The Tampa Bay Buccaneers unveiled their new uniforms Monday and there's just one word to describe the redesigned outfits:
That's because pretty much everyone probably will be taken aback by the radically different look. Now, whether that momentary pause is followed by an exclamation of delight or some harsh words, well, that's just a matter of taste.
According to the team's website, the uniforms, designed by Nike in collaboration with the Buccaneers and NFL, feature a "richer pewter" (a.k.a. black) and "a brighter, more vibrant shade of 'Buccaneer Red' " (a.k.a. red).
Plus, there's lots of white space, plus a few orange stripes thrown in as a throwback to the team's original look. The alternate jerseys sound pretty similar, just with the reds and whites switching places.
The new helmet design, which was revealed last month, features a humongous version of the pirate flag logo.
Then there's other little features touted highly on the website, such as a name and numbers font "inspired by historical Buccaneer blade carvings" and "a revolutionary reflective chrome border around the numbers."
This is the uniform's first redesign since 1997 and second in team history. What do you think?