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Tampa Bay Buccaneers reveal new jersey to match new logo (Photo)


Jan 6, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is introduced as head coach during a press conference at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 6, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is introduced as head coach during a press conference at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently unveiled a new logo to start their new regime with Lovie Smith and the logo has been met with mixed reactions. But while some weren’t in love with the logo, nothing can compare to the reaction fans will have to the new jerseys that were unveiled on Monday.

UniWatch posted a Nike mock of what the new Buccaneers uniforms will look like — and they look chocolatey.

It’s clear that the Buccaneers are overhauling more than just their coaching staff this offseason as the new logo and new uniform are a move in an entirely new direction for the team.

This is the third time that the Buccaneers have changed their uniforms and it’s probably the least popular of all the changes they’ve made. While fans are going to have to live with it, the uniforms are a complete and total face lift and look nothing like anything the team has worn before.

When Nike took over as NFL merchandiser, fans feared that a complete overhaul of uniforms was coming. While the company hasn’t brought wholesale changes to teams in the NFL, they’ve completely altered the look of three teams so far and are showing no signs of stopping their alterations anytime soon.

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  • michael

    One of the least-discussed problems in sports is the constantly changing uniforms. We all know this is for marketing departments to sell more stuff, but many of the alternate uniforms are hideous, like this. Others destroy some of the best uniforms out there (UCLA wearing black, for instance, or the bland new Dolphins uniforms that ruined the NFL’s best unies). It’s gotten so bad that I don’t even know who’s playing when I’m scanning games. Uniform changes are usually for losers like Tampa – you don’t see much of this from perennial winners in the NFL, but it’s infecting most other sports. It was clever and original for a couple seasons with Oregon (whose old uniforms were really quite classy), but it has become a greed-driven monster, which I guess fits the rest of the sports landscape at least.