NFL accolades have been scarce in Tampa Bay as of late.
No Buccaneers player has been recognized in any individual category since Cadillac Williams won Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2005. Before Williams, Hall-of-Fame-elect linebacker Derrick Brooks won Defensive Player of the Year in 2002, the season the Bucs won the Super Bowl.
The glory days of the late '90s and early '00s whisper taunts in the ears of Bucs fans. It has been many years since any Buccaneers player has been worthy of just mention in a conversation of the top players at the end of the year.
This shameful drought may soon come to an end.
The Bucs' cupboard is no longer bare. Players like defensive tackle Gerald McCoy, linebacker Lavonte David and wide receiver Vincent Jackson can count themselves among the best on their respective sides of the football.
The best the Bucs have to offer is now on par with the rest of the league, and they can now be recognized as such. Here are the most likely candidates for postseason honors in 2014.