The Houston Texans will be showing up in style to their Monday Night Football match-up against the New England Patriots courtesy of some brand new gear which showed up in the player’s lockers on Friday. Nose tackle Shaun Cody was the mastermind behind the Letterman jacket idea and it was executed quite well by the Texans director of equipment services Jay Brunetti. The entire team is planning on wearing the jackets when travel to New England Sunday morning.
The jackets are predominantly Deep Steel Blue with the Texans’ logo over the left breast. On the right sleeve just above the elbow is each player’s number stacked on top of his position group – LB, DL, DB, WR, etc. – in white lettering with red outline. Barwin said the jackets will soon have patches on the left arm to commemorate the Texans’ 2011 AFC South title for players who were on the team last season. Captains also will get patches on the left sleeve.
The Texans will add more patches for any future division titles and conference and Super Bowl championships. The idea is to “kind of build a tradition the longer you’re here, the more patches you get on your jacket,” Barwin said.