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emeraldfin
07-28-2009, 06:42 PM
Sad, sad news. Hard to believe that only a few months ago he was coaching Philly in the NFC Championship game. RIP Jim

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/Story.asp?story_id=18048

Nappy Roots
07-28-2009, 06:49 PM
wow that sucks! cancer is such a *****. RIP

X-Pacolypse
07-28-2009, 07:05 PM
Sad news, indeed. Rest in Peace, Jim.

mfish41
07-28-2009, 07:36 PM
one of the best defensive minds ever, rip jim johnson

Dolfan3773
07-28-2009, 07:49 PM
RIP...sad news

SpurzN703
07-28-2009, 08:08 PM
Rip JJ

JimToss
07-28-2009, 08:16 PM
Just gut wrenching news. Cancer needs to be stopped.
RIP Jim

I find it despicable that ESPN is leading with "Brett Favre Stays Retired" over the passing of Jim Johnson.
Prayers go out to his family.

BARF
07-28-2009, 08:25 PM
wow that sucks! cancer is such a *****. RIP

it sure is especially when it is someone close to you, I have been there, it is not pleasant, I hope they find a cure in this lifetime for it

3Ply Stagliano
07-28-2009, 08:40 PM
I find it despicable that ESPN is leading with "Brett Favre Stays Retired" over the passing of Jim Johnson.
I get that but it's the same with most of the big sports websites. They seem to think the Brett Favre story is a bigger draw. Unfortunately, they're probably right.

Zyngawf
07-28-2009, 10:11 PM
As an Eagles fan, this hit me harder than a truck would hit a jay-walker.

Yes, sorta made a joke, but there is nothing funny about it

RIP Jim Johnson, one of the greatest football minds of all-time. 1943-2009

dolphinattick
07-28-2009, 10:35 PM
Rip Jj, Phily's Defence Will Miss Him.

KDog13
07-28-2009, 10:56 PM
wow sad new to football, a great person, very wise and smart. He will be missed. Turned the Eagles D into one of the most fierce D's in the league. RIP J.J

Ricky_Fan34
07-28-2009, 10:58 PM
Didn't see it coming so soon. Another sad day for the NFL. McNair and Jim Johnson in the same month.

Ricky4Life
07-28-2009, 11:18 PM
Rip Jj.

Mcganiel
07-29-2009, 10:37 AM
RIP Thanks for providing us with great entertainment over the years. Alway loved waching the Eagle D.....

Zyngawf
07-29-2009, 11:21 AM
How is the Brett Favre story out-weighing this one? just sad..

emeraldfin
07-29-2009, 11:33 AM
How is the Brett Favre story out-weighing this one? just sad..

Sadly, I'm not surprised.

Its hard to believe that the news of a washed up/ over the hill 40 year old, deciding not to play this season, gets much more coverage than the news of a footballing genius, Jim Johnson dying.

Worst thing is, the majority of people who watch football, could'nt care less about Favre at this stage. Yet the networks keep pushing a story that ran its course last season.

Ricky_Fan34
07-29-2009, 12:54 PM
Sadly, I'm not surprised.

Its hard to believe that the news of a washed up/ over the hill 40 year old, deciding not to play this season, gets much more coverage than the news of a footballing genius, Jim Johnson dying.

Worst thing is, the majority of people who watch football, could'nt care less about Favre at this stage. Yet the networks keep pushing a story that ran its course last season.
Could not have said it better.:thanks:

SpaceMountain16
07-29-2009, 06:15 PM
If only it were Jimmy Johnson

PhinPhan910
07-29-2009, 06:35 PM
Poor guy, he was a wonderful coach of the eagles and also a good coach for the fins and one of the best defensive minds ever in the nfl.
Rip Jimmy Johnson.

Ricky_Fan34
07-29-2009, 10:56 PM
For my 500th post, I will honor Jim Johnson. Jim, this one is for you! RIP

jnewmant
07-29-2009, 11:52 PM
rip Jim Johnson, really enjoyed watching his defenses play over the course of his tenure in Philly. He was truly one of the brightest football minds i've ever seen.