Buccaneers COO: Return of creamsicle uniforms “not a question of if, it’s just when”

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Thursday’s decision by the league to ditch the one-helmet rule has sparked plenty of fascination regarding the uniforms that NFL teams could embrace. One of the first ensembles that comes to mind are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers creamsicles, which the players wore from 1976 through 1995.

Before Thursday’s new rule came to light, Buccaneers COO Brian Ford told reporters that, someday, the throwbacks will be back.

“It’s very important to our fan base, as well as the Glazer family and our entire organization,” Ford said, via Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times. “We love to kind of reminisce and play some ’70s and ’80s music and bring out the big pom-poms and the creamsicle. So it’s not a question of if, it’s just when, and we’ll definitely keep you posted.”

Here’s the one fact that most have overlooked: Although teams have until July 31 to adopt a second helmet for 2022, it’s too late to submit to the league a uniform change for 2022. Thus, unless the Bucs wants to wear their Bucco Bruce helmets with one of their red-and-pewter configurations, the old-school helmets won’t be back until the old-school uniforms can return, in 2023.

The Bucs last wore the Bucco Bruce uniforms in 2012. At the earliest, they’ll be back in 2023.

7 responses to “Buccaneers COO: Return of creamsicle uniforms “not a question of if, it’s just when”

  1. In all honesty, why would the Bucs want to remember or celebrate anything from the
    70’s and 80’s?

  2. “Although teams have until July 31 to adopt a second helmet for 2022, it’s too late to submit to the league a uniform change for 2022.”

    So why doesn’t the league extend the uniform changes for the 2022 season to the helmet cutoff date?

    Seems an obvious fix and easy to do

  3. Those uniforms aren’t that bad, there are much worse ones in the league.

  4. Those creamsicle Bucs uniforms were ahead of their time. They look great! Far superior to that pewter and puke uniform they wear now! What in the hell is pewter!? Something that was concocted in a dark, evil lab!?

    When I see them, I think of Bucs greats Coach John McKay, Doug Williams, Ricky Bell and LeRoy Selman. They were in the NFC Championship game in their second season wearing those uniforms.

    From this Saints fan, I welcome those unis. They are very vibrant and niiiice!

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