A Hall Of Fame Call For Monte Kiffin

November 17th, 2008
"I love you, Ronde, and we've got a damn good defense. But you better start playing like Ronde Barber."

Monte Kiffin is shown celebrating here, not attempting to strangle Ronde Barber for sloppy tackling and slipping far from his Pro Bowl status

Major kudos go out to columnist Jim Souhan of the Star-Tribune in Minneapolis for writing that Monte Kiffin belongs in the Hall of Fame.

Joe couldn’t agree more. And if Monte continues his long run of success, many others will make the case as well.

Souhan also raved about the Bucs defensive dominance on Sunday.

Kiffin, defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Bucs, drew up the plans that beat the Vikings 19-13 on Sunday, creating the latest piece of evidence that he belongs in a yet-to-be-created wing in the Pro Football Hall of Fame for assistant coaches.

Kiffin’s defense sacked Gus Frerotte five times (tied for most against the Vikings this season), held the Vikings to 138 passing yards (their lowest total since Frerotte became the starter), held Minnesota to 210 total yards (easily their lowest total of the season) and allowed Adrian Peterson just 14 yards on six second-half carries (neither of which is a typo).

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