For those wondering, the #Buccaneers want to bring back the creamsicle throwbacks but are waiting for the NFL to lift the "one-shell rule."
So no throwback for 2020.
— Jeff Kerr (@JeffKerrCBS) April 7, 2020
The NFL currently has a one-helmet rule that’s been in place since 2013.
A memo was sent out that explained the reasons why, and it mostly deals with safety concerns.
From the memo:
Our Head, Neck, and Spine Committee, chaired by Drs. Hunt Batjer and Richard Ellenbogen, and the Player Safety Advisory Panel, chaired by John Madden and Ronnie Lott, have recommended that players no longer wear different helmets as part of a “Throwback” or “Third” uniform. Our office supports this change and has reviewed it with the chairman of our Health and Safety ownership committee, Dr. John York, who concurs with this recommendation. We have communicated the change to those teams that are planning to wear throwback uniforms for at least one game this season. Teams may continue to wear throwback uniforms under league guidelines, but players must wear their regular helmets. The outside of the helmet can be modified by removing or replacing decals, as long as it does not affect the integrity of the helmet.
The good news for Tampa Bay fans however, is the league may revise this rule for 2021.
They definitely need to bring back the creamsicles.
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