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Kelly color blind like Fergie

Posted by Chris Brown on June 24, 2011 – 8:14 pm

Leading up to the 2011 uniform unveiling Friday night was an untold uniform story on buffalobills.com about how the club changed the helmet color to help then quarterback Joe Ferguson to better distinguish his receivers from the opposition. Bills HOF QB Jim Kelly had heard this story, and what’s ironic is he too is color blind.

“I’m color blind and I’ve never had any problems with it even though we had red helmets when I played,” said Kelly. 

Kelly said instead of looking at helmets, he distinguished his teammates from the opposition by looking at the jerseys.

“You’re always in dark jerseys and light jerseys and I’ve never had any problems with that,” he said. “Maybe that’s just something somebody brought up and it just went from one person to the other.”


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