NFL Teams Looking to Create New Identities with the Draft

April 28, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Philosophers will tell you that identity is a shifting, overdetermined, social construction, but the identity of a football team consists of something slightly more concrete, molded from a combination of the franchise's best players and a consensus narrative about the nature of the team's play.
Whether it's the Purple People Eaters or The Greatest Show on Turf, some identities leave a lasting impression. For these eight teams, they're all looking either to return to the successful dynamic of a previous identity or break out from the nondescript doldrums that go along with, say, losing 14 games and getting the top pick.
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