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NFL: TB Buccaneers Unveil New Uniforms
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NFL: TB Buccaneers Unveil New Uniforms

Mar 4 2014, 5:35pm CST | by

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled new uniforms on March 3.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled their new uniforms on March 3.  According to Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official website, the new Nike uniforms stand out in a special way:  "The Bucs first...

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NFL: TB Buccaneers Unveil New Uniforms

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled new uniforms on March 3.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled their new uniforms on March 3. 

According to Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official website, the new Nike uniforms stand out in a special way: 

"The Bucs first approached Nike more than two years ago to initiate a uniform overhaul. The process has been ongoing since, quiet but intense. The only acceptable outcome was a new look that paid homage to the team's past and retained much of what Buccaneer fans love about the previous uniforms but at the same time set a new standard for innovation. Time was not an issue.

"The uniforms are indeed unique. They are the only ones in the NFL with a separate bar of color on the shoulders and sleeves, and one of the few with assymetrical logo elements. The new font for the numbers and names was custom-made. 

"The face mask on the helmet is chrome, a first in the National Football League. And perhaps most strikingly, the numbers are outlined with a reflective trim, an eye-catching feature that belongs solely to the Buccaneers."

The new look also features a modified secondary logo -- the team's wooden ship -- on the right shoulder and a "BUCS" logo on the left one, per Andrew Astleford of Fox Sports Florida. He also points out a flag logo is on both hips of the pants

Tampa Bay defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, who became the first Buccaneer to try on the redesigned red jersey when he went to the Nike Campus in Beaverton, Ore., told Smith via a separate update the new design allows players to "breathe better." 

"The technology of the jersey -- the whole uniform, the vents on the side of the pants, the vents on the front and the bottom and the sides -- helps you breathe better. And the numbers don't bend like they used to, so they stick to you better. 

"When a running back like Doug (Martin) or a receiver like Vincent Jackson is trying to escape, guys can't just grab onto the jerseys because the jerseys stick to the pads. Me, being a D-lineman, well, I don't like being held and we used to have to tape (the jerseys) to our pads, and then we had these numbers.

"It's going to be almost impossible to hold. You're going to have to have some real talented O-lineman to do some holding there." 

Buccaneers co-chairman Edward Glazer told Smith the new look coincides with a new chapter in franchise history

"If we were going to take on the monumental task of refreshing our look, then we also wanted to focus on innovation and setting a new standard for professional uniforms. Quite frankly, we wanted to break new ground and set our organization apart from all others. We feel confident the uniforms we reveal today meet that high standard. 

"When you get a chance to really see this in person, it's a spectacular element to our jerseys. It's unique to us. Under certain conditions, certain lights, flash photography, it's just unbelievable. It's another surprise that I think the fans are going to be happy about as they see it in person. We're very proud of it.

"We just felt that all great novels had different chapters in them. We had the first chapter with the white and orange (and) we had a great second chapter with all the success we had in the second uniform. We just felt it's a new generation now. 

"It's been a long time, and we have a whole new generation of fans and we felt, 'Let's start a new, exciting chapter in Buccaneer history -- new coach, new look -- and hopefully replicate all the success we had in the last jerseys."

However, Greg Auman of The Tampa Bay Times reports fans were not exactly pleased with the new concept

"The new look wasn't necessarily well-received by fans -- Twitter response was largely negative, as were responses to a poll at TampaBay.com. As of 9:30 p.m. Monday, just 22 percent of voters chose 'Pewter Power' for their response, 64 percent chose 'Yuck' and another 14 percent chose 'Meh.'"

 

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