In something that appears to be the fusing of a 1980’s alarm clock and Nike’s overzealous, then-recent overtaking as the NFL’s official uniform provider in 2012, the newest version of Tampa Bay’s uniforms that the Bucs debuted in 2014 has been oft criticized by fans across the nation. But according to an article published by SportingNews on Tuesday, they aren’t the worst that the league currently has to offer.

When ranking the uniforms of all 32 teams, the Bucs landed toward the bottom of the pack at 26th. While Twitter and other forms of social media crowds might tell you otherwise, surprisingly the Bucs didn’t even land at the bottom of their division.

Bucs WR Mike Evans and TE Cameron Brate – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR

Houston, Arizona, Carolina, Cleveland and New England rounded out the worst-of-the-worst below the Buccaneers, according to the article’s author, Todd Haislop.

“These uniforms are bad, but at least they’re unique,” Haislop said. “The Bucs have some of the best helmets in the NFL, with the chrome facemasks looking great against the pewter helmets and red logo.”

Haislop praised the team’s all-red color rush uniforms, while criticizing the mind-boggling font selection and suggesting a “lose it completely or go all in” approach to the team’s creamsickle accent.

See the rankings for all 32 teams here.

 

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30 COMMENTS

  1. Among the many issues with our uniforms – way too many colors – is the very key issue that “we had the best uniforms in all of professional sports and threw them away for no reason”. Bucco Bruce is objectionably the greatest sports logo of all time. Florida orange is not only a great color on its on, but for a team from Florida….no brainer! We need to go retro (bring back Bucco bruce and the Florida orange), with some slight modern upgrades.

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  2. Darn it – we need that edit button back. Bucco Bruce is unquestionably the best logo of all time!

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  3. Never liked the current uniforms and never understood why we changed them. You won the Super Bowl in the previous uniforms so why would you want to honor that? Either do a modern version of the classic orange and red or go back to the Dungy era uniforms. Chuck these sh!tty alarm clock unis.

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  4. No surprise here. Agree with @sector2814 that we should go back to the Dungy era uniforms, maybe some minor refresh. Helmet are good to go.

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  5. Never Liked the Creme-cycle Orange, the softest looking uniforms I have ever seen with a feminine looking pirate. Those bring back horrible memories as well and so do the new ones, either go back to the super bowl uni’s maybe even with the existing helmet or complete redo.

    I know we all have different tastes but mostly everyone liked the superbowl uniforms, not all can agree with the Orange disaster and the current ones which are to busy with the horrible alarm clock numbers.

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  6. We lost the rugged edge that the Dungy/Gruden Bucs’ wore! The accents on the logo helmet, the darker red on the jersey, the leggings were fine…but the worst crime of all is that stupid font they changed it too, it looks just as bad as our defense has been the past 6 years!

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  7. We have the best helmets in the NFL. I’m not a fan of the orange, it doesn’t fit with the pewter and red. I would like to see more pewter and red used. I like our color rush uniforms but i think it would be awesome looking if they switched to all pewter with red accents for the color rush at least once

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  8. I’ve seen a color rush with pewter everywhere and except for the alarm clock numbers, I thought they looked killer.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/buccaneers/comments/537503/pewter_colorrush_concept/

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  9. Also like this style of numbers from the old practice jerseys in the dungy/gruden days…

    http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Shelton+Quarles/Tampa+Bay+Buccaneers+Training+Camp/c1O_9Vc4dfX

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  10. Let’s just go all in. Bring back the cream sickle uni’s!

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  11. Orange was hideous. Liked the Dungy/Gruden era ones. Never liked new ones and didn’t like the change at all. If they win though I don’t care what they wear! Lol.

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  12. @bigsombrero I like those pewter jerseys. Those should just be our full time jerseys!

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  13. Whoever defended the uniforms, I’ve got some swamp land I’d like to sell you.

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  14. I will agree I like the helmets, which is a testament to how much I hate the rest of the uniform because I truly hate these G#@d%^* uniforms. The helmets are the only thing that saves them from being the worst in the league on my list. I would put them ahead of only the Cardinals and Browns. The Cardinals are trapped because it’s impossible to make a Cardinal look cool or intimidating. The Browns come in last for being called the Browns and having orange and white uniforms…like we don’t know the color brown when we see it.

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  15. I always try to see the good in things, so I’m going to believe we are closer to this uniform’s end-of-life than not. That’s the only positive view I can take with the uniforms.

    Can’t wait to see the inevitable new design in the future.

    Have a good day everyone!

    Go Bucs!

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  16. Our uniforms are hideous..never understood why we made the change from the 2000’s uniforms..they were fine and if they wanted to make some changes, they could have tweaked it just a tad bit. Thought it would just take time for the new ones to grow on me, but it really hasn’t and I still hate the digital numbers on it. Nothing to be mad about with what the article says, we do have one of the worst ones.

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  17. Straight up guys no chaser here..I could give less than a fiddlers F*** about our uniforms. Really. Dressing for success does not apply in the trenches or gridiron. As the great Lombardi once said, All that matter in this league is WINNING. Bu any means necessary. They can wear pink underwear for all I care. Win guys. I and you are sick and *am tired of being cellar dwellers. Feel Like we been tied to the Whippin Post for eons. WIN!!!

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  18. I grew up with the Orange popsicle uniforms and I thought they were absolutely putrid. I loved the Pewter and Red, and even the newest versions. I definitely do not think they are among the league’s worst.

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  19. Seems this guy was a total homer anyways with Cowboys #1. I’ll take our uniform everyday of the week twice on Sundays vs Cowboys with that ugly blue star stuck on the side of my helmet.
    Honestly I don’t know who they polled to get there rankings but the Dolphins 😂 really a fish with a helmet that ranks ahead of my Bucs, Okay now I get it!

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  20. Not among the worst – they are the worst.

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  21. Hopefully, the Glazers don’t hire a shoe company again to design a uniform. Put it out as a PR contest and let fans and agencies submit designs… post the top 3 and let fans vote on the unis.

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  22. I like all of those other team uniforms listed below ours.
    How can you dislike the Panthers and not the Lions. They are virtually the same.
    And the Cowgirls?
    No to the Creamsickles and Bucco Bruce although the Dophins won two Super Bowl with the happy smiling Dolphin on the side of their helmets.
    I can’t belief I am spending time writing this.

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  23. Did someone say the Bucco Bruce was the best of all time? Everyone couldn’t wait to get rid of it! Nothing wrong with our current jerseys (although I don’t like the color rush)
    Win some games & everyone will be quiet. Maybe. Ok doubtfully

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  24. Bucs have the worst uniforms. Patriots uniforms are from the 90s where a lot of popular uniforms are still used to this day.

    Cardinals uniform is actually good when some black is used.

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  25. If we had ownership that cared they would have seen that better unis were made for the team. Yhey need to lose the red flag and just have the skull and cross bones on the helmet. A lot of the ugliness is trying to mix pewter with red. Pewter is a boring color. The Bengals have uglu unis too and I don’t see how they ranked 14.

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  26. I’ve mentioned here before that I was fortunate enough to be a member of one of the focus groups when the team went from Bucco Bruce to the Dungy/Gruden era ones that most everyone likes. No such luck when they went from those championship uniforms to the Nike inspired ones that I still don’t like.

    Sadly, the current ones are slowly becoming synonymous with losing which is contributing to my dislike. At least they aren’t florescent green like the Seahawks, or in our case florescent orange. Goodness knows after a loss, we don’t want to stand out in the crowd any more.

    I do like our logo and helmet.

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  27. Opinions are like a certain body part – everyone’s got one.

    The author of the analysis gave us his opinion, and it is just as valuable as anybody else’s opinion, which is to say, pretty much worthless. Ranking the uniforms of teams is simply a stupid exercise. A team’s fanbase either likes its uniforms, or doesn’t. That is all that matters.

    That being said, it seems pretty evident that if the Bucs franchise did a thorough survey of its fanbase, which has been steadily shrinking since Old Man Glazer had his stroke, that the current uniforms are mostly loathed. Bet on it. Ditto with the original creamsickle Bucko Bruce unis. The only uniform that the fans really bought into was what Old Man Glazer came up with in the mid 1990s right after he bought the team

    It would seem that the smart thing to do is to go back to that uniform with perhaps some mild updating. But of course the Baby Glazers all landed on the other side of the moon, about as far as one can get from the old apple tree. They’ve effed up everything else since they took over, and there is no sign they are capable of learning from their non-stop errors in mismanaging the Buccaneers franchise.

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  28. @dman My main point was who in their right mind thought the current uniforms were an improvement over the Dungy era unis? Add to that the team wore the Dungy era uniforms the one time they had a winning tradition and had at least a little respect in the NFL. What mentally challenged Bucs executive thought “Fnck a winning tradition! What this team needs digital clock numbering!”? Sometimes I think that since the Glazers bought Manchester United, they are purposely tanking so they can move the team to the UK when the lease at RayJay has expired. It is the only logical justification for some of these boneheaded decisions they make.

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  29. Only real version I like is the red color rush uniforms. Though I like pewter regarding the helmets, I also prefer going back to the old school orange. Back in the day my grandmother was on the news for having a buccaneers orange room with memorabilia and when they changed the uniforms, it pissed her off so much, she gave up her season tickets she had since 76 and does not watch to this day. My uncle was also “The bad Buc” if anyone remembers those days. End of the day, we need to see more of the orange. Maybe make all home games throw back games and road games the other uniform i.e. color rush red.

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  30. There was really no reason to change the uniforms this last time. However, these uniforms wouldn’t be nearly as bad as people think, if they changed the alarm clock font…

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