Buccaneers: What’s going on with these invisible players?

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sitting pretty at the top of their division at 4-2, but some question marks are still surrounding some of the players.

On a team like the Buccaneers with expectations set deep in the playoffs, every spot on the roster matters. The players at the top and the very bottom of the active roster are expected to perform when called upon, and having players on the roster to not play is a poor use of resources.

Tampa Bay has made moves for the past six months to put the team in the best position to succeed. The starters have played at a lights-out level, and even some of the younger players have stepped up in a significant way.

Rookies like Antoine Winfield Jr. and Tristan Wirfs have been some of the top players in the league at their various positions. Having the younger players step up puts the Buccaneers in the perfect situation to make some noise later in the season.

On the other hand, Tampa Bay still has several players that aren’t stepping up to the plate like they need to. These players still have the talent and the ability to help the team out, but these players have mostly been invisible to start the season.