July 29, 2009

Eagles' coach Johnson dies of cancer: Jim Johnson, who is credited with building an Eagles' defense which became on of the best in the NFL is recent seasons, died at age 68 from cancer.

posted by jjzucal to football at 05:39 PM - 5 comments


posted by tommybiden at 06:49 PM on July 29, 2009

Though I never liked the Eagles, I admired this guy for his blue-collar mentality and toughness. He brought pressure every play and you never knew when it would come from... safety blitz, corner blitz, lb blitz,,,,,,

I have always been a Cowboy's Homer, and I believe it it weren't for him that Troy would've had at least two - three more years in the NFL....

He will be SORELY missed..... God Bless

posted by Mickster at 12:22 AM on July 30, 2009


posted by BornIcon at 07:35 AM on July 30, 2009

Tough guy, tough coach, and one hell of a defensive mind. Sent nearly 30 players to the Pro Bowl in his career. What a loss.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:29 PM on July 30, 2009


posted by Joey Michaels at 10:03 PM on July 30, 2009

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