Bucs Have New Front Office ManMay 14th, 2014
Now that the draft is over, suits in the football offices of NFL teams begin sweating, especialy when there is a new sheriff in town. In other words, a general manager often likes to bring in his guys.
That is happening now with the Bucs. Today it was learned by Mike Reiss and Field Yates, both of ESPNBoston, that current Patriots director of college scouting Jon Robinson is leaving the team to join forces with Bucs general manager Jason Licht as his player personnel director.
And no, Robinson did not coach the Rams and USC in a previous life. Different guy.
Robinson essentially fills the void left when Dennis Hickey left the Bucs to take the general manager gig with the Dolphins. Per Reiss and Yates, it was Licht who played a big role in the Patriots hiring of Robinson when he was a lowly scout, and Robinson rose through the ranks within Bill Belicheat’s organization.
Former Bucs commander Greg Schiano always wanted to emulate his hero, Belicheat. Seems the Bucs, with Licht and Robinson both disciples of Belicheat, are moving in that direction.