As one of my fellow The Phinsider contributors reported recently, Miami Dolphins h coach Adam Gase likes the team’s “throw-back” look. He likes it a lot. He is seen in the old logo quite often. The Dolphins are going to use the throw back jerseys more, and Miami is going all white for color rush this season. We’ve heard about the idea of changing the uniforms and logo again. But when could it happen? And so soon after the last logo change? Aren’t there any RULES for these types of things?
Well, yes, of course there are rules. And there is a quiet part of my brain that stores little tid bits of information only to fired back at me at odd hours of the night. I was dreaming of the Dolphins dominating in the lose old 70’s uniforms and sprang from my bed with the idea… WHEN? How soon could we see the move away from the Curise Ship Logo that Queezy Joe Philbin liked so much? I had heard the rules before, but I needed to know.
Well, it turns out there are three main rules to a team changing any design aspect of their uniforms. Here they are an how they apply to Miami in this situation.
2002 Resolution G-3
Third, be it Further Resolved, that a Club may not change its regular home and away uniforms more than once every five NFL seasons, and may not change its third uniform design more than once every five NFL seasons, absent specific extenuating circumstances (e.g., Club ownership change or relocation) as determined by the Commissioner.
Basically, this is meat and potatoes of the restrictions put in place a little over 15 years ago. A team has to wait five seasons before making changes in it’s…
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