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Titans Have Mixed Opinions on "Smurf Look"



PITTSBURGH –** It's better to play good than look good.

The Titans are hoping they'll do both on Thursday Night Football when they break out their light blue Color Rush uniforms again vs the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"I love the baby blues," Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey said. "I think they are one of our best uniforms. Some guys don't like it – they think it makes us look like powder puffs, but, hey, I love it.

"And I think it makes me look a little slimmer in the powder blue."

The Titans will be decked out in the light blue uniforms from head-to-toe – jerseys, pants, and socks.

The Steelers will be in all black.

Tackle Taylor Lewan likes the look as well. In the team's other games this season, they'll wear either navy or white.

"The Smurfs," Lewan said with a smile, referring to the fictional colony of small blue creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest. "When you look at us, it's pretty self-explanatory – we look like Smurfs. But the Smurf look is solid. I don't mind it. I think it is a pretty rad deal.

"Hey, it's fun to switch it up every once in a while and have those funky uniforms. I think it's pretty cool, I really do. I think you'll find some guys love them, and other guys hate them. Personally, I don't really care too much about what I am wearing during the game, but I do think it's fun."

In 2015, eight NFL clubs took the field in Color Rush uniforms. Last year, the NFL unveiled Color Rush uniforms for all 32 NFL clubs. Each club's Color Rush uniform takes inspiration from both its current and historic uniform colors and designs, combined with progressive innovation that will set the tone for the future of the game and light up Thursday Night Football.

Count Titans tight end Delanie Walker among those not carried away with the look.

But he'll like them better if the Titans win.

"I hate them – they are ugly," Walker said with a smile. "They are just too bright for me – I don't like it. But hey, that's just me.

"The most important thing is how we play (wearing) them."

Titans Online looks back at the all-time series between the Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photos)

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