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January 20, 2011 @ 5:39 pm
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Quarles Promoted To Coordinator Of Pro Scouting

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The Bucs promoted pro scout Shelton Quarles to be the coordinator of pro scouting on Thursday. Quarles had been a scout the previous four seasons after playing 10 years for the Buccaneers.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have promoted pro scout Shelton Quarles to the coordinator of pro scouting on Thursday. Quarles was hired by former Bucs general manager Bruce Allen as pro scout in 2007 after playing his last season of NFL football in 2006.

From 1997 to 2006 Quarles played 10 seasons for the Buccaneers and was the Mike (middle) linebacker on the Bucs 2002 team that won Super Bowl XXXVII. Quarles went to the Pro Bowl after that season.

In 2007 Quarles joined the Bucs front office to work under the then director of pro scouting Mark Dominik. After Dominik was made the Buccaneers general manager in January of 2009, former Bucs quarterback Doug Williams took Dominik's place in charge of the pro scouting department. Quarles remained on the staff under Williams.

Williams left Tampa Bay in the spring of 2010. Pewter Report reported after Williams' departure, that Quarles would likely be elevated to the coordinator of pro scouting. Dominik and the Buccaneers waited until after the 2010 season in order to promote Quarles, who was officially the only pro scout employed by the Buccaneers. Quarles was also being assisted in pro scouting by a few other scouts that are hybrid college and pro scouts due to the team emphasizing the draft and de-emphasizing free agency.

Dominik and Quarles were the point men for pouring tapes of preseason games to sign away players from opposing team's waiver wires and practice squads. Among the standouts that they signed during the 2010 season included running back LeGarrette Blount, wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe and guard Ted Larsen.
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    sheldon quarles has shown from the beginning of his tenure here in tampa that he is serious about his life and serious about both seeking out opportunities and about taking advantage of the ones he finds. in that, he is a great role model for all young people starting out in life. remember the articles about him trying out different career paths and shadowing people in them? the one I recall the best is his "look" at officiating in the nfl. off field, i believe he has been awarded by a group for his charitable events this year. i don't recall if it was a local award or a national award. in this area he is very much like Brooks and Dunn ( no not the country western guys....lol) so I salute sheldon for a life well done and work well done to date. and I salute bucs staff for recongizing and assisting in the development such a fine fine man.
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    Quarles himself was quite a find as a free agent. His career path seems to me heading more in the front office direction than the sidelines.
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    Well I glad he got the job, For an individual who did everything he was ask to do. Great Hired, and Get Individual. I also feel that acquired a top rated Outside LB from the draft is a must.It would be great to get a mult-position player. But He must be able to step in from Day One. No work on position. Then if we want to get someone that has some weak abilities that could be improving in a year of two. Get the 2nd OLB prospect in Rd 6 or 7.GO BUCS
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    Mr. Quarles was an oustanding LB on the field and carried himself with the upmost dignity off the field. I have no doubt he will be great in his new position
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    Next stop is being a linebacker coach for some team so lets try to keep him with the Bucs. After this season there is no reason why we do not move him into some kind of coaching position. Shelton has always impressed me as someone who has a lot of football sense. He has the capabilities to coach others.
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    Please Quarles find us a middle linebacker.
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    It took almost a whole year to give hiom the title for the work he was doing anyway. But who is he coordinating with? There are no other pro scouts listed.
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    Obviously Dominik has worked very closely with Quarles so he knows better than anyone if he's ready for such a position. Since Dominik is so good at talent evaluation I would say he probably knows talented talent evaluators, too (say that three times fast). However, the most important coaching position they need to fill before any offseason work is the DL coach. They need to hit a home run with that selection like they did with Yarber & Van Pelt last year.
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