New Fat-Hugging Jerseys Are Destroying NFL Players' Self EsteemErin Gloria Ryan10/05/12 3:20pmFiled to: SportsWeighty MattersFootballNflClothingGettypic92EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThis year, the NFL unveiled new, sleeker uniforms to help the players give each other concussions with less wind resistance. But the Nike jerseys aren't very popular among one subset of football players — large, heavy linemen who complain that the snug fit makes them feel like big fat babies.AdvertisementAccording to the Wall Street Journal, the new design was introduced after a decade of using the same Reebok jerseys. But what Nike calls an improved "Body Contour Fit" is more like a shrunken sausage casing on larger players, many of whom tip the scales at more than 350 pounds. And it's giving some of them a complex.Yes, like a gang of middle school girls upset that the clothes at American Apparel make them look like big fat hookers, NFL linemen are having serious body confidence issues. Lumps are poking out in places that were once thought to be svelte. Stomachs are hanging out of the bottom of the shirts. Self esteems are in tatters.