The Buccaneers’ new logo and helmet design for 2014 has finally been revealed following much anticipation from fans.
That anticipation was fuelled by Tweets sent ahead of the new logo unveiling, one of which was from NFL commentator Warren Sapp. He got fans wondering exactly what the new logo was going to look like, without giving too much away.
His Tweet on Tuesday read: “New @TBBuccaneers helmet coming for 2014! Wait til you see this thing!!”
Soon after that Twitter followers were treated to yet another Tweet, courtesy of the Buccaneers’ official Twitter account, asking them: “What do you think of the upcoming unveiling of an updated helmet and logo #Bucs fans?”
Obviously some fans like to keep things traditional while others prefer change, so there was some debate as to whether the Buccaneers’ new logo and helmet was a good idea.
The new look is certainly more modern and meaner looking that the old one, and it has to be said, looks pretty snazzy. The new logo, which was unveiled on the NFL Network on Thursday, isn’t radically different from the old one. The famous ‘skull and swords’ still remain the center of attention for the new look, but the grill is now in chrome.
The bucs released the following statement about their new designs:
The enhanced logo still features the team’s iconic, windswept red battle flag, while sporting a more menacing skull positioned over crossed swords and a football. The helmet retains its trademark pewter color and includes a larger logo on each side along with a new chrome facemask.
Another element unique to the Buccaneers will be a hand-painted shading technique using a darker pewter color that runs vertically from the front of the helmet to the crown and along the earholes, providing a customized look and feel.
Edward Glazer, co-chairman of the team, added:
This is an exciting day for the entire Buccaneers organization as we begin the process of introducing our new look by revealing an enhanced logo and new helmet design.The enhanced logo is much larger and portrays a more intimidating presence, while the chrome facemask is the first used by an NFL team.
This is the first alteration to our logo and helmet since the previous re-design 17 years ago and we believe it sets the stage for our transition into this new, exciting era of Buccaneers football.
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