The saying “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone” applies to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their creamsicle uniforms. They weren’t really appreciated at the time but after over 20 years of wearing a version of red, black, and white, the orange and white uniforms have come back in style.
These creamsicle jerseys are retro and fun and many fans love them. And now that the helmet rules are allegedly being relaxed in 2021, we may see these come back to the field, just in time for Tom Brady to show off the orange and white.
Head coach Bruce Arians was on The Dan Patrick Show and Patrick asked Arians about the creamsicle uniforms. Arians said that “once the helmet rule changes next year , we might have some creamsicles and some throwbacks.”
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) March 25, 2020
There isn’t much out there about a change to the helmet rule but the way Arians made it sound, the rule about helmets being the same color throughout the season would be going away in 2021. It’s not 100 percen That rule was made with the mindset that by limiting the number of helmets worn in a season, it’s safer for the player because new helmets aren’t as safe until they’re broken in. A team like the Bears were still able to wear their throwbacks because the color scheme was the same and only needed to change the decal. But for a team like the Buccaneers, who had a very different color scheme, they ended their annual throwback game because a throwback uniform and modern looking helmet would’ve been a travesty.
The Buccaneers are switching up their main uniforms in 2020. While they’re still keeping the red, the new jerseys are reportedly going to be more conventional in terms of design and font and is closer to their Super Bowl uniforms. That sounds like it’ll be a hit, especially for those who have already bought Tom Brady jerseys but if the Bucs are able to bring the creamsicle jerseys back, the team may be able to pay for Brady’s salary on his jersey sales alone.
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