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Old July 28th, 2009, 02:25 PM   #1
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OT: Eagles Johnson dies at 68


Jim Johnson, whose attacking defenses helped the Philadelphia Eagles to one Super Bowl appearance and five NFC title games, has died. He was 68.

Johnson had taken a leave of absence from the team in May as he continued to battle a cancerous tumor on his spine. The Eagles announced his death on Tuesday afternoon.

A veteran of 22 years as an NFL assistant, Johnson is regarded as one of the top defensive minds in the league, known for building units able to pressure the quarterback from every angle. His defenses consistently ranked among the best in the league, including last season, when the Eagles finished third in total defense and fell one victory short of the Super Bowl.

Johnson is survived by his wife, Vicky, two children and four grandchildren.


http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4362252

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Old July 28th, 2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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Holy ----!!!! I had been wondering lately how he was doing. This is truly sad. RIP
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Old July 28th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #3
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A sad day for the Eagles, NFL, and football! RIP Mr Johnson
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Old July 28th, 2009, 02:38 PM   #4
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Old July 28th, 2009, 02:45 PM   #5
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A sad day for the Eagles, NFL, and football! RIP Mr Johnson
And us longtime Cards fans. He was a coach in Stl-AZ under Gene Stallings. RIP Jimmy!!!
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Old July 28th, 2009, 02:46 PM   #6
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My condolences to the Johnson family. May he rest peacefully. A great loss to pro football.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 03:34 PM   #7
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That is a real shame. Very sad.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 04:18 PM   #10
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The guy lived a great life... Nothing sad about that.
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RIP! What a surprise to hear.

Jim Johnson is a Hall of Fame coach IMO.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #12
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One of the best defensive minds in the NFL. Sad day for Eagle fans and all of us who love the game. RIP.
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Old July 28th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #13
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He brought a defense that beat on you till you were so sore, that you felt like you lost, even if you managed to win the game. He was a rare man to be able to inspire such feroscity. May he rest in peace, and may his family be comforted.
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His memory will live on....


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