Posts Tagged ‘Jim Johnson’

Explaining the Wildcat

The Wildcat has left more than just NFL defenders confused and frustrated. In fact, just about everyone I talk to seems to have their own concept about what the Wildcat offense actually is. But here’s a breakdown of the offense that has become an answer to the Zone Blitz.

Quick observations before my webchat

Random thoughts, on football and beyond.

Notes from Eagles camp: DC Johnson remembered

Thomas George offers up a few quick notes from Eagles practice in Bethlehem, Pa., where the letters “JJ,” honoring late defensive coordinator Jim Johnson, remain on an adjacent field.

Remembering Jim Johnson

The innovative defensive coach’s legacy will live on through his highly effective system and the many young coaches to whom he taught it.

Longtime Eagles coordinator Johnson dies at 68

Jim Johnson, who was the Philadelphia Eagles’ defensive coordinator from 1999 to 2008, died today after a bout with cancer, the team announced today.

Eagles introduce McDermott as defensive coordinator

The Eagles took another step forward on Saturday when they formally introduced Sean McDermott as the team’s new defensive coordinator, replacing longtime coordinator Jim Johnson, who is battling cancer.

Thoughts and prayers go out to Eagles’ Johnson

The Philadelphia Eagles announced the promotion of interim defensive coordinator Sean McDermott to the permanent role today. Longtime coordinator Jim Johnson, one of the best in the business, is fighting cancer, and we wish him all the best.

Roundup: Boldin talks weeks away

Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin would still like a new contract, but GM Rod Graves told the Arizona Republic that the team was weeks away from having substantive talks with the Pro Bowl receiver and his agent. Graves typically will not talk contract extensions until the season has already started.

Eagles DC Johnson to take indefinite leave of absence

The Eagles announced Monday that longtime defensive coordinator Jim Johnson will take an indefinite leave of absence due to his continued treatment for cancer. Johnson recently was diagnosed with a recurrence of melanoma, which has formed a tumor in his spine.

Eagles DC Johnson recovering from cancer treatment

Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson is responding well to cancer treatment and has been working every day in preparation for the April 25-26 draft and the team’s ensuing minicamp a week later. Johnson, 67, has limited his load but he has been working in a relatively normal capacity for weeks, according to the team.

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