TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS UNVEIL NEW NIKE UNIFORM DESIGNS
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently unveiled an updated logo and helmet design for the 2014 NFL season. Today the team shared their new on-field threads to match. As the squad explained, this marks just the second time in 39 seasons, and the first time in 17 years, that the team has made substantive changes to its uniform.
The modern, futuristic uniform designs are the result of two years of research and collaboration between the Buccaneers and Nike. The red (home) and white (away) jerseys each feature pewter sleeves and shoulders. The bright “Bay Orange” hue, which serves as a trim on the jerseys and pants, is meant to pay homage to the team’s original color scheme. The Buccaneers are the first NFL franchise to feature a reflective trim added to the numbers on the front, back and shoulders of the jersey. The custom font with serifs and lines, created to look like cuts from a swashbuckler’s sword, as well as the asymmetrical shoulder logos, are also unique design features. For more on the uniform overhaul, read on here.
Buccaneers defensive tackle, Gerald McCoy, shared his thoughts on the new gear:
“You’ve got the orange, which is the past, the original color. Then you have the red, which is the present. It’s a more vibrant red to give it a more modern look, but it’s still traditional. Then you have the added pewter on the top of the jersey and the reflective chrome outlines, which is more of the futuristic look. We put the pewter on the jersey instead of just the pants, and it ties everything together.
“This is nothing that anybody else has. We’re individualized and we’re us. And that’s how it should be. I think people need to know that the Bucs are going to bring something different to the NFL, and these uniforms are going to show that.”
(photos via buccaneers.com)