The Buccaneers unveiled new uniforms today, but they’re still hoping they’ll someday be able to wear their original uniforms again.
Last year, the Bucs had to scrap plans to wear their throwback uniforms when the NFL told teams not to change helmets during the season, for safety reasons. That meant Tampa Bay couldn’t wear its original white helmets with the Bucco Bruce logo for a special throwback game.
But today Buccaneers Co-Chairman Edward Glazer said that he’s hoping the NFL will reconsider that rule, and allow the Bucs to mix in an annual throwback uniform game.
“The throwback uniforms are one of our favorite games of the year,” Glazer said. “They wanted the players to wear the same helmets throughout the whole year [but] we’re hopeful with the NFL that these rules may get changed again because we love our throwback look.”
When the Buccaneers first joined the NFL as an expansion franchise in 1976, their uniforms were often derided as every bit as ugly as the team, which lost its first 26 games. But over time, and as throwback jerseys have become popular, plenty of people have come to love the “Creamsicle” look. The NFL prefers to have players stick with one helmet all year long, but a lot of fans would love to see Bucco Bruce on the field again.