This is going to sound a little dumb on the surface, but hear me out... The first thing I thought when I saw the Pats in their red throwback jerseys was "THAT's got to be at least a little confusing for Brady". After all, all of his experience has been with blue/white jerseys. Surely subconsciously his brain has wired itself to react quickly to seeing blue/white jerseys moving around and to AVOID other colors. It's got to be SOMEWHAT disruptive to have to remind yourself what color you're throwing to every snap, even if it's at a very subconscious level. It seems reasonable to me therefore that it's possible that the split second decisions that a quarterback has to make could be slowed down by a sudden change of jersey color. These decisions and pattern recognition processes are being made in thousandths of a second. I'd love to take a look back at the stats of teams using different colored jerseys for "throwback" games and see if there is any correlation to below average gameplay. Clearly in the case of this game there were MANY potential reasons for a slow start to the game. No need to flame. This is just a thought. It just seems to me to be risky to change something that Brady is familiar with pointlessly that can only have a potentially negative effect on game play.