The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have undergone a facelift as an organization, changing their logo and helmet for the first time since they ditched “Bucco Bruce” in the 1990′s.
Tonight on NFL Network, the team unveiled the new look helmet, and the team’s website unveiled the new logo for the team.
The new logo features a small change to the skull and crossbones, and updated font for the team’s name.
The helmet underwent bigger changes.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 21, 2014
The logo is bigger and bolder, and the grill is chromed out, and I think it’s a nice update to the Bucs’ look without going overboard. (Thanks to Gil Arcia for tweeting out the helmet image.)
And the Buccaneers are reportedly not done changing their look.
New Buccaneer helmets in 20 minutes. New uniforms released on March 5th. Apparently a color change.
— Justis Mosqueda (@JuMosq) February 21, 2014
The shade of pewter is definitely different, as you can see by comparing against the old helmet, shown below.
So will the uniform simply be altered to match the new shade of pewter, or will there be bigger changes? I suspect it will be more small changes, but with Nike, we could see something a bit more unique to match the unique chrome grill on the helmet.
What do you think of the Buccaneers’ updated look? Are you excited to get new gear with the new logo, or do you think it was an unneeded alteration? Let us know in the comments below.