Oakland Raiders to Have Alternate Black Helmets? (Photo)


The Oakland Raiders are one of the most storied franchises in the NFL and have kept a traditional look throughout the years. However, running back Mike Goodson sent out an image on social media that could be showing a sign of change for the Raiders.

Goodson sent out this picture of a black helmet:

It’s unlikely that the Raiders will go to an all-black helmet and it could even be that this helmet was simply a concept, but the idea of Oakland rocking an all-black alternate uniform is something that could excite fans.

An all-black look would fit the Raiders persona perfectly, but there is one minor change I would make to the helmet.

Instead of going with the current logo that has a black background, the Raiders should roll with the throwback AFL logo that features a silver background. That logo would pop much more on the black helmet.

Again, there is nothing to suggest that the Raiders will be wearing these at anytime next season, but it would be nice to see the team liven things up with an alternate look.

What do you think of the black helmets and potential all-black alternate look? If you’re a Raiders fan, would you be comfortable moving away from tradition for one or two games a year for an updated, fresh look? Let us know your thoughts on the idea by sounding off in the comments section.

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  • http://twitter.com/bluenotebacker Sean Jeffries

    Curious to know what prompts you to say “It’s unlikely…” when someone has obviously created the helmet. It could be nothing more than an elaborate hobby-job by the player, but that seems a stretch. Curious to know what you base your opinion on there.

    I’d love to see the Raiders go all-black with their uniforms.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

      I would love the all-black helmet, but the sense is that this is just a concept or promotional helmet. A lot of colleges use concept helmets to bring in recruits and the Raiders could just have a few concept looks of their own to excite potential free agents. It’s just really hard to see the Raiders straying from tradition, but trust me, I’d love to see the look.

  • disqus_1oxl0DxEGo

    I completely agree, an all black uniform with a silver background for the logo would make the uniform perfect.

  • Josh

    Absolutely not. The Raiders uniforn needs no change. Tradition is what makes the Raiders..well………Raiders. Leave it alone!!!

  • DF Rellom

    that is awesome!!! Not make a weekly thing, but once in a while. throwback sunday or something…..beast!!

  • http://twitter.com/SeniorRaider Jose Villarreal SR.

    By No Means! The Big Bad Raiders already standout in their Silver & Black Elegance & have the Best Helmet in the NFL .;{

  • http://www.facebook.com/elbrowno Rudy Ponce

    I would buy it, but I don’t want our team playing a game with it.

  • Jeff Overstreet

    “Change you can believe in”.

  • Raider Nation

    I would love to see this. I’ve been a firm believer, with the success of college football’s multiple jerseys, the Raiders should do something with their uniforms to excite fans and potential fans.

    I would go as far as black pants as well. The all black look would fit the Raiders and our “Black Hole.” I’m all for tradition but we have blocked off seats, not only for safety purposes but for NFL blackout rules too. Something new may generate excitement.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jay.alread Jay Alread

    I would love this make it happen it would give are team a new look to go with all are changes of building are loved Raider Team.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.faller.1 Richard Gene Faller

    If you want to livin things up just win some damn games! (Throwback logo rocks)

  • disqus_V3lF40OBnx

    Yes go with the Black Helmet .. All of my friends think its Bad Ass

  • snow_tracks

    what a piece of junk…neanderthalis

  • http://www.facebook.com/brendtonb Brendt Brown

    Who knows? Looks like a locker room in the reflection…

  • vincent smith

    I would love to see them in all black, good look

  • larry

    Ya im all for the black uniforms im all about raider tradition but we need a change. When the bucs changed there uniforms they went to the sb. It seems to boost moral, its kinda like a fresh start