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Eagles Defensive Coordinator Jim Johnson Succumbs to Cancer
| July 28, 2009
Posted on 07/28/2009 3:41:09 PM PDT by 07Jack
PHILADELPHIA -- Jim Johnson, whose attacking defenses helped the Philadelphia Eagles to one Super Bowl appearance and five NFC title games, has died. He was 68.
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Another great loss and sad day for Philly sports fans. Johnson was treated for Melanoma in 2001. The cancer resurfaced in early 2009 and Johnson took a leave of absence in May. Jim was a good guy. Condolences and prayers to his family and friends.
posted on 07/28/2009 3:41:10 PM PDT
To: 4everontheRight; ABG(anybody but Gore); Abbeville Conservative; akorahil; albee; Americanwolf; ...
Feared it was coming. Sad day.
posted on 07/28/2009 3:46:07 PM PDT
(It's The Policies, Stupid.)
As an Eagle fan for as long as I can remember, I’m no 70 years old, I offer my condolences his family and friends.
I for one will miss seeing him on the sidelines and watching his wonders with the defense.
God speed, till we surely will be with our Lord and Savior forever.
posted on 07/28/2009 3:56:27 PM PDT
Not an Eagles fan, but respected the heck out of Jim Johnson’s coaching. A sad loss.
posted on 07/28/2009 3:57:38 PM PDT
Wow, as a Cowboy fan, I can attest to the fact that the guy knew defense. Big loss for the Eagles and a bigger loss for his family and friends.
posted on 07/28/2009 4:02:19 PM PDT
("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
When I heard it was in his bones a few months ago, I knew it wouldn’t be long.
RIP, JJ. It was a pleasure watching your defenses all these years.
Rest in peace Coach Johnson, from a Giant fan. You were always a worthy adversary.
posted on 07/28/2009 4:03:20 PM PDT
(Chicago, Land of Lincoln who freed the slaves and Land of Obama who enslaved the free.)
posted on 07/28/2009 4:04:53 PM PDT
("Character is doing the right thing even when no one is looking"..J.C. Watts)
May you devise new blitz packages in Heaven.
Thoughts and condolances to the Johnson family and to Iggle nation....
posted on 07/28/2009 4:42:01 PM PDT
by cleveland gop
(AND THE CHAMPION GOLFER OF THE YEAR IS, STEWART CINK!!!!!!)
posted on 07/28/2009 11:23:53 PM PDT
(~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
As much as I detest the Eaglets, he was a very good coach.
posted on 07/29/2009 4:23:11 AM PDT
redskin fan here - great coach. always dreaded those blitzes (especially with jason campbell at qb!)
prayers for family
posted on 07/29/2009 11:55:24 AM PDT
(every day in the Light is a good day ... John 8:12 & 14:6; Psalm 119:105; Joshua 24:15)
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