Bucs Officially Suggest A Uniform Change Is Coming

February 12th, 2020

Yes, the Buccaneers’ uniforms make them a laughing stock more than the kind Greg Schiano referred to years ago.

They’re bad and, rather than admit it and pay whatever it took to change it quickly, the Bucs have been promoting these crimes against innocent fans since 2014.

Joe remembers the day the current uniforms were revealed. Joe panned them on these pages, which prompted a frustrated phone call from someone high up on the food chain at One Buc Palace. It was rather ballsy from the dude. Joe simply asked the guy, “Are you asking Joe to pretend to like the uniforms?”

The response was a plea to give the uniforms a chance.

And here we are.

Today, the Bucs sent out a cryptic video that multiple times highlights newspaper headlines (old and recent) about new uniforms. You can watch it below.

Good luck, Bucs!

Joe suspects if new uniforms are coming, they are already ready to roll. And if a new team slogan is being worked on, Joe certainly hopes the Bucs marketing department, whose effectiveness rivals the team’s rushing attack, seeks real-world feedback to see if the slogan(s) connects with fans. Joe would be happy to gather volunteers to participate in a focus group.

119 Responses to “Bucs Officially Suggest A Uniform Change Is Coming”

  1. Robert Says:

    PLEASE MAKE IT SO. It got us a SB last time!

  2. MidwestBucsFan Says:

    This is great news. The team took a perfectly good uniform in 2014 and changed our attire us league-wide (national? international?) laughing stocks.

    Glad they’re admitting their mistake and moving on.

  3. Buc believer Says:

    Good God PLEASE don’t let Darcy design it again!

  4. Bruce Blahak Says:

    ORANGE THROWBACKS!!!!!

  5. lowercaseg Says:

    PLZ THANK YOU JESUS

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I haven’t bought Bucs merchandise since the current ones arrived. And that includes game tickets. Been boycotting until they get rid of them.

    I hope the spray paint is not a clue though. Red and Black?

    Return to Blood Red and Pewter!!!!!!

  7. Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    Who cares?

    Just win

    Seattle and Denver have worse uniforms and no one complained when they win a title

  8. footballjunkie Says:

    Effective video, good idea and great news!

    Question is..will the ownership’s hand in offseason moves needed aggressively, support/mimic the new mantra coming in 2020 along with new uniforms??! Something like “bold new era”. Something along those lines, and emphasizing no more Winston.

    Make some massive moves, ownership. BA’s time is running out.

  9. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    And bring back the Pirate number font!

  10. Buccernutter Says:

    Gil Arcia just posted an article saying to move on it’s not happening.

    HA!

  11. Marine Buc Says:

    Good. Our uniforms are ugly and we haven’t won a playoff game with them. It’s a new day in Tampa Bay!!!

  12. Mr. Reality Says:

    Yes, the call was from the same guy who told me to give Jameis Winston a chance. And that’s done too.

  13. martinii Says:

    I read yesterday that the league only allows 3 per year and it’s NOT our year.

  14. Marine Buc Says:

    I would like to return to the pewter and blood red. Those uniforms were killer and we won the Super Bowl with them. Remember the Super Bowl? Remember the playoffs? Remember winning seasons? It’s been so long it almost feels like a dream…

  15. pelbuc Says:

    Bucs went from best uniforms to worse. Time to give fans a uniform they can appreciate. BTW, Dark Brown does not equal pewter. Please get rid of the 80’s Burger King colors. I would put a small Bucco Bruce logo on the shoulders.

  16. Cobraboy Says:

    Hate the current ones.

    But think about the current uni’s being “throwbacks.” Ugh…

  17. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Hell yes!

    Finally!

  18. El Buco Realisto Says:

    The franchise is in shambles and some of the sheep are worried about colors????????????

    go bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Jmarkbuc Says:

    I haven’t purchased one piece of Bucs Gear since the current uniforms came out..and there was a time when I couldn’t get enough gear.

    Time for a change

  20. Dr. Buc Says:

    Goosebumps

  21. Buccernutter Says:

    I can almost guarantee all signs indicate it will be the old unis with a tweak of modernization.

    I CAN’T WAIT.

    BTW all the people that state they just want to win regardless of what we wear. Guess what? WE ALL DO! That’s soo irrelevant. I wouldn’t mind looking good while we play good too. Trust if we’re still losing, nobody is going to be okay simply cuz we look cool. Stop with the idiotic, common sense posts. SMH

  22. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    Epic style of announcement, excited in deed

  23. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ Well said, Buccernutter. There is always THAT GUY in the crowd.

    “Well, what do the uniforms have to do with our play?”
    Shut the F up, please.

    Sorry.
    Too aggressive?…. lol

  24. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Definitely LOOKING FORWARD to what comes of this.

  25. Marine Buc Says:

    @ El Buco

    Are you a troll or what? 7-9 is not a team in “shambles”. BA has the ship turned in the proper direction.

  26. Sport Says:

    El Pessimisto – I accidentally read your post – please find another team, because you clearly aren’t watching the Bucs.

    Please tell us the team you think fits your mold, I’ll then find you a corresponding message board for you to go ruin with your tired, bitter takes and excessive use of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In BA I Trust!

  27. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Wow, Sport!!

    You somehow got those exclamation points to go right out of the comments box.

    That’s awesome, lol! — That definitely made the point.

  28. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    As long as there is a new starting QB I good with the new uni’s

  29. Soberinsac Says:

    Thank god…I collect jerseys I have over 75 authentic jerseys. I have 9 authentic from the Bucs my favorite team. From D. williams to Brooks pro bowl jersey in 2000, to a very old Dilfer starter jersey, S. Rice, Sapp, E. Rhett and a few more. I never bought a single one of these since they came out in 2014. Too ugly fornthe price. Now ill wait and find a brand new one my size 56 for 20.00 on ebay and keep it for posterity. Good riddance

  30. Pewter power Says:

    The franchise is in shambles really? You think the players like them? Ask oj Howard again. Stop being dramatic

  31. BucFanFromOH Says:

    Wow looks like they are gonna incorporate orange in the new uni. I hope they do!

  32. Buccernutter Says:

    Demon

    Ha! I can almost script what some fans are going to say. Do people really think fans care more about unis than winning?

    SMH

    Maybe we should be more aggressive.

  33. SappAttack Says:

    I never hated the red aways or red color rush from the current designs, but the white looked awful. Our home, white uniforms are top 3 worst in the NFL. I collect jerseys and I couldn’t do it. Excited to have a new scheme to collect! Hope we nail it this time

  34. Anonymous Says:

    I would be so happy would wash alota bucs issues away lol

  35. SammyRebel Says:

    So from the looks of the video it looks like they’re going back to the original red and pewter but something tells me we’re getting creamsicle alternates

  36. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    Soberinsac…… I have a like new Hargraves III jersey i can give you for free….lol

    wish i was kidding.

  37. Cobraboy Says:

    Looks like some creamsicle highlights in that video.

  38. BrianBucs Says:

    A new QB and new uniforms would be a GREAT way to go into the 2020 season!!!!!
    Personally I would like Superbowl era unis with a modern twist or two

  39. pick6 Says:

    almost any likely change would be an improvement, but don’t lose the battle flag. the ship can be featured more but i hope it does not replace the battle flag as the primary logo

  40. Bobby Buc Says:

    Fantastic news! Come on Glazers make the new uniforms orange or bring back the throwbacks.

  41. miken Says:

    Man, Gil says yesterday, no new uniforms, so we should have known there would be new uniforms.

  42. bucsfan951 Says:

    el buco: at least we can lose in style haha

  43. adam from ny Says:

    omg that was a corny clip of a fake graffiti/street artist… 🙂

    well at least they’ll be tweaking the unis…

    i’m hyped for the all pewter color rush…the all florescent red was rough on the eyes…

    more orange is needed on the unis and if sticking with red, go back to the superbowl uniform red…

  44. Tye Says:

    It is great news!
    So hope whoever r designed these is not helping design the new ones..
    I would have to see what can be worse than these current uniforms…
    Hope they go back to the goldish looking pewter.. that dark grey is what really is an eye sore.

  45. adam from ny Says:

    the battle flag and pirate is on point…best in the league…

    the ship is really a secondary logo and should remain that way…

    the pirate’s flag rules without a doubt… best in the league…

    i hope they don’t fugg this up…

    i cringe at bad art dept. decisions, and see it happen all the time

  46. adam from ny Says:

    when they went from bucco bruce to the pirate’s flag, they completely nailed it…

    10/10

    hope they don’t scrap that…it would be sad…the ship logo carries no real impact or weight visually

  47. Buczilla Says:

    Hell yes!

  48. Buc1987 Says:

    Loyaltotheend Section 312 Says:

    “Who cares?”

    10’s of 1000’s of fans …that’s all.

  49. Sharthappens Says:

    Keep the uniforms the same, or at least the colors. I don’t want to have to change my man cave out. Hell, my golf cart is red and pewter.

  50. MTM Says:

    So in 10 years these will be the throw up. I mean throw back jerseys for pre-season games.

  51. unbelievable Says:

    We can only hope so.

    The current ones are so fkn AWFUL!

    As if this team needs anything else to be embarrassed about…

  52. Tampa2ATL Says:

    I care. A lot. Concur with buccernutter original preceding post. Also, my preference (for what it’s worth) would be to avoid awful creamsicles again. Go Bucs!

  53. 813bucboi Says:

    new uni’s?…..new direction?…..lol….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  54. Snook Says:

    Pretty sure the logo remains the same. It would cost a fortune to have the logo replaced all over the stadium and One Buc Place. Its not happening again after they just did it 6 years ago.

    My prediction – uniforms go back to 1997-2013 basic type style. Current logo stays the same. But with a white helmet so the Bucs can use their throwbacks and still stick to the one helmet rule.

  55. Anonymous Says:

    Joe sign me up as part of the focus group.

  56. DBS Says:

    This probably makes the players happy too. Maybe the owners are listening to the fans.

  57. Richard Dickson Says:

    My dream is the Super Bowl era uniform and logo in the old creamsicle color, but I’ll settle for just changing that stupid number font.

  58. BucEmUp Says:

    I dont guve a crap what they look like.Anything looks good when your winning. Only losers worry about appearances over performance

  59. BucsFan81 Says:

    Maybe they think if they change the uniforms that Winston will actually throw to the right team. Combine this with his eye surgery and we might have a chance of cutting down on this INT if he gets re signed.

  60. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    ^^ BucEmUp, pretty sure that NO ONE here cares more about appearance than performance. We all made that point. — But yes, we do want a better damn uniform. I would be perfectly content to go back to the Super Bowl era uniform.

  61. Smashsquatch Says:

    Yes! Can only hope the paperwork was filed in 2018 and it’s been quietly in the works for some time. If not, it’ll take a while before they can make a change as the NFL has a lengthy approval process. Regardless, this is long overdue. I can’t wait!!

  62. unbelievable Says:

    “My prediction – uniforms go back to 1997-2013 basic type style. Current logo stays the same. But with a white helmet so the Bucs can use their throwbacks and still stick to the one helmet rule.”

    I would be good with this. The 97 – 13 uniforms were the best in the NFL!

    “Joe sign me up as part of the focus group.”

    Same. I’m also a designer so I actually know what I’m talking about.

  63. NPRSageBoy. Says:

    Let’s get a real QB and dump this phoney JayMiss

    Peace, out

  64. DoooshLaRue Says:

    I like our current logo but it needs to be smaller, not as small as the original but maybe split the difference?

  65. Pewter power Says:

    I love the new logo and the size of it no offense to anyone else but hope it stays as is but would love to go back to creamsicle colors

  66. Bobbo Says:

    The biggest issue was the 80s alarm clock font. And use a helmet that can work with the throwbacks.

  67. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    DoooshLaRue Says:
    “I like our current logo but it needs to be smaller, not as small as the original but maybe split the difference?”

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Haha, I was thinking the same thing.
    Split it right down the middle!

  68. Barbosa Says:

    Great news! These uniforms suck and are completely associated with the lost decade.

  69. BeaverSqueezer Says:

    Orange and silver with menacing pirate or skull please!!!

  70. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Do we go back to creamsicle and change the red flag to orange?

  71. Big_Buc$ Says:

    If this is true I hope they go back to the Pewter and Red during the 97-2013 era with small modifications to the logo.

  72. TampaTown Says:

    …The Bucs marketing department, whose effectiveness rivals the team’s rushing attack

    Great line Joe 😂

  73. TampaTown Says:

    Big_Buc$:
    I agree with you completely

  74. JimmyJack Says:

    Why do people want the orange jerseys? We used to get laughed at across the country with them jerseys.

    I don’t care. So long as we don’t get girly colors or something other fans will laugh about. But I do want a uniform change just cause y’all hate them. I’m a conformist.

  75. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I’d rather see wins than worry about the uniforms.

    I could care less, but of course I’m not a metrosexual male like so many are today where fashion is more important than substance.

  76. Buc'n Enough Says:

    The uni’s will have targets painted on the front & back of all the WR’s, TE’s & RB’s unis so they will be easily seen by Jay-Miss

  77. ManzielMadness Says:

    Are these the new unis?

    https://www.buccaneers.com/photos/new-buccaneers-uniform-7134918#7c1a3e63-f29e-40f6-bc84-72c93c6e2a12

    [Hope so but Joe got hoodwinked by this page a couple of weeks ago. — Joe]

  78. IMissLovie Says:

    The uniforms are terrible but they actually look really good as fan jerseys lol

  79. BucsFIRE Says:

    Jean Lafitte Says:
    “I could care less, but of course I’m not a metrosexual male like so many are today where fashion is more important than substance.”

    For the HUNDREDTH TIME… and already said by like 77 people….
    Of course WE ALL CARE MORE ABOUT WINS!!! ##*#*#&#
    But yes we want a uniform change.

    Jesus, Mr. Obvious.

  80. Jean Lafitte Says:

    BucsFIRE

    the metrosexual male comment must’ve gotten your panties in a wad lol

  81. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I actually I don’t hate the current Jerseys that much as I actually like the White ones and the Helmets aren’t bad but the logo is too big and there’s still too much going on.

    But I hope a change happens because the Bucs need a symbol for a fresh start entering the new decade as our current Jerseys only remind me of losing, kickers, free agent busts and Bad defense.

    From Josh Mccown to Mike Jenkins/Tim Jennings and coaches with the last name of “Smith”. The last 6 years of Bucs football was Brutal.

    RIP XFL Bucs Jerseys (2014- 2019)

  82. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    El Buco Realisto Says:
    “The franchise is in shambles and some of the sheep are worried about colors????????????”

    How exactly is the franchise in shambles??? LIES!!!!!!

  83. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    If the LINK (a few posts back) is legitimate…. I don’t have a problem with that ONE BIT. — Much more of a shoutout to the Super Bowl Era, but with a small twist.

    If that is it…….. I will TAKE IT.

  84. Tye Says:

    I see many talking about the helmets being white and an updated Bucco Bruce replacing the pirate flag on helmets.. no idea where they are getting that…

  85. diggler Says:

    Please god bring back some creamsicle orange.

  86. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Tye, I think what some are saying is that they were craving a white version of the current helmet (with current logo)…. so that we could once again occasionally wear the creamsicles (on a throwback day), and the helmet color would still match.

    I can understand that.
    But I think I would still keep the helmet the same, with just slightly smaller logo.

  87. Tbbucs3 Says:

    ManzielMadness

    That link is awesome. But I wonder if the Bucs would change the logo after the marketing they’ve done with the new one. The Bucs need a jersey and logo that symbolizes the glory days.

  88. Tye Says:

    Tampa Bay Demon,
    you’re probably right..
    I just found it strange people talking about changing the logo when that was my first thought watching the video… ‘I sure hope they are not changing the flag logo to a ship on the helmet’.. LoL…

    I agree with you that the current logos need to be dialed back a few measures!

  89. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Click my name to see the perfect helmet design that lets us use Cream or Pewter era uniforms.

  90. Wesley Says:

    Just change the number font and we’ve got amazing uniforms. Don’t over think it Glazers.

  91. Wesley Says:

    @bonzai
    Sorry but that helmet design is god-awful

  92. LuxuryLuggageDelivery4Less Says:

    Joe< I will join the focus group to critique the unforms and slogan

  93. adam from ny Says:

    facts:

    ok we are def not going back to the orange unis…

    however, we will almost definitely have the ability to honor our creamsicle past with the new unis (mainly the helmets)…

    so we can have a throwback game once or twice a year…

    i prefer an orange and pewter uni with red accenting, but we most likely don’t go that route because then youve gotta change everything – and that will cost mad loot…

    they’re definitely not ripping out 65k seats at ray jay to replace them with orange ones…

    to honor both old version uniforms we should go with an orange and pewter mixeroo…

    but that won’t happen…

    we will get a uni tweaking…

    the clock numbers will be gone…maybe we’ll lose those stupid looking shoulder colors like the xlf now has…and we might go to a white helmet, so to swap out logos for bucco bruce on throwback day…

    i think we have pretty much the best helmets in the nfl right now

    a lot goes into play here…

    but, this uni change is most likely a tweaking for throwback day ability, and to improve jersey sales…

    i have never purchased a single jersey with the clock logo

  94. adam from ny Says:

    once again that fake street artist video is absolutely ridiculous…

    the entire video is just wrong wrong wrong…please bucs hierarchy, know what you are doing before you actually do it…take it from someone who actually knows

  95. StAugBuc Says:

    I liked it Bonzai

  96. Ndog Says:

    Next step is they are going to intro the new uniforms while announcing the return of one Jameis Winston.

  97. Clw JB Says:

    Return to glory by bringing back the 2002 uniforms as we play in the first hometown SB ever….that’s the message I got

  98. GetOverIt Says:

    I don’t understand why anyone would want creamsicle orange back as a primary color. Superbowl era uniforms and color scheme are great. The current red is a little brighter than the old red, but that’s okay. Just get rid of the stupid font, remove the pewter shoulder horsesh!t and shrink the helmet logo to somewhere between where it is now and where it was before. That’s gets you 90% there.

  99. Ndog Says:

    I just hope they leave the helmets alone as in my opinion they are the best in the league bar none. We are the only team in the league with pewter helmets, why would we want to have white when so many other teams have them?

    Cardinals, Colts, Bills, Charges and Dolphins all wear white helmets I want our Bucs to be unique.

  100. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    By the way, last off season one of the Glazer boys was asked about changing the uniforms, and he said something was already in the works…so this is something they’ve been planning for a while.

  101. Ugotrobbed Says:

    PLEASE LET IT BE SO!!

  102. oxycondoms Says:

    tom brady making uniform change demands before agreeing to a contract. who wouldve thought the orlando magic would have more orange in the uniforms then the bucs

  103. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    adam from ny Says
    “once again that fake street artist video is absolutely ridiculous…

    the entire video is just wrong wrong wrong…please bucs hierarchy, know what you are doing before you actually do it…take it from someone who actually knows”

    Dude, lol, they don’t have to strive for accuracy.

  104. Juggernautical Says:

    I volunteer as tribute

  105. Pickgrin Says:

    Thank God. Now maybe I can buy Bucs jerseys again.

    Whoever hired/paid Nike for XFL looking trash and approved the current uniforms is not allowed anywhere near the process this time though – right?

    How about letting the fans decide? Go public with 3 different options and let fans vote online for the winning design.

  106. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Also, the end of the video showed ‘Return to Glory’ across the bottom of the art. That is likely a hint of the Superbowl era uniforms.

  107. Mike Johnson Says:

    LMAOhere. Uniform change? PLEASE..Don’t bust me knees. How bout Winning?
    They can play in pink underwear for all I care. Win some GD games please. What is it now 12 yrs without no playoffs? You kidding me? That’s past sorry, that’s outright disgraceful. New uniforms my## !!

  108. Chris Cotten Says:

    It’s going to be the Buccaneer Bruce with the skull face fellas, I love it

  109. Losing hope Says:

    Please stay on this story as much as possible. The unis SUCK!

  110. LongSeason Says:

    Chris Cotten, It will be Coach Bucco Bruce Arians on the helmet wearing his cap. Feather? No Feather? Which look?
    I’d love either the red and Pewter or the Creamsicle.

  111. FlBoy84 Says:

    For years, Joe has talked about Ed Glazer’s role in the uniforms on the Ira Kaufman Podcast.

  112. Pops Malone Says:

    Its frightening to think that one person or group of persons actually approved these current uniforms and thought fans would love it……these same blind idiots are running this football operation…..its absolutely terrifying….bring back the orange unis or the last ones they had and leave it alone you friggin buffoons……..my god, what a bunch of idiots.

  113. adam from ny Says:

    a white helmet just simply wouldn’t work with the superbowl uniform premise…

    it will be a shame to lose our current helmet – it’s the best in the league (yes you can shrink the flag a drop)…

    but i just can’t see how white helmets will look better in any way with a remake of the superbowl unis…

    yet i understand the need for it as to incorporate throwback games…

    the nfl really jammed the bucs up with these helmet nannies

  114. adam from ny Says:

    this is officially the most exciting off season in quite a while!

  115. adam from ny Says:

    what if…

    the bucs mindfugg us all and come out with completely new unis and logos and colors…

    nothing related to anything – a whole new look

    what if…

  116. FlBoy84 Says:

    Posted this elsewhere but thought I’d share it here: Greg Auman found an article over at Bucs Life Media from April 2019 stating new uniforms were coming this season. Not sure how everyone missed it, but it was a really short article, so… Interesting tidbit from it though: “According to our source, Ed Glazer had his hand in the designing of the current uniforms, and this time around, it also said by our insider that he did not have his hand in this new design.” LOL

  117. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    More orange again please. It’s a Florida thing

  118. ManzielMadness Says:

    Yeah I hope the link is correct… be nice to go back to the (mostly) original look.

  119. Bucemup Says:

    In the words of the dad off of Coming to America, “I feel like break dancing”!