Falcons to sport their throwback jerseys vs. 49ers

falcons.0921FLOWERY BRANCH – Since the Falcons and the 49ers used to be division foes in the old NFC West, it makes perfect sense that they break out the throwback jerseys for the first time this season at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Falcons will sport their throwback uniforms on Sunday against Tampa Bay. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC)

Falcons will sport their throwback uniforms on Sunday against Tampa Bay. (CURTIS COMPTON/AJC)

The Falcons will wear the 1966 throwback uniforms. The Falcons were 2-0 when they wore their throwback uniforms in 2009.

The Falcons defeated Carolina 28-20 on Sept. 20 and Tampa Bay 20-17 on Nov. 29. Both games were played at the Georgia Dome.

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Marcus

September 28th, 2010
10:21 am

You are crankin’ them out this morning ………….so since they are throwbacks, will there be a Lynn Cain or Fulton Kykendall sighting.

D-Man

September 28th, 2010
10:22 am

DOL, but the throwback uniforms of the eighties when we were getting our clocks cleaned by Montana and crew were red helmets/red jerseys for away games and red helmets/white jerseys for home right? I don’t understand how the black jerseys would have anything to do with those games…

D-Man

September 28th, 2010
10:24 am

Whoops..answered my own question…just re-read the article and saw it was throwback from the 60s. Guess you all just saw my public education at work! :)

Authur Blank

September 28th, 2010
10:24 am

the black with the red helmets is so awsome!!!!

Authur Blank

September 28th, 2010
10:26 am

can we call the Ga Dome Fulton Co. Stadium?

Leeman Bennett

September 28th, 2010
10:41 am

Thank goodness Montana and Jerry Rice retired many years ago. Being 0-3, the 49ers probably feel liked they are backed into a corner. Accompany that with the nasty whoopin’ we put on them last year and they will probably come out cranky. Rise up Falcons and be prepared!

Zoomie

September 28th, 2010
10:41 am

That is a great-looking uniform!

Nate

September 28th, 2010
10:41 am

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im bringing out the throwback at the home game…. This will be fun and the Falcons will top it off with a win… LET’S GO FALCONS

Reid Adair

September 28th, 2010
10:44 am

I like those throwback uniforms.

SOUTH GA DAWG FAN

September 28th, 2010
10:50 am

I also think the Falcons better be very prepared San Fran is going to play their best game of the season they are in a corner , they just fired their offensive coordinator, they are desperate.
Be ready for a fight Falcons.

**Frederick(Bailey)Douglass**

September 28th, 2010
10:51 am

What a game…what a week. A few quick observations from a long-time fan:

(1) I saw “IT” from Ryan on Sunday. For the record: he can throw the ball 50 yards in the air…saw it when he missed #83 in OT. Quick passes, running down to day light, emotion…this was, indeed, his best game as a pro. NO INTs!!

(2) Snelling may be a better RB than…

(3) Forget that for now. LBs are physical and downright intimidating. Hard hitting. That poor new RB for the Saints has to be in pain.

(4) KUDOS to Grimes. Has picked off Brees in two consecutive years. Notice that they didn’t try stupid stuff with him again after that. Dude has come a LONG way…

(5) Sam Baker needs to WAKE UP and get with the program. Everyone else is focused dude. That whiff in OT almost cost us the game and your penalties are starting to add up. Smith should not hesitate to go with the other tackle that filled in last year.

(6) DeCoud had a pretty average game…pick was huge, but tackling was suspect on Sunday. Young players struggle with consistency and he had some struggle on Sunday. Maybe he is being asked to do morenow that the veteran Coleman is hurt. Whatever the case, we need him tuned in. He is a potential All-Pro.

(7) Mularkey play calling was VERY suspect, despite the big win. On the drive just before the Saint’s march to tying the game with the field goal, I kept waiting for the play action. Especially on second down of the last series before we turned it over on downs. Predictably there was no play action on 2nd down, Birds had to pass on 3rd and 4th. Mix it up dude and turn #2 loose. A score there would have sealed it. WIN THE GAME.

Heck of a win…big time effort. Niners WILL be ready and hungry. Pound them with the run. Find White and Douglas on the outside deep…their CBs are suspect.

FBD

mmgtfan

September 28th, 2010
10:53 am

I like the throwbacks as much as anybody. But can we please bring back the ALL BLACK unis for the Monday or Thursday night game. Those are sweet!!! D-led can you ask Smitty about that?

waynester

September 28th, 2010
10:57 am

I know I’m showing my age here, but the original uniforms from the mid-60’s are still the best looking by far. My folks got me a kid’s replica uniform the year Atlanta joined the league(best Christmas EVER)! Man, I wish we could stay with the originals, but the world has moved on….

waynester

September 28th, 2010
10:59 am

mmgtfan
I still like the originals best, but I agree that the all-black, Glanville-era unis were incredibly sharp….

MSS

September 28th, 2010
11:00 am

love the throwback uniforms and i have a feeling we are going to see a much better 49ers team so be ready Falcons

D. Orlando Ledbetter

September 28th, 2010
11:00 am

mmgtfan — I will check on the all black uniforms.

FDB — I agree with most of your points except for Snelling and Magic Mike Mularkey.

Joe Tess Fish House

September 28th, 2010
11:02 am

So are just the jersey’s throwback, or will they use the helmets too? You only mention Jerseys.Imagine how good TO would look in a throwback.

Darrell

September 28th, 2010
11:05 am

I hope the Falcons go all in, with the old font in the endzone, the old logo on the 50, as well as the coaches sporting the old logo, like other teams who had throwback games have done.

Dr. Warren

September 28th, 2010
11:07 am

DOL — Why were the Saints wearing white at home on Sunday? Are they trying to be like Dallas in the old days?

Huge Falcon Fan

September 28th, 2010
11:10 am

I don’t care what color our uniforms are…just keep winning. I loved seeing the fire in Ryan on the sidelines, getting in peoples faces.

Joe Tess Fish House

September 28th, 2010
11:12 am

Ryan was out of line by yelling at his players. U never seen Vick doing that.

Huge Falcon Fan

September 28th, 2010
11:15 am

You’re right Joe, Vick was too busy killing dogs

SimpleDawg

September 28th, 2010
11:25 am

Make the “Throw Back” uniforms the PERMANENT uniforms.

Dr. Warren

September 28th, 2010
11:28 am

Yeah, Vick took his frustrations out on puppies, not on 340 lb. linemen. He had his priorities straight.

Howie Long

September 28th, 2010
11:28 am

Joe, do you dream about TO? Is this a man-love thing?

Dr. Warren

September 28th, 2010
11:29 am

That was sarcasm, by the way.

Falcon Jim

September 28th, 2010
11:33 am

Frederick Douglas, on play calling. The Falcons don’t do several things (or very rarely) that are normally household plays: play-action, counters and screens. I love my Birds, but wish these were used, at least occasionally.

Joseph

September 28th, 2010
11:35 am

The other throwback game is the Ravens game. Jay Adam’s posted it on twitter a few weeks ago

Falcon Jim

September 28th, 2010
11:37 am

Like some others have said, I wish these were the permanent uniforms.

Gritz Blitz

September 28th, 2010
11:39 am

I would love to see the throwback uniforms become their every game uniforms. They look awesome.

PreyDawg

September 28th, 2010
11:47 am

Maybe I am in the minority but I thought the Glanville era Uni’s were by far the ugliest, most plain jane, Uni’s in franchise history. I still have one of those Jerseys and I hate looking at it. Looks like a cheap pop warner Uniform.

It seems to me that this is an incredible expense to go to. They must have two or three different helmets for each player to get the throwbacks to match the old look helmet. What does all that cost?!? But I guess when you pay players millions, and if it helps you sell more replica jerseys is is a good investment.

I love the 80’s Red Jersey, red Helmet look best. But then my screen name aint PreyDAWG for nothin…even after the horrible season the Dawgs are having now.

PreyDawg

September 28th, 2010
11:48 am

Jim and Frederick. They did too run some play action. Not enough but they ran a few.

Falcon Jim

September 28th, 2010
11:53 am

I agree,PreyDawg. You need play action and screens to slow the rush. Also, I think Ovie should get more carries. That would open up other options, like counters.

FanFromBeginning

September 28th, 2010
11:56 am

I was there for the first home game in 1966 against the LA Rams…..I like the looks of the throwback uniforms, but they sure bring back memories of some lean years. “Long suffering” would be an understatement.

Falcon Jim

September 28th, 2010
12:02 pm

I’m with you FanFRomBeginning. But I still like the old uniforms. I still have some fond memories of the old, old days. Nobis, Cannonball and Jr Coffee come to mind.

DC-5xSB Winners

September 28th, 2010
12:17 pm

They should change the gold to gray & the old logo for the new one then make this there regular uniform!

ymmotretsof

September 28th, 2010
12:18 pm

I just want them to win. I don’t care if they play in tee shirts and cut offs. That being said I liked the 80’s look red with piping and logo on the sleeve. I think they may have been the first team to wear the logo on the sleeve. A winless team always worries me.

Convick

September 28th, 2010
12:19 pm

I agree. Lets use the old logos on Sunday to complete the look.

It’s refreshing to have a falcons blog without aints trolls for once.

**Frederick(Bailey)Douglass**

September 28th, 2010
12:25 pm

@PreyDog and Falcon Jim,

The way the birds were running it down their throats, it HAD to be open. The first play in OT that Ryan missed to Douglas was a play action fake (with #34 doing the studder block thing). I do believe that they roll plays out over the course of a year very slowly to watch what ends up on film. Got it…but the play action is very basic Mularkey. At some point during that final drive in regulation, you had to pull it out of Turner’s belly and throw it down the seam. It was wide open…particulary on 2nd down after Turner ran for 4 yards.

FanFromBeginning

September 28th, 2010
12:32 pm

Falcon Jim……some great names there. It is a sad state of affairs when Tommy Nobis isn’t in the Hall of Fame, or Claude Humphrey who showed up a couple of years later. Watching them back then, I think Lothridge, the punter, was the hardest working man on the team!

tony smith

September 28th, 2010
12:37 pm

don’t you miss bret farve on the falcons bench?

Lesa

September 28th, 2010
12:37 pm

Thanks for all the updates, DLed. So glad you’re doing the Falcons blogs. It’s great that you actually read and respond to the comments.

FanFromBeginning

September 28th, 2010
12:39 pm

Problem with Favre on the Falcon’s bench was he was sitting there drinking a bit too much!

Falcon Jim

September 28th, 2010
12:41 pm

Vicodan and Budweiser makes a good buzz, but not good QB play.

ReddJonn68

September 28th, 2010
12:43 pm

DOL what is the real deal with Mike Jenkins, he missed all of preseason plus the first three games, thats almost 2 months !!! Was his shoulder broken, dislocated or what ??? Did they do some surgery, whats the deal ??? Since Dimitroff is not going to get any help from else were, Matt needs more options out there, Douglas has dropped a few key catches. We won’t keep getting lucky & overcoming key mistakes against the good teams. Why won’t they come clean on what is really wrong ???

ctfalconsfan

September 28th, 2010
12:45 pm

I would love for the Falcons to go to this uniform full time as I think the red helment and black jersey looks very sharp – nice contrast to the all black look..

- OK if u want to put the new symbol on the red helent, OK I’ll compromise..

Falcon Jim

September 28th, 2010
12:47 pm

I like the old Falcon graphic over the newer one. Then again, I’m old so I guess old-fashion.

Section 108

September 28th, 2010
12:51 pm

Excellent article Frederick. I agree with you wholeheartedly on #5 Sam Baker. I am an ol’ OT myself so my eyes are automatically drawn to that position, and it was not pretty. Unfortunately, his performance has a direct impact on our main man Mattyice. I hope Baker arises to the challenge.
Regarding play-calling #7, I keep telling myself that we are not pulling into the complete depths of play-type potential for the sole purpose of keeping other teams thinking we are more “1-dimensional” on film, and are saving those other types of offenses for later on in the year when we need it. Am I crazy?

tony smith

September 28th, 2010
12:52 pm

your right about farve back in the day but hey at least you got me!

Ree Roe

September 28th, 2010
1:10 pm

I gotta say I was impressed by Matt on Sun. I have been critical of him at times, but he looked focused, intense & came up with big throws in the clutch. Displayed more arm strength than were used to seeing & the offense really seems to be clicking outside of LT Sam Baker. Lookin forward to seeing Eric Coleman & Michael Jenkins back out there soon.

I am also in favor of the all black unis or black jersey.

-REEading Rainbow!!!