Philadelphia Eagles

Jim Johnson Is Gone But Not Forgotten

PHILADELPHIA - SEPTEMBER 21: Defensive coordinator Jim Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field during pre-game warmups before their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 21, 2008 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)
Leo PizziniAnalyst IJuly 28, 2009

With the most regret I can offer, Jimmy Johnson, our beloved defensive coordinator, has lost his battle with cancer.

Aside from the spectacular adjustments and play calls that he made as a football coach, Johnson was a model man.

Humble and accomplished.

We will miss J.J. and with a very sad heart I wish his family everything that I can.

The city of Philadelphia hurts right now, but J.J. will never be forgotten. Not by his team, the players, the entire NFL and sports community.

The man is a legend, an immortal, a revolutionary thinker and an example of what all men should aspire to be.

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