By John Turney
We've posted that the Raiders equipment manager liked to tweak the color of the Raiders helmets from year to year, but that didn't occur with the Lions helmets.
Here is a display of some NFL game-used helmets. Not the Lions color compared to the Seahawks, Cowboys (that has a blue hue) and Raiders.
And the off-color seemed to be a theme in lots of NFL helmet products as well.
Here is 1970s helmet plaque:
And a Rawlings kids helmet:
There was something to it as you can tell from these shots, there is a slight gold tone or hue to them:
Dr. Del Rye of Helmet Hut.com was asked if the Lions ever wore gold
But, that never explained to us why the 1970s helmets