Titans usher in new era with uniform unveiling

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The Tennessee Titans are heading into their 20th season in Nashville sporting a new look.

The Titans unveiled the first major redesign of their uniforms in two decades Wednesday night with quite a party of a fashion show.

The team blocked off two city blocks on honky tonk row for the event being capped with a concert by Florida Georgia Line.

Titans stars Marcus Mariota, Taylor Lewman, Kevin Byard, Delanie Walker, Brian Orakpo, and Jurrell Casey took the stage with the new uniforms. 

Controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk gave some tips at the NFL owners meetings, noting all her friends in Tennessee and Texas have been trying to get her to spill what the uniforms will look like.

She only promised a “significant” change to the uniforms first introduced in April 1999 as part of the franchise’s switch from the Tennessee Oilers and the old Houston Oilers’ logo and uniforms.

“You take our name, the Titans, and in Greek mythology they were gods, giant gods,” Strunk told the team website. “The thing that Nike started from the beginning was Titans, it’s superiority. So we wanted that feel. It is going to be what you think of a Titan.”

The Titans’ uniforms went through very minor tweaks in 2012, with Nike unveiling some new technology, but essentially the look remained the same.

Tennessee had been teasing the new uniforms for weeks after the loss to New England in the divisional round of the playoffs before firing coach Mike Mularkey and then hiring new coach Mike Vrabel .

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