Sneak Peek At Uniforms?

March 12th, 2020

Alarm clock fonts gone?

We may have an idea what the Bucs’ new uniforms look like. And if the following is true, it’s a remarkable upgrade from those hideous things law-abiding fans have had to endure since the beginning of the inept Lovie Smith administration.

Paul Lukas, who has written about sports uniforms for ages for BSPN and now has his own site, claims to have seen the new uniforms and through his sources confirmed that what he saw was the real McCoy.

Unfortunately, Lukas was not allowed to take photos. So instead, he got a graphic arts designer to do a mockup, sort of like when crime victims it down with a police artist to produce a portrait of the suspected lawbreaker.

The uniforms were shown to me by an industry source who has requested anonymity. I did a fair amount of vetting to confirm the source’s credibility, and it’s clear to me that what he showed me are indeed the team’s new uniforms. I was not permitted to take photos or other visual documentation, but I was allowed to take detailed notes, so I will give you a point-by-point description of the designs — a fairly easy task, as it turns out, because the designs are very straightforward. As Bucs coach Bruce Arians recently suggested, they are very similar to the Bucs’ Super Bowl-era set.

Basically, the uniforms Lukas describes are very much like the classics the Bucs wore during their glory years. No trace of creamsicle though.

Fittingly, the disgusting practice of “color rush” pukefests the NFL shats on fans with will continue; Lukas claims the Bucs will have a feces-looking (Joe’s term there) all-pewter uniform. Joe’s going to have to concoct a way to cover a game without watching a game unless someone at One Buc Palace wants to reimburse Joe for ophthalmologist expenses.

Most importantly, gone are the alarm clock fonts! So too are the garish solid red socks that burned so many retinas over the years.

So rejoice Bucs fans, common sense has overcome a naked moneygrab.

If the images Lukas has are a correct representation of the new uniforms, these will look really cool — except for the all-pewter child’s pajamas.

96 Responses to “Sneak Peek At Uniforms?”

  1. Ivan The Insider Says:

    Those look stale and lack creativity. Bucs missed a huge opportunity to come up with something new and brandable.

    In my opinion, they should have incorporated orange back into the color branding. Not creamsicle jerseys or anything, but using orange more as an accent color.

  2. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    What i don’t understand after seeing the “alleged” new uniform look, is why no orange accents at all? the 1st video by the bucs clearly show Red, Pewter, and Orange spray paint colors.

  3. BucEmUp Says:

    Ill take all.pewter color rush over the bleeding out ketchup red any day. Now they just need to resign everyone including Jameis

  4. LordCornelius Says:

    Basically they completely failed at creating better new uniforms and are going back to what worked lol.

  5. adam from ny Says:

    the all pewter color rush would be the move joe…but with orange and red accenting…losing the orange was a bad move…it was a necessary accent color……

    now for the helmet???…

    that is the big question pertaining to throwback games etc

  6. Joe Says:

    Basically they completely failed at creating better new uniforms and are going back to what worked lol.

    Imagine that! 🙂

  7. danr Says:

    I love the all pewter when suggested by other mockers.

    Only thing better would be a matte helmet.

  8. Tbbucs3 Says:

    I love it. Don’t forget this is the NFL and not art school. Simplicity is your best option. Ex. Dallas Cowboys, 49ers and KC Cheifs.

    A mix between the new helmet and SB uniforms is perfect. The orange is a supplemental device only why do we want to remember the Yucs?

  9. FlBoy84 Says:

    Agreed LC. Just a rehash of the previous uni, zero points for creativity or style.

  10. D-Rome Says:

    Biggest non-story of the NFL off season. No one would care about alarm clock fonts if the Bucs went to the playoffs or the Super Bowl. I remember when the Rays revealed their new uniforms in 2008. People were up in arms that there was no longer a manta ray as a logo but instead a beam of sunshine. People hated it until the Rays were dominating the division and ended up in the World Series. Now, we wouldn’t have the uniforms any other way.

  11. LordCornelius Says:


    Agree. These are like 99% the old uniforms. Basically just them admitting they failed and don’t know how to re-invent themselves.

    Typical Bucs to sell this as some awesome new thing lol. They are great at over hyping and under-delivering

  12. FlBoy84 Says:

    Only real positive is they aren’t worse than the current ones. Can’t quite grasp why it seems SO hard to design a fresh, modern, good-looking uni, especially when so many out there have come up with some great concepts for free.

  13. Bruce Blahak Says:

    very disappointing….abandoning history and the orange jerseys…

  14. University of Seffner Says:

    Feces-looking pewter uniform 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  15. martinii Says:

    If they resemble the ones The Buc’s wore in the SB I’m all in. No Bucco Bruce Creamsickle magical mystery tour crap.

  16. Jmarkbuc Says:

    Is there a link to the mock up…doesn’t appear on Lukas’ article..for me anyway

  17. Dewey Selmon Says:

    And no change in the helmet, so no throwbacks. Unless our throwbacks are the alarm clock uniforms.

  18. SOEbuc Says:

    F#CK YEAH. A return of the classic reds with some small detail changes. This is what I was hoping the entire time. It will be a tough decision between LVD and Vea on which one I’m going to choose if they’re legit.

  19. adam from ny Says:

    the orange gives the unis and helmet (the little football), the pop the uni’s need…

    did they not hire an art team?…

    hopefully these are just a mock up to the final uni, and they are reading fan feedback for guidance, before delivering the final cut

  20. Totally Exonerated Again Says:

    I’ll take it!

  21. Timbo Slice Says:

    I know I’m probably alone in this one but I like the current uniforms

  22. SeffnerBuc Says:

    I actually like this move. However, one thing I didn’t like back in the day was when they would mix and match the pants with the tops. I especially didn’t like the look of the red tops with white pants. It just didn’t look like they went together.I hope they don’t do that.

  23. SOEbuc Says:

    You guys seriously think the Glazer babies could come up with a cool new design? Get your head out of your a$$. I don’t know how anyone couldn’t be excited about these.

  24. 813bucboi Says:

    im excited…

    last time we got new uni’s, we got a new QB……

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  25. DBS Says:

    If it is like the SB era I’ll take it. They did not need to change it to begin with.

  26. OG.Buclife Says:

    My biggest fear with the new unis. They pulled a “Jacksonville” in my opinion, same colors we’ve used, just a plain and simple design.

  27. I Bleed Pewter Says:

    Sounds the all pewter will look sorta like the University of Tenn’s all grey unis.

  28. I Bleed Pewter Says:

    sounds like

  29. OG.Buclife Says:

    Just no orange at all 😢

  30. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I can live with all pewter color rush. Has to be better than those bright red they were forced to wear.

  31. Robert Says:

    F the orange, I loved those glory days uniforms!

  32. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    OG.Buclife Says
    “My biggest fear with the new unis. They pulled a “Jacksonville” in my opinion, same colors we’ve used, just a plain and simple design.”

    That’s how they were before and they were perfect.

  33. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Screw a new design! I love the blood and pewter!

  34. The Coroner Says:

    Joe – if you only looked at your feces more you would realize it can have multiple colors at one time. Also no creamsicle! 🤪

  35. adam from ny Says:


    so we understand what happened here…

    tom brady and wifey did the redesign

  36. adam from ny Says:


    for instance…

    if they eliminated the orange totally from the unis, wouldn’t the little orange football on the helmet just be weird?

  37. Mister Negative Nancy Says:

    I would like to see that extreme closeup logo back to a normal size, but overall the unis look better. I don’t miss the orange personally.

  38. adam from ny Says:

    i’m not buying in yet that these are the new unis…

    unless the non reaction is the actual reaction they’re looking for…

    it oozes a vibe of incomplete to me…


    there’s gotta be something more to make people ooooh and ahhhh

  39. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Uh the pics are on BucNation.

  40. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    And very uninspired to say the least. They look like the Falcons

  41. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    I will TAKE IT.

    Much more in-line with the glory years, and those classic jerseys look to be SPOT ON to what we loved.

  42. adam from ny Says:

    what if :

    the helmet base is the white pirate skull, and all the pewter, black and red on the helmet is peel-able sticker…

    then your helmet base is actually white…

    thus – able to peel it away and transform it into a bucco bruce orange and white jammie for throwback day…


  43. Buczilla Says:

    Thank goodness.

  44. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Adam the pics are in Bucsnation. Helmets the same except for black facemasks

  45. Mike Evans Goat Says:

    Best thing they could have done. Classic look instantly becomes top 5 in NFL

  46. El Buco Realisto Says:

    They should burn all of the Incompetent loser lovie jerseys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2014 was the year that set this franchise back 10 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  47. gofortheface30 Says:

    Orange is absolutely hideous with red and black you nerds. I bet half of you wear jesus sandals, and oversized cargo shorts to the beach with some terrible looking shirt to go with the rest of your terrible looking ensemble. Unis need to be CLEAN, not like some 48yr old middle aged man that puked all over it

  48. Pewter power Says:

    Good hope it is the real deal simply because they are trying to troll people for weeks and dragging the damn thing out, could have either shut up about it or released it already

    For those that were expecting an overhaul of the old uniform dont know league rules, all the could do was modify the current or the throwbacks. Dont think we will ever see the creamsicle again. Have to admit I liked the idea of white helmets though

  49. DoooshLaRue Says:

    If the all pewter uniforms look like feces….

    Then the all red uniforms should be referred to as Tampons!

  50. Pugs&Bucs Says:

    Essentially they are following the new Coke/Coke classic marketing method.

  51. SKBucsFan Says:

    I think they are missing out by not having orange predominant in the scheme. They will continue to look like the Falcons…sad!
    I don’t get it, Licht is creative when he drafts, why can’t he be creative in the uniform design? Maybe incorporate a kicker in the logo.

  52. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Can’t wait to see them take the field in the new (classic) uniforms.
    It will be a VERY welcome sight.

  53. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I think they should have our first pick in the draft show the new jersey for the first time.

  54. Don_RyJo(e) Says:

    Man…I REALLY liked that concept re-imagining of the creamsicles!


  55. Tampa Bay Demon Says:


    Actually the helmet logo NOW is going to be even bigger than the helmet.

    LOL – I am with ya that it’s all good, bring on those uniforms!

  56. Buccernutter Says:

    I can’t believe how much negativity is on this site. When we switched, everyone was upset that we switched at all and the new unis, and I admit, were complete trash. Now we go back to a modern look of the best unis in the league and you guys are whining that it isn’t new and a fresh look? FOH

    I LOVE THESE NEW UNIS! THEY ARE AMAZING! The moment sander did a mock up of them months ago, I just knew they were going to be it.

    I swear, people who frequent jbf are the most pessimistic people on the planet. Nowhere do I see this type of hatred and complaining.

    It’s a sport. GROW UP!

  57. BucsOrange Says:

    Really…. That is the best they could come up with..WEAK

  58. Big O Says:

    As long as they get rid of that Cleveland Brown looking color I’m all in with the throw back SB Uniforms, minor changes included.

  59. Coburn Says:

    There was no reason to go away from superbowl unis to begin with. They had some of the best Unis in the league then and they should still hold up just fine

  60. Buc50 Says:

    I love it. Best uniforms were with Dungy and Gruden. There was no need to change those great unis.

  61. JimmyJack Says:

    I really don’t care what their new costumes look like. As long as they aren’t pink. And just no creamsicles. We used to get laughed at for those. Let’s not tevisit that OK.

    Last year’s costumes were fine by me. But I did want a change just cause so many fans hated them.

  62. JimmyJack Says:

    I never knew so many Buc fans were so fashion sensitive. Y’all fooled me. All’s I see at the stadium is a bunch of half drunken slobs with mustard stains all over yourself.

    And trust me nobody is impressed by your plastic beeds.

  63. HeavyE Says:

    They look HORRIBLE, why was there a need to remove the Orange all together???? What a Waste, Thanks Glazers once again!!!!

  64. LordCornelius Says:

    Also I want to say I don’t care that much either way about the uniforms.

    I just think it’s a joke that the organization changed them and obviously failed hard on their design based on the entire world reaction to them lol, and are just going back to the old design and selling it like innovation of some sort or something exciting / worth any hype.

  65. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Buccernutter Says:


    Agreed, Buccernutter!
    Can’t wait to see ’em BACK.

  66. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    JimmyJack Says:
    “All’s I see at the stadium is a bunch of half drunken slobs with mustard stains all over yourself.

    And trust me nobody is impressed by your plastic beeds.”


    JimmyJack, today is a day that we can all use some laughs with all that is going on. Thank you for that, brother. That was awesome.

  67. '79 Defense Says:

    The logo on the current helmet is way too big and cartoonish looking. If they didn’t change that then that’s a big negative, in my opinion.

    For those who say if they had won with the current ones, then nobody would care, that’s ridiculous. They were hated before the team even played a game wearing them.

    Why in the world have a horrendous uniform that nearly everyone can’t stand when it’s the one thing that can be controlled. Even past and present players thought they sucked.

  68. Buccernutter Says:


    I respect your opinion, however you’re in the minority on the decal on the helmet. Most people love it, including myself.

  69. SmoothBayRider Says:

    I’m not buying these being the Uniforms . After watching that first video release , with the ship logo having orange in it , I’m convinced the new unis will have orange in them . Remember last time they changed uniforms , they teased us about them , and they ended up being way different than anybody had imagined.

  70. Wesley Says:

    The mock ups have no orange in the uniform, this would be a HUGE mistake.

  71. Buccernutter Says:

    Don’t forget, teams will sometimes leak uniform concepts and gauge reactions. Could be the case here and could be the case with the rams.

  72. Wesley Says:

    79 – the new logo and helmet are a huge improvement most people would agree.

  73. Wesley Says:

    Give us Orange trim dammit!!

  74. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    Buccernutter, if you are right about that last thought, than the RAMS better get back to the entire drawing board, in a hurry, LOL!!!!

    It was like 89% against.

    I would definitely not be opposed to a sprinkling of orange somewhere into what we are seeing, but I LOVE the concept that we saw.

  75. Doctor_Berto Says:

    Of course they sell these as new when in reality they are just going back to the previous uniforms. Very underwhelming.

  76. Doctor_Berto Says:

    At least I don’t have to buy any another jersey, just break out my old Dunn.

  77. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    What is wrong with going back to what was perfect?
    That is what COKE did too.

  78. Doctor_Berto Says:

    Would have liked modernized creamsicle and Bucco Bruce.

  79. Mort Says:

    They look like hot garbage. I hope it’s wrong.

  80. JollyRoger Says:

    Timbo Slice Says:
    March 12th, 2020 at 12:19 pm
    I know I’m probably alone in this one but I like the current uniforms

    You are not alone. I like the current uni’s as well. Just needed a little tweak. I’d rather go back to all orange than these boring things

  81. JollyRoger Says:

    Mort Says:
    March 12th, 2020 at 4:00 pm
    They look like hot garbage. I hope it’s wrong.

    No doubt. Please be wrong!!!!

  82. Rod Munch Says:

    So basically they’re the old uniforms with an uglier helmet. Another stellar job by the social justice warriors at Nike…

    Here’s an idea, go back to the old Reebok uniforms (I think they were done by Reebok at the time) — or even better go back to the old old uniforms with a winking Bucco Bruce.

    Yes, this new uniform is better than the complete disaster that is the current uniform – but that’s not saying much.

    Anyways, as always, Nike is an awful company that cares more about spitting on the flag than doing a good job. They need to be fired ASAP.

  83. Ndog Says:

    Just like I said when everyone was begging for new uniforms. We now look just like the stinking Falcons.

    So great if all this crap is true we are going to have either a old QB or a glass QB and we are going to be wearing the most generic uniforms in the history of sports. Awesome it’s great to be a Bucs fan. SMH

  84. Love the look Says:

    These are awesome ! Stop crying kiddos.

  85. Bucemup Says:

    People will find a way to complain about anything. There is no perfect way of creating the Jersey. Half will love and half will hate them just like Jameis. Let’s just win some games this year and get into the playoffs!

  86. MDFree Says:

    I’m ok with this for the most part but the one thing they missed I feel is accenting the orange more. I thought it would have been cool if they featured it on the shoulder pads more kind of how the the Seahawks accent the green. I’m also not a fan of the block number format. Unoriginal. Would have looked better with a shaper font along with sharper liking stripes on the pants. Would’ve been dope if we changed the primary logo to the pirate ship at the top of this page on the helmets. Thought it was supposed to be a more modernized version of the super bowl era Unis but it’s actually just a more dull version.

  87. MDFree Says:

    Although if they are going with a blacker accent and ditching the orange completely then they better have black jersey alternates.

  88. MDFree Says:

    Just curious as to why my comments were moderated and deleted. I was only making suggestions about the alleged uniform leak.

  89. TBUC North Carolina Says:

    Love them!!! Helmet w black face mask and large flag too!! Congrats Glazers! It’s been about 18 years since you did something good!!! Hopefully a trend!!

  90. Chucky Says:

    I love the idea of all pewter with red numbers. I’d buy a few for sure

  91. lambchop Says:

    This is a bland look. I like that they’re keeping the large flag on the helmet, it’s the best part of the whole design. Now when you look at the SB uniforms, the flag looks so tiny. Let that stand out! I like that they got rid of the alarm clock font, but anyone other than the Bucs and Nike could tell that was a HUGE mistake.

    There should have been a little orange somewhere. F the creamsicle uniforms, those were fugly colors and a fugly time in our history. But, it should have been added as part of a pinstripe along the sleeves or pants.

    Let’s hope the official unveiling won’t be so underwhelming.

  92. Bobbo Says:

    Color rush should be all orange. Go big or go home

  93. The southest Buc Says:

    Color Rush should be the Creamsicle first uniforms of the Bucs

  94. unbelievable Says:

    That would be a fantastic.

    Now let’s figure out who our quarterback is…

  95. BucHead588 Says:

    Bucs had the Beat Uniforms before this last uniform so why not go back to it

  96. Buccernutter Says:

    Just so the people throwing hissy fits that they don’t like em, you’re in the minority.