Fans have been clamoring for a return to the “Throwback Game” where the Bucs breakout the creamsicle uniforms and the winking Bucco Bruce.

Unfortunately for fans and the organization, NFL rules have put a stop to the tradition due to their one helmet per season rule.

Former Bucs WR Vincent Jackson

Former Bucs WR Vincent Jackson – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

On Thursday, Bucs chief operating officer Brian Ford spoke to select media members about the upcoming training camp schedule but also gave us an opportunity to ask other questions. asked Ford specifically about the throwback game and if it might happen in 2021.

“The safety of our players is the No. 1 reason and the changing of the helmet, but we are very optimistic as technology enchantments come about we will be able rekindle that,” Ford said. “It won’t be this season. We don’t have anything to announce on that. But I assure you it’s not if, it’s just when. It’s very important to our fan base as well as to the Glazer family and our entire organization. We love to just kind of reminisce and kind of play some 70’s and 80’s music and bring out the big pom poms and bring out the creamsicles.

“So it’s not a question of if, its just when and we will definitely keep you posted.”

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Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, the beach and family time.Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]
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11 months ago

Another year of hearing fans complain it won’t be this season!

10 months ago

I enjoyed bringing back those memories, the Swashbucklers and digging up my #43 ECKWOOD jersey. Funny thing is, when I see the player numbers I start to believe #54 is Batman Wood instead of Lavonte David. Maybe if i drove a Delorean.