I know this has probably been discussed a multitude of times, but I strongly believe the 49ers are on the right track and may very well be the next elite team. I would not be surprised if the 2010-2011 season has the 49ers with a record similar to what the Saints have had this past season.
Aside from all the great coaching and personnel changes that 49ers management seems to be making (e.g.: acquiring Ray Brown as assistant offensive line coach and Curtis Taylor as another tight end), I think the only thing missing on the team is perfection for the uniforms.
Alright, I get it. Singletary, the 49ers management and the majority of us fans want to see the 49ers players' uniforms reminisce the look of the championship teams of the 1980s and the 1990s. The cherry red and red and white stripe as opposed to the red and black, I get it. But am I wrong in my opinion that the 49ers uniform still looks at least a little bit...unsettled?
I think that if the 49ers are to go with the classic look, they can be a lot closer to it than they already are. I am not against the idea of modernizing the classic look while retaining the classic look as much as possible. But I also think some minor appointments can be made.
Moving the jersey number above the shoulder -- that's fine. I think that the jersey would look a bit better if the sleeves were extended just a bit. I also think that the stripe on the 49ers pants look redundant, relative to the stripe on the helmet. I think they ought to desaturate and darken the tint of the pants just a bit, so that they do not appear to be almost yellow as they have under brighter lighting conditions. While they are at it, they should also widen the stripe of the pants to be the width of the stripe of the original uniform. Personally, I think the the 49ers' pants would look best with all of these changes, but with the pants being reverted to metallic gold. Altogether, the 49ers would have a very "anti-Cowboys" look (red where they have blue, gold where they have silver, etc.).
Lastly, I think the shoes should also be white, as the black shoes (residual from the previous uniform) seem to stand out too much.
Does anyone agree or have other ideas? I would very much like some opinions on this.