The Buccaneers have announced several promotions for their football operations staff. These promotions included the promotion of Rob McCartney and Mike Biehl to director of player personnel.
Biehl, who was previously the team's director college scouting, is now entering his ninth season. His responsibilities included coordinating and compiling draft-eligible player evaluations, as well as overseeing the college scouting team.
Biehl joined the Buccaneers after 16 seasons of NFL experience. He also spent 13 seasons with the Chargers (1901-13). Biehl was the assistant director of college Scouting for the club from 2008-13. He had previously been promoted from college scout in 2001-07, where he scouted parts of the Midwest.
Biehl also worked three seasons (1998-2000), in the Bills' Personnel department.
McCartney will be entering his 11th season as a Bucs player. After being promoted from pro-scouting coordinator to director of pro scouting, McCartney spent six seasons with the Bucs.
McCartney arrived in Tampa Bay from Pittsburgh, where he was a player personnel intern from 2009-10. McCartney also worked as a summer intern at the player personnel department between 2006 and08.
Other promotions offered by the Bucs were:
Jackie Davidson – Senior Director of Football Research
Spencer Dille, Senior Director of Football Technology
Tony Hardie - National Scout
Byron Kiefer – Assistant Director of College Scouting
Brian McLaughlin, College Scout
Antwon Murray – National Scout
Cesar Rivera - College Scout
Peighton Roth Scouting Coordinator
Zach Smith - NFS Scout
The Bucs announced also the hiring of:
Emmett Clifford - Scouting Assistant
Mark Ellenz - College Scout
Korey Finnie - Scouting Assistant