s Broncos No. 3 jersey ranked third among all players sold, according to NFLShop.com charts, behind only Cincinnati QB Joe Burrow and Buffalo flagger Josh Allen.

Tastes evolve. Customers evolve. Classics are classics forever. In Broncos Country, a cool, fashionable uniform isn’t as important as the quarterback who wears it.

Bring back the D. Or let it be.


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