History of the Buffalo Bills Uniforms Part IV

     Today at The Gridiron Uniform Database we are looking at the Bills' 1984-2001 uniforms, as we continue our week-long look back at Buffalo's uniforms through the years.  They will be unveiling their new 2011 uniforms tomorrow night.

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Jim Kelly quarterbacked the Bills
from 1986 to 1996 and led them to
four straight Super Bowls
     After the 1983 season, the Bills made a slight change, they adopted the red helmet that they pretty much still wear today.  Except for the Jets, who changed their helmet from white to green in 1978, the entire AFC East had white helmets, and one of the reasons they gave for making this change was perhaps QBs wouldn't throw as many interceptions if both the receivers and the defenders didn't have the same color helmets as often.

Scott Norwood's miss at the
end of Super Bowl XXV
was the first of four straight
disappointments for Buffalo
     Not much else changed with the Bills uniform over the next two decades, but the team improved drastically on the field.  After consecutive two-win seasons in the mid-80's, they hired Marv Levy as coach and with quarterback Jim Kelly and other stars such as Andre Reed, Darryl Talley and Thurman Thomas, they would build the team into an AFC dynasty that would win four straight conference championships from 1990 to 1993.  They would fail to capture the ultimate prize, however, losing four consecutive Super Bowls.

     They only wore white pants in this era, and the simplicity of the blue and white and red-trim color scheme would be missed in 2002 when the Bills adopted the current style, which we will look at tomorrow.

     Which brings us to our latest poll question:  When the Bills unveil their uniform tomorrow night, which of the five previous styles do you prefer they look the most like?

Which Bills' uniform do you like best?


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     Well, we dilly-dallied around all morning, so no database updates for today, but there's always tomorrow.

     There's lots of exciting debates going on in the forum regarding the Giants and Broncos, so why don't you join in on the discussion!



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