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The Monte Show



Kiffin If the reaction of Bucs defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin is any indication, Gaines Adams is going to be absolutely spectacular.

You should have seen Kiffin in action during a just-completed press conference here at One Buc Place. He was in rare form as he touted the ability of the former Clemson defensive end.

Among Kiffin's gems was this as he walked to the podium: "Let's hear it for the defense! It's been a long time coming."

Of the possibility of the Bucs choosing another quarterback, Kiffin responded, "We don't need another quarterback. Can he rush (the passer)? It's called pressure. Pressure!"

Kiffin admitted he and sidekick Larry Coyer, the defensive line coach, did a fair amount of politicking in the Bucs' draft room just upstairs. Kiffin wasn't about to let this year go by without pleading his case for a defender in the first round.

Coyer compared Adams with Trevor Pryce, who Coyer coached during his time as the Broncos' defensive coordinator.

"It's uncanny how they look alike (on film)," Coyer said.

(Times photo - Bill Serne. Click to enlarge.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:45pm]


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