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  1. WavePunter

    NFL changes 2019

    The bolt should never be in a blue stripe.. drives me nuts
  2. Yeah, it's a crude sketch.. but the bonus is that it's made from a real, existing template and follows actual seams, etc.. I think kinda illustrates that it's at least doable.. I also think narrowing the stripes ever-so-slightly (similar to UCLA) would help the situation as well..
  3. WavePunter

    NFL changes 2019

    Exactly.. I can tell you the number of jerseys I've sewn back together that rip at the cuff/chest area outnumbers all other ripped jerseys combined.. that giant armpit hole is a natural handle for an offensive Lineman.. and they rarely get called. It's the perfect negative storm, yet it looks "swaggy", so they won't change
  4. Currently, swoosh and sleeve number both occupy a standard sleeve fairly harmoniously (when other elements get added, real estate gets very limited VERY quickly), but a standard number and swoosh can easily work on a sleeve.. so my solution leaves the sleeve unaltered.. my solution focuses on the torso of the jersey.. Using the UCLA/UA version as the example, if they just wrapped the stripes more around the arm, and trimmed the white stripe instead of stitching it onto the cuff, it would be a near perfect solution in my opinion..
  5. WavePunter

    NFL changes 2019

    Do those Redskins sleeves I posted look like loose, baggy material? I'm not confusing anything.. I'm the head equipment manager for a college program, and also coach a position group.. I understand football jerseys.. and my opinion takes all performance issues into account.. but a proper sleeve doesn't affect anyone more than silly little cap sleeve designed for linemen.. their issue is mostly due to weighing 300 lbs, and things pinching, etc.. not so much performance. When the Seahawks were on their dominant run a few years back, guess what their team issued as the standard cut.. I'll give you a hint, it's not the one with the smallest sleeve.. all their skill players wore the skill cut.. and it looked much better than the idiots wearing the Lineman cut with their armpits hanging out.. even their QB (Russell Wilson) wore the skill cut.. and he has the most important range of motion on the team.. perhaps they're not as restrictive as you suggest .. maybe players think a certain thing looks better, and don't care as much about performance if the difference is negligible.. that's my experience.. and I'd argue the smaller sleeves actually offer as much on the negative side of performance (if not more) than the normal skill cut..
  6. WavePunter

    NFL changes 2019

    It's a different cut.. Nike manufactures three standard cuts: QB, Skill, and Lineman.. the ones you're referring to are wearing the Lineman cut.. it has become the popular cut because players think less is more.. certain teams (like the Seahawks) make the Skill cut standard for their players, and they look much better for it.. it's really an easy fix if you're the organization and concerned with aesthetics.. I mean, heck, some teams have avoided even moving to Nike jerseys, so it's not like there isn't a precedent of teams putting value in aesthetics
  7. WavePunter

    NFL changes 2019

    It's a different cut.. Nike manufactures three standard cuts: QB, Skill, and Lineman.. the ones you're referring to are wearing the Lineman cut.. it has become the popular cut because players think less is more.. certain teams (like the Seahawks) make the Skill cut standard for their players, and they look much better for it.. it's really an easy fix if you're the organization and concerned with aesthetics.. I mean, heck, some teams have avoided even moving to Nike jerseys, so it's not like there isn't a precedent of teams putting value in aesthetics
  8. WavePunter

    NFL changes 2019

    Well, they weren't intended to end abruptly when they reach the torso seam, so it's not how they were intended to look.. in the photo I posted, #35 and #48 look fantastic.. that's the quintessential Redskins look.. sleeve stripes and shoulder numbers wouldn't look right for them.. there's no reason the sleeve numbers can't be a bit bolder at this size if that's even an issue.. but as I said, the guys with the normal sleeve cut look fantastic, so there's really no issue.. especially if they would take a page from the Seahawks' book and put all non-linemen into a cut with sleeves
  9. WavePunter

    NFL changes 2019

    Nah, they just need to do a better job as an organization enforcing the optimal jersey cuts and holding Nike accountable
  10. WavePunter

    NFL changes 2019

    LSU's stripe is certainly a bit thinner than ideal, but it's easy to see that there's plenty more room for a wider, more ideal center stripe.. also, the cuff used on the previous template had a bit more real estate and would be an easy substitution in this situation.. and all that is disregarding the fact that the Redskins already show us that there are aesthetically pleasing ways to get the cuff issue fixed.. Everyone other than 36 looks great
  11. WavePunter

    NFL changes 2019

    LSU has no issue pulling it off.. And it appears as though the majority of the Redskins' players (or at least a sizeable number of them) opt for the more cuff-friendly jersey cut anyway.. it seems as though only a marginal number choose the single-color-cuff-plus-solid-color-stripe option.. I don't see this being an actual issue if Nike and/or the Chiefs truly care about getting the look right
  12. WavePunter

    NFL changes 2019

    The cuff stripe is the ideal solution imo..
  13. I've kinda illustrated my point here, albeit crudely.. but it's not difficult to see how following the sleeve seam and running into the cuff could work pretty well..
  14. I've suggested a solution to this issue before, and I maintain that it would still be the most aesthetically pleasing as well as reduce manufacturing issues.. UCLA is close to pulling it off currently, but the way they handle the stripe at the bottom is were I differ.. they seem to be following the seam were the side insert meets the torso - which causes the stripe to deviate away from the armpit at the bottom.. instead, they should semi-follow the seam of were the cuff and side insert meet, but allow the stripe insert to basically overlap where the cuff should be, so that's where you'll get the taper.. also, UCLA appears to have their stripe insert sewn on top of the cuff, which creates a bit of extra material at the base of that first white stripe, which also looks a bit worse.. the cuff should be added after the stripe insert and cover that portion of the insert.. Essentially, in my solution, the outer stripe and middle stripe would ultimately taper and truncate where they run into the sleeve cap or cuff (similar-ish to the Texans' shoulder stripe, but preserve a bit more uniform width).. the inner stripe would possibly survive intact all the way around the armpit, but that's about all.. It's basically just the opposite of how the Johnny Unitas jersey is tapered into the torso in the pictures earlier in the thread.. instead of the stripes being part of the sleeve and tapering where they meet the torso, I'd make them part of the torso and have them taper where they meet the sleeve/cuff.. it really seems like a simple enough solution..
  15. WavePunter

    Logo Update Help Needed

    If you're looking to keep a very similar identity, but just wanting it to be cleaned up and refreshed with the updated colors, then this can be used as a good starting point.. if you're wanting help moving away from this basic visual identity, some direction would be very helpful if you're just searching for some free/cheap help.. if you're wanting a decent brand package built for a price, then a designer will be more willing to put in the creative effort for you.. just kinda depends on what you're looking for.. I'd be willing to help work on something cleaner and updated in the same vein as the current identity if you like.. I'd ask a mod to move it to the requests section though, as that's where it belongs.. I don't foresee any reasons for it getting locked though, apart from it being in the wrong section..