Carolina will wear the new black helmets with black jerseys, pants and socks against Atlanta on Thursday Night Football.
On Nov. 10 against Atlanta, he might be playing the villain for a change.
The Panthers defensive end can’t wait for the debut of the team’s long-anticipated alternate black helmets on Thursday Night Football against the Falcons. And with the pairing of the new helmets with all-black color rush uniforms, Burns expects a different energy.
“Sometimes guys tap into an alter ego depending on what they’re wearing,” he said. “Whenever a team wears all black, or black accessories, it just brings out that dog in them, the evil side.
“When I saw this, I was like, ‘This will be tough.’ Especially on defense, they call us the dark side anyway, so it brings it all together.”
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