Tampa Bay Buccaneers Not Allowed to Wear 'Bucco Bruce' Helmets Due to Safety Rules

By Andrew Fisher
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
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As if it hasn’t been a rough couple of weeks for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers already, more bad news has come down the pipeline. Each year fans look forward to the game when the Bucs wear their throwback creamsickle uniforms with the classic ‘Bucco Bruce’ logo. Well, it’s not going to happen this year. Not because the team has finally deemed the uniforms too ugly to wear, it’s because the NFL won’t let them.

The reasoning has nothing to do with the off-putting color, it has to do with new helmet rules. Players are no longer allowed to wear more than one helmet during a season, because it’s apparently been proven that wearing different helmets presents a greater risk of suffering a concussion.

The Bucs released this statement, apologizing to their fans:

“While we regret that our players will not be able to don the ‘Bucco Bruce’ helmet and traditional orange, red and white uniforms, there simply was no acceptable way to meet the requirements of the new policy while staying true to the spirit of our throwback theme.”

The NFL may have just gone too far, but the reality is that the Bucs have much bigger issues at this time.

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Tampa needs to get it together in a hurry or things could start to get messy. They’ve gotten off to an 0-2 start after losing two heartbreakers on last second field goals. Things won’t get any easier in week three, as the team has a showdown with the New England Patriots in Foxborough.


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