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On July 28, 2009, Philadelphia lost an icon. Jim Johnson, defensive coordinator for Philadelphia’s most beloved football team, passed away at the age of 68 from a cancerous tumor on his spine. Known for his blitz-heavy exotic defenses and no-nonsense coaching, Jim Johnson was long-considered one of the top defensive minds throughout his 22 years […]

Why the Eagles Won’t Live Up to the Hype in 2009

As training camp starts, all fans think their team is going to the Super Bowl. The Eagles fans have a lot of help this year getting excited about their team because of a run to the NFC Championship in 2008 and because the national media is heaping a lot of expectations on this team. However […]

Safety Mikell Pays Respects to Jim Johnson

S Quintin Mikell, quoted on PhillyBurbs.com after learning of the passing of former defensive coordinator Jim Johnson Tuesday: “He was the best that ever did it. Just look at all the things he’s been able to do with so little. He didn’t always need the very best guys out there. He worked with whatever he […]

Jim Johnson 1941-2009

The Eagles lost their defensive coordinator Tuesday, and the league lost a great man, as Jim Johnson has died at the age of 68. It was Johnson’s attacking defenses that helped the Eagles to one Super Bowl appearance and five NFC title games. Johnson had taken a leave of absence from the team in May […]

Reid Has Confidence That McDermott Will Get the Job Done

With the recent announcement that Sean McDermott will take over for Jim Johnson, Eagles head coach Andy Reid, quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer is expressing full confidence that McDermott will fill the void well: “I think Jim did a great job of teaching Sean. Sean was in Jim’s hip pocket all the time, and he […]

PFW: Jim Johnson’s Absence Will Hurt the Eagles in 2009

While many people seem to think the Eagles are headed to the Super Bowl in February of 2010, the team still has a question mark about the loss of defensive coordinator Jim Johnson. Pro Football Weekly in their recent Audibles section had the following quote from either an NFL scout, coachor front-office personnel about loss […]

Defensive Cooridnator Johnson Takes an Indefinite Leave of Absence

Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson has been placed on an indefinite leave of absence so that he can undergo treatments for cancer according to the team. The team confirmed that for now, secondary coach Sean McDermott will take over the defense. “Jim and I agreed that he needs to concentrate all of his efforts on […]

Defensive Coordinator Johnson Diagnosed with Cancer

Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson has been diagnosed with a recurrence of caner, officials saying this time in his spine. He was diagnosed Monday with a malignant tumor on his spine and has begun radiation treatments at Bryn Mawr Hospital states a team official. “Who knows where it tracked to from there, but his symptoms […]