Bucs' front office moves include hire of Scott Cohen
The Bucs have had a bit of a mini-shakeup in their front office, the biggest of which is the addition of veteran personnel man Scott Cohen.
Formerly an assistant general manager with the Jets, Cohen will assume the title of senior personnel advisor, working alongside general manager Mark Dominik. Cohen’s position is a new one, giving the Bucs another set of eyes to help Dominik and director of player personnel Dennis Hickey.
Cohen has more than two decades of front office experience, previously working for the Redskins, Jaguars and Eagles before joining the Jets. Cohen interviewed for the Jets’ vacant GM position before owner Woody Johnson hired John Idzik.
Other moves by the Bucs include a promotion for former standout linebacker Shelton Quarles from coordinator of pro scouting to director of pro scouting. Quarles now has had a series of promotions within the organization after joining the front office as an advance scout in 2007.
Mike Greenberg, who helps negotiate contracts and manage the salary cap, has been promoted from coordinator of football administration to director of the same.
Also, former college scouts Andre Forde and Tony Hardie have been promoted to area scouts. Forde (northeast) and Hardie (mid-Atlantic) will have more responsibility and presumably have more of a voice in pre-draft evaluations in their new roles.