The Tampa Buccaneers are getting a makeover in 2014. Recently, the team revealed its new logo and helmet with the promise that the jerseys will be revealed soon. While the judgment of the full uniform will come later, for now we will judge the log and helmet. First, the logo. Many Bucs fans would have liked to seen the return of the original Bucco Bruce logo, including myself, but the new logo is an adaptation of the previous logo. Following the Panthers and Jaguars in recent years, the logo isn’t a major departure from the previous installment, but is more streamlined. I love how the logo is bigger with a new brighter red that really makes it pop. Now the logo with a more streamlined skull looks more fierce and realistic than the previous installment and makes it more intimidating. The logo is now more polished and looks very crisp and professional. Overall not a great departure from the previous logo, and while it’s no Bucco Bruce it works well. Grade: B+
However, while I love the updated logo, the Helmet does not receive the same praise. If you’d like to see the full 360 view of the helmet click (here). While the logo looks better, the helmet has no change except for the chrome grill. This was a missed opportunity because I think the helmets would have looked better without the shine. The recent trend of the helmets without the polished finished would have looked better and the chrome grill just makes these helmets look ridiculous. The Bucs could have tried a black helmet, which I think would not only look better, but make their logo pop even more. Grade: C
While I would have liked the Bucs to bring back a version of the Bucco Bruce logo, the new revision is an upgrade over the previous installment. The logo maybe better but the new helmet with its chrome grill and lack of change is a missed opportunity for maximizing this change for Tampa Bay. The jerseys are on the way, and we can’t wait to see what the Buccaneers will do. Take our poll! What do you think the Bucs should have done?