Ring of honor, throwbacks in the works
The Bucs are planning a Ring of Honor next year and also will wear their throwback orange jerseys once in 2009, the team confirmed today.
Many have long wondered when the team would make more of an effort to pay tribute to its past. These steps represent a significant departure for a franchise that has gone to great lengths to not look back.
Next season will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1979 Bucs, who won the NFC's Central Division and fell one victory shy of the Super Bowl. It was the franchise's first playoff team.
The Glazer family revamped the franchise after purchasing the team in 1995, with the move to red and pewter uniforms and an overhauled logo serving as centerpieces of the new regime's changes.
Exact details on the Ring of Honor aren't yet known nor has a projected date for donning the throwback uniforms been announced.