Pro Football Talk hosts Mike Florio and Myles Simmons were quick to criticize the Washington franchise’s new name and branding on Wednesday.
Florio was much tougher on Daniel Snyder regarding the franchise’s latest announcement and its unveiling on Wednesday. Simmons was not shy about criticizing as he saw fit, but not as fiercely.
Of course, their first criticism was the organization declaring that their championships took place during bad NFL seasons when they were actually Super Bowl champions in the 1982, 1987 and 1991 seasons.
Florio was quick to berate Washington management about not worrying about not having space to add another year because they won’t win another championship anyway.
“I don’t like anything about the new name,” Florio said. “I don’t like anything about the new uniforms. There’s nothing about it that excites me. There’s nothing in there that looks good to me. I think it looks amateurish, it looks sophomore, it looks cheap, and it’s exactly what I would expect a Daniel Snyder-owned organization to offer.
Simmons then replied, “I don’t mind. I much prefer it to Football Team, because I think Football Team sounds like all those words you just said… It’s a football team, I know it’s a football team.
Simmons continued his criticism of the Washington football team (old name), “Finally we have something we can use that’s plural, like every other team in the NFL… The new name kind of sounds like to one of those teams created by Madden and the uniforms kinda look like that too.
Florio went on to say that Ron Rivera was the only good thing the leadership of Washington commanders had for them.
Florio continued, “I’m glad I wasn’t a fan or grew up a fan of the Washington football team because I would have a hard time switching to the new name and new uniforms. That’s all I’m saying.