Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform and uniform color history

If you love the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their colorful history, then you’re going to love this terrific two-minute video by NFL Films which chronicles the uniform color history of the Buccaneers uniform from their first season in 1976 to the present. Narrated by Scott Graham, one of the great voices of NFL Films, this video features three uniform history experts: Joe Horrigan who is VP Communications and Exhibits at the Pro Football Hall of Fame where he has worked for more than 35 years; Michael MacCambridge, author of “America’s Game: The Epic Story of How Pro Football Captured A Nation” and many other books as well as editor of the massive “ESPN College Football Encyclopedia”; and Scott Sillcox, sports uniform historian.

If you are a huge Bucs fan, you might be interested to know that the 13 pieces of original artwork used to create the Buccaneers’ uniform history poster — the actual hand-painted watercolor paintings — are available for sale at Heritage Sports Art http://www.HeritageSportsArt.com . When you watch this NFL Films video, you will see 5 of the 13 actual painted uniforms — and you can actually own that original artwork!

50 Comments

  1. vonskull on March 8, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    The original Buc uniforms were awesome.  The new uniforms suck!

  2. Clark Drew on March 8, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Buc fan since day one…
    GO BUCS!!!

  3. dodge96neon on March 8, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    what helps the bucs out very much is that there stadium goes along with the pewter look

  4. alan cavanaugh on March 8, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    go bucs

  5. thad g on March 8, 2020 at 11:45 pm

    old Bucs uniform were awesome!

  6. Redskins Victory on March 8, 2020 at 11:46 pm

    Their new look looks like crap!!! Bring back the super bowl uniforms and keep the new helmet logo!!

  7. Garrett Lauzon on March 8, 2020 at 11:48 pm

    I am not a bucs fan, I just love history

  8. PAT Warner on March 8, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    the creamscicle uniforms are next to ugly with the Broncos brown and yellow uniforms and their vertical striped socks.

  9. mariojunco on March 8, 2020 at 11:52 pm

    no… was better the old orange, the new is ugly

  10. Ian Ward on March 8, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    The Pewter Helmet with The Chrome Face Mask look silly

  11. Jerardo Vazquez on March 8, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    Go back. To the. 70.s LOOK

  12. UngarToTheMax on March 8, 2020 at 11:53 pm

    The Buccaneers have a new logo and I think have slightly different colors now

  13. Yoyo Ball on March 8, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    Giants fan here…I maybe in the minority here. But…I preferred their original uniforms/scheme colors.

  14. Noah F on March 8, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Love that orange

  15. SacredDust on March 8, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    I actually like their old uniforms. They were different. The 2014-16 ones with the weird number font and oversized helmet logo are just bad.

  16. Rob Strong on March 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Bucco Bruce & the orange creamsicles were the best uniform ever! Bring it back!!!!

  17. ThatOneGuy 123 on March 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Bucs need to go back to the 2000s look. The new 2010s version is so ugly with those digital clock numbers.

  18. Darth Vader on March 9, 2020 at 12:01 am

    Why in the hell did they change into what they wear now? Those are among the worst uniforms, not just in the NFL, but in all of sports. Who, in their right mind, would green light that crap? Hideous. They should go bowling with the Seahawks. Their uniforms suck also.

  19. undraftedplayer on March 9, 2020 at 12:01 am

    I prefer the old Buccs uniform than the new !

  20. LordApathy1 on March 9, 2020 at 12:01 am

    The Creamsicles were the best! One of my favorite all-time uniforms in sports. Wish they’d go back to that orange color. If the winking pirate doesn’t look tough enough for some people, just rebrand the logo to a tougher-looking pirate. Same colors though. Keep pewter in the color scheme, but make orange the primary color again.

  21. Trent Huff on March 9, 2020 at 12:04 am

    & the dolphins colors/uniform WAS manly and intimidating? a dolphin?, as in….Flipper, happiness, gaiety. …and TEAL as the main color. didn’t seem to hurt Miami any. the original Bucs uniform & colors rocked….so much so they made an attempt to bring it back. and it would’ve remained back if not for the fact that the league and game has gone limp in the last 30 yrs.. everything today is about LOOKING badass, tough. tattoos, dreads, posturing…. not BEING tough. they look like clowns now. i’d stack my boys from the 60’s/70’s/80’s NFL, up against these punks any day. would love to see the outcome.

  22. TBrizzle01 on March 9, 2020 at 12:06 am

    I honestly prefer the creamsicles. It’s a Florida team, so you want lighter colors. Just change the logo if they want.

  23. UngarToTheMax on March 9, 2020 at 12:07 am

    The buccaneers went through a jersey change and logo change

  24. Jeffrey T. Steptoe on March 9, 2020 at 12:08 am

    What’s the style of the digits they now wear on their unis(LOL)?

  25. UngarToTheMax on March 9, 2020 at 12:09 am

    The worst jerseys are the orange jerseys

  26. PredatorKingdom on March 9, 2020 at 12:12 am

    Bucs uniforms got better once they added the creamsicle pants but too bad they only wore them for five years I believe. The red & pewters that followed were okay for that era but they should return to creamsicles. These current uniforms absolutely suck and need to go.

  27. Brian Rapp on March 9, 2020 at 12:13 am

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  28. AmandaLydia Beach on March 9, 2020 at 12:13 am

    it’s a man on a helmet…its manly.

  29. Tropicana Orange Juice on March 9, 2020 at 12:13 am

    They won a Super Bowl in those red and pewter uniforms, practically erasing 20+ years of futility, and what do they do? They ditch them for the nightmare getup they have now. Makes me sick.

  30. 88dog on March 9, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Love the original colors, uniforms , and Bucco Bruce.

  31. DISCO-INFERNO-70 on March 9, 2020 at 12:14 am

    The 2 best uniforms in the NFL were the Houston Oilers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneer "creamsicle" ones.
    I HATE Tampa’s current uni’s, and i wish the Houston Texans would bring back the Oiler name and look.

  32. Book of shadows contributor Brian on March 9, 2020 at 12:15 am

    Winston needs help on offensive

  33. Joshua Edwards on March 9, 2020 at 12:16 am

    I hate the new ones, never should have changed the last ones.

  34. Michael Müller on March 9, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Bring them back!!

  35. Russell Wise on March 9, 2020 at 12:19 am

    OG Uniforms where the best…

  36. Guto Füchs on March 9, 2020 at 12:20 am

    You’re only gay if a pirate winking makes.yoi feel insecure. The reason why he is winking is because he is clinching a knife between his teeth as pirates climb the ropes of the enemies ship. White and orange goes better in the sun and 90 degree weather. If the NFL stops being soft and allow throwbacks again because they use multiple helmets in a season then Bucs can use both the current and old I enjoy both.

  37. ReasonableMan317 on March 9, 2020 at 12:21 am

    The 2014 uniforms are horrifyingly bad though.

  38. Kalel311 superman on March 9, 2020 at 12:22 am

    The original logo for the bucs reminds me of the 3 musketeers

  39. davidallenroth on March 9, 2020 at 12:25 am

    hell no, love the old school uniforms! so exotic and unique. i like different

  40. blackandgold51 on March 9, 2020 at 12:27 am

    From the beginning when the new uniform was released a few seasons ago, started to hate it and hate it now.

    All the Buccaneers needed was just a few detail updates on the previous uniforms they had.

    Also as like with everyone else said on the comments the orange uniforms was not bad.

    If you said the orange ones were bad, then why was the dolphins uniforms was accepted?

    By the way, the people in this video forgot to mention that in the late 1970s , with the Buccaneers were in orange uniforms , their were winners along with going to the NFC Championship in the 1979 to 80 season Which they lost by one touchdown against the Rams

  41. San Fran on March 9, 2020 at 12:27 am

    Nothing more intimidating then the 79 D.

  42. Ash D on March 9, 2020 at 12:27 am

    1992 change with a 25% bigger and more detailed Bucco was awesome…pants orange were great…to bad…bad taste has a way of getting its way. like uniforms has anything to do with winning…i cant believe fans fall for that….it was all cheap ownership with Hugh Culverhouse.

  43. Wesley Finnen on March 9, 2020 at 12:28 am

    I wish so bad they would wear the all whites like they did in the 80s and 90s

  44. I bleed black and purple on March 9, 2020 at 12:29 am

    I guess the bucs first season those old orange cream and white uniforms went great with the bucs going 0-26

  45. SCE2AUX on March 9, 2020 at 12:30 am

    I’d bring back the creamsicles and Brucie in a heartbeat.

  46. Cornelius Thorn on March 9, 2020 at 12:34 am

    New uniforms are ugly

  47. Frugal Traveller on March 9, 2020 at 12:36 am

    Nobody told Leroy Selmon he looked wimpy wearing orange.

  48. GG ghostking on March 9, 2020 at 12:36 am

    26 games with no wins ummm i think the browns top that

  49. jhom16101988 on March 9, 2020 at 12:37 am

    salmons

  50. LarryRickenbacker on March 9, 2020 at 12:37 am

    Thier current uniforms aren’t as sharp as thier ’70s uniforms.

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