Cleveland debuted new brown pants Monday night against the New York Giants, not a spur-of-the-monent decision. But plenty must be tweaked if the Browns are going to wear them in the regular season.
Some players (including backup quarterback Brady Quinn, linebacker David McMillan and cornerback Eric Wright) wore white socks and had them pulled up nearly to their knees, a look too reminiscent of Jim Thome. Others had tall black (or very dark brown) socks, which blended in with the brown for a more svelte look. Some had a tiny line of white sock in between the brown and the black.
Purists and long-time Browns fans may have been appalled.
Apparently the NFL's uniform police don't start working until the regular season. The Browns are also asking for feedback on their web site before they make a final decision.