The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't interested in sharing their front office personnel or their coaches with anyone else. After blocking the Oakland Raiders from interviewing defensive line coach Joe Cullen, the Bucs have blocked director of player personnel Jon Robinson from interviewing with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to Pro Football Talk.
Teams can block any coach or executive for interviewing for any position that is not a head-coaching job, or the position of general manager with final say over the draft or the roster. And it looks like the Bucs are going to do just that.
That's not a very nice thing to do, though "request denied" can also function at times to protect employees from having to say no themselves. It's also a time-honored Tampa Bay tradition to block coaches from leaving, though -- something they did especially frequently when Jon Gruden and Bruce Allen were still in charge.
Doing this too often can lead to retaliatory blocks in the future, too. And needless to say, preventing people from progressing in their career is also not the best way to make jobs attractive for coaches and other executives, either.