Buccaneers not allowed to wear throwback helmets per NFL league rule

Per NFL rules, they want all teams to have their players wear the same helmet throughout the season. Because of that, the white throwback helmets the Buccaneers were planning to wear will not be used.

Some fans may think that this rule is silly, but it actually has merit. Like a baseball glove or basketball shoes, certain equipment need to be “broken” into. Because of that, wearing entirely new equipment, especially that kind that protects the head, might not be the safest plan. If this makes the game safer, I am OK with it.

It’s unfortunate in terms of aesthetics and nostalgia as a throwback uniform set that people seem to enjoy seeing won’t be used.

We will not be seeing this uniform in 2013.

But that doesn’t mean all other teams are left out. Just certain ones.

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