You are correct. Blue was the official color of the Revolutionary Army . Red was the enemy's color.
However,the original red jerseys actually looked cool. While the Bledsoe-era unis were ugly as he'll.
What I'd like is keep the exact original unis-full shoulder circle-pat patriot on helmet but navy blue jerseys instead of red.
As for the losing,yeah there's that. But mid-late 70's had some good years.