The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be unveiling their new uniforms on Wednesday, but decided to give the world a sneak peak on Monday with the release of a picture of running back Doug Martin in the new look. Despite the picture, the uniforms are actually dark pewter, not black.
Last month the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept everyone in suspense for days with their updated logo design unveiling, eventually showcasing the new helmet and modified logo
on the NFL Network in prime time. It was also announced that a new
uniform design was coming on Wednesday, March 5.
But for the release of the
new uniforms, this time the team couldn’t wait, and on Monday morning,
revealed photos of their new look. For those thinking it would be just a
tweak, they were wrong.
The new Bucs uniforms are a drastic
change from the standard red and white jerseys worn since 1997. The
Buccaneers team website revealed details on the uniform design.
base uniform color has been energized with richer pewter, juxtaposed
with a brighter, more vibrant shade of "Buccaneer Red". In homage to the
Buccaneers' early uniforms, the look also features "Bay Orange" as a
new primary trim color and accent on both the jersey and the pants.
Tampa Bay also becomes the first NFL franchise to incorporate a
revolutionary reflective chrome border around the numbers on the front,
back and shoulders. The chrome border incorporates a technologically
advanced reflective coating that adds a new dimension, increased
readability and a unique glow to the numbers.
Custom name and
number fonts feature beveled edges inspired by historical Buccaneer
blade carvings, echoing the modern industrial design inspiration. The
team's white jerseys sport pewter sleeves and shoulders with red
numbers, while the red jerseys also feature pewter sleeves and shoulders
but with white numbers on the body and red numbers on the shoulders--
adding an extra element of energy to the evolved Buccaneer identity.
team's secondary logo, a powerful wooden ship fueled by wind-filled
sails, is similarly refined to convey the Bucs' relentless energy. The
redesigned wooden ship is positioned on the right shoulder and the
abbreviated "BUCS" moniker on the left. The enhanced flag is proudly
displayed on both the right and left hip of the pant.
Buccaneers co-chairman Edward Glazer commented on the new look.
marks the culmination of more than two years of research and planning
to bring the Tampa Bay Buccaneers into a new and exciting era of our
history," Glazer said. "We worked closely with our partners at Nike to
design a uniform that would set the standard for both design and
functionality. The result is a sleek, modern design that honors our
championship past while also establishing a new, bolder identity moving
A previously scheduled press event on Wednesday, March
5, has been replaced in favor of an exclusive, Buccaneers Season Pass
Members-only event featuring the first live viewing of the new uniforms.
Further details will be provided at a later date according to
Buccaneers.com. A photo gallery of high-resolution imagery and
additional information regarding the team's new look will be released at
2:00 p.m. ET on both Buccaneers.com and Nikeinc.com.
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