KEEPING KIFFIN: The Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers have very wisely given an a new three-year contract to Monte Kiffin, their defensive mastermind.
One of the interesting, and I’m not sure if expected, byproducts of free agency and the salary cap has been the increase of importance in NFL coaches–both head coaches, and their assistants. Once a team reaches the Super Bowl, it’s going to be disassembled because teams can’t afford to keep their players. So the only consistency is going to come from their coaching staffs.
Very wise of the Bucs not to let Kiffen go.