Jim Johnson passed away Tuesday afternoon at the age of 68 after a courageous battle with cancer. The 22 year veteran as an NFL assistant was one of the top defensive masterminds in NFL history. Four of his defensive assistants have gone on to successful careers with other NFL franchises: Steve Spagnuolo (head coach of the St. Louis Rams), John Harbaugh (head coach of the Baltimore Ravens), Ron Rivera (defensive coordinator of the San Diego Chargers) and Leslie Frazier (defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings). To read more click here
Jim Johnson will be surely missed in Philly, and while some might think that the window was beginning to close for the Eagles, watch for veteran Eagle players to become more motivated than ever after this tragic loss.