Kiffin Is Jaguars’ Pied Piper

March 22nd, 2016
Monte Kiffin's new role is explained

Monte Kiffin’s new role is explained

Yes, iconic Bucs glory days defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin is now officially and assistant with the Jaguars.

But what exactly will he be doing there? Joe got the whole story from Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley at the NFL Owners Meetings this morning in Boca Raton.

Bradley explained that Kiffin joined him in interviews for defensive coordinators this offseason.

Following the interviews, Bradley and Kiffin would discuss the experience. Bradley liked his former mentor’s “different” way and approach. That led to Kiffin sticking around a little longer, and now he’s the Pied Piper of Jacksonville football.

“I saw defensive coaches talking to [Kiffin], and then I saw offensive coaches talking to him, you know, about scheme,” Bradley said. “His experience, his expertise, his personality allows people to come to him and gravitate toward him, people leaning on him for some insight.

“He’ll be involved. He’ll be involved It may be some things where he’s like a week ahead, you know, where he’s [scouting] teams. Where we meet on Monday and it’ll be, ‘What’d you see? Key things to victory and what we need to do.’ He’ll provide some insight like that, and he’ll be involved in some of the game-planning things.”

Joe’s glad for Kiffin. Bradley was quite adamant that Kiffin isn’t just some figurehead old friend.

Trivia: Kiffin was linebackers coach under Pete Carroll, when Carroll was defensive coordinator for the New York Jets in the early 1990s. Bradley, of course, was defensive coordinator in Seattle under Carroll the head coach.

11 Responses to “Kiffin Is Jaguars’ Pied Piper”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Even at 114 years old….Monte has something to contribute!!!

  2. Bucs or Gtfo Says:

    It makes you wonder if he was the defensive assistant that Lovie wanted to bring in

  3. Stanglassman Says:

    We call it the Butch Davis job around here.

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    Thanks for fostering and overseeing the Buccaneers 10+ years of Defensive excellence Coach Kiffen. It was quite a run. Historic really.

    Now about that timing of announcing you were leaving and the brutal aftermath of the last 7 years…

  5. salish_seamonster Says:

    And of course, Bradley was LB coach in Tampa under Monte after Joe Barry left. This is so rarely mentioned on JBF, it makes me wonder if that bit of trivia has been forgotten. Monte recommended Bradley to Carroll as DC in Seattle the same year Gruden was fired and Raheem was elevated to HC. Monte, at the time, referred to Bradley as a rare coach. Kinda makes you wonder if the Bucs knew what they had in Bradley. Raheem had the reputation in the organization, but Bradley has had more success as DC, and might still make it as a HC. Meanwhile, Raheem now will be coaching WRs in ATL.

    And after all these years, and especially when it’s spelled in the article itself, how is it that people can’t seem to spell Kiffin correctly?

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    Crap – busted by the seamonster spelling police.

    Should have talked about what a great job Monty Kiffen did with Rhonde….
    That would have really gotten your panties in a wad salish.

  7. salish_seamonster Says:

    Yes, it would’ve. 🙂 I’ve seen that “Rhonde” spelling a million times too.

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    HOF coordinator, if there was such a thing.

  9. 813bucboi Says:

    glad to see kiffin doing good…GO BUCS!!!

  10. Miguel Grande Says:

    The Bucs were heading to the Super Bowl at 9-3 when he up and quit to join his spawn of Satan son. Then together they screwed the Tennessee Volunteers.

    I hope he chokes in Jax.

  11. Pick6 Says:

    i think his results since walking out on the bucs have tarnished his legacy in a big way. nondescript defense in Tennessee, and then coached a defense in Dallas that was a doormat every year except perhaps 2 years ago when he was demoted and Rod Marinelli took his place. in 2009, he was being put in the same neighborhood as Dick LeBeau for his consistently successful and often dominant defenses and his long tenure. 8 years of mediocrity have negated quite a bit of his nearly 15 years of historic success in Tampa