The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are getting some rewards for their play, despite a very disappointing 4-12 season that culminated in the firing of head coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik. The latest awards come courtesy of the Pro Football Writers of America, who have recognized three Buccaneers for their stellar play this year.
Lavonte David and Gerald McCoy were named to the PFWA All-NFL and All-NFC teams, while Mike Glennon was named to their All-Rookie team. None of these three awards should be surprising given the strong play of the first two and the decent overall play of Glennon given his draft positions, and his complete lack of any competent competition whatsoever.
It's also some more affirmation of the Bucs' level of talent -- and a further indictment of the coaching that talent received last season. The Bucs had several other players who could have been named All-Pros as well, most notably Darrelle Revis.
Gerald McCoy and Lavonte David both were named AP All-Pros as well, although David did not make it to the Pro Bowl. Darrelle Revis was named a Pro Bowler, but did not make any All-Pro list.
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