Nearly a month after former Bucs’ director of player personnel Jon Robinson earned a promotion to become the next general manager of the Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay has filled the front office vacancy.
On Monday the team confirmed the hiring of Broncos’ national scout John Spytek. The hire, taken from the Super Bowl champions, indicates that the Bucs conducted a thorough search and waited for every possible candidate to be available. General manager Jason Licht considered Robinson to be his right hand man, so it’s no surprise that Tampa Bay went after an experienced candidate from a successful organization to replace him.
Spytek, who served as Denver’s southwest regional scout in 2013 before being promoted to a national scout in 2014, has spent 10 years in an NFL front office. In three seasons in Cleveland as director of college scouting (2010-2012), the Browns had six All-Rookie team selections and drafted four players who made the Pro Bowl in 2013.
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Great name for the job!
Welcome John! Don’t know this chap, but he’s got the right name for scouting. lol. #spytech
With that name he should be on the Patriot’s staff. Hopefully PR will dig up more information on what appears to be a great hire.
He has previous connections with our GM. Should make a good team.
The future of this team (and any team for that matter) is dependent upon great front office staff and talent scouting. Good scouting and drafting depends upon scouting and hiring good scouts. But how is that done for the Bucs? These types of stories are very interesting to me and are what I’d like to see more of during the offseason. I guess this is the regular season of scouting until its own super bowl i.e. the draft. I’d like to learn more about the organization of the Bucs from the Player Personnel side including scouting. How is it organized? How do they select their scouts? Are there league scout pools or are there scouts specific to each team. It might seem boring to others. But it’s super important to the future of this team and I for one am interested in how it all comes together.
agree 100% As I look around the league I see teams that draft well, teach/coach well, and they are consistent. It may not be the Super Bowl, but it’s a dependable product. We haven’t seen that in a bit.
Also gave advice that led to trading 4th, 5th, and 7th round picks for the right to move up one spot and draft Trent Richardson. Nobody’s perfect, though, right? The Browns traded Richardson two years later to get a draft pick they could trade to draft Johnny Manziel. Cleveland, city of light, city of magic…
I thought they were waiting to grab someone from the Bronco’s. Interesting name.
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