When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers changed their uniforms from creamsicle orange to the red and pewter they currently wear, it signaled a change in the franchise. The entire culture of the team changed as the old “Yucks” were left behind and a new, more modern team became an instant contender.
And for the first time since that uniform change in the 1990’s, the Buccaneers will be modifying their outfits ahead of the 2014 season.
According to Warren Sapp on Twitter, he and Gerald McCoy will unveil the new version of the Buccaneers’ helmet on NFL Network on Thursday.
— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) February 18, 2014
The Buccaneers’ current uniform and helmet combo looks just fine, but there may be a good reason for the team to make a change.
The Buccaneers experienced some helmet drama last season, as they were unable to wear their throwback uniforms with alternate helmets due to head injury regulations limiting them to only approved helmets. So is this new helmet going to be designed to better match with an alternate uniform?
The one hint that Sapp provided was that the helmet would have a chrome grill.
We won’t have to wait long to find out just what the helmet will look like. Be sure to tune in to NFL Network on Thursday evening to see it for the first time.
Update: The Buccaneers’ twitter account also revealed that the team’s logo would be undergoing a change as a part of the redesign of the helmet.
What do you think of the upcoming unveiling of an updated helmet and logo #Bucs fans?
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) February 18, 2014