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Taylor Lewan clowns on Titans’ Color Rush unis: ‘We look like Smurfs’

The Tennessee Titans face the Pittsburgh Steelers on “Thursday Night Football” in Week 11. And as is the custom, both teams will be rocking their respective Color Rush uniforms.

The Steelers to a man seem pretty pumped up about their alternate unis.

The Titans, meanwhile? Um, not so much. Just ask Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan.

Even though Lewan feels Titans players resemble the blue forest creatures created by Peyo that stand three apples high, all kidding aside, he actually digs the look. To an extent.

“The Smurfs,” Lewan said with a smile, via the team’s official site. “When you look at us, it’s pretty self-explanatory – we look like Smurfs. But the Smurf look is solid. I don’t mind it. I think it is a pretty rad deal.

“Hey, it’s fun to switch it up every once in a while and have those funky uniforms. I think it’s pretty cool, I really do. I think you’ll find some guys love them, and other guys hate them. Personally, I don’t really care too much about what I am wearing during the game, but I do think it’s fun.”

Titans tight end Delanie Walker didn’t hold back when expressing his opinion.

“I hate them – they are ugly,” Walker said, smiling. “They are just too bright for me – I don’t like it. But hey, that’s just me.

“The most important thing is how we play (wearing) them.”

As Walker notes, once the players take the field, the uniforms matter little, no matter how garish. Still, in keeping with the Smurfs theme, let’s just hope for the Titans’ sake the Steelers aren’t the NFL version of Gargamel and Azrael. Or something.