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Jim Johnson dead at age 68

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Buck Melanoma, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Buck Melanoma

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    RIP Coach Johnson.
     
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    IMO, one of the finest defensive coordinators in NFL history and a LOCK for the HOF (albiet posthumously).

    Condolences to his family and friends, the Eagles organization, and to all their fans. Sad day indeed.

    Here's to you Coach! :icon_toast:

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    I remember before we hired Marty, I was hoping we'd give him an interview.

    But, he came out and publicly stated that he was staying as the DC in Philly.
     
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    Wow thats horrible

    The guy was easily one of the top 2 DCs in the NFL over the past 10 years (Dick LeBeau), and produced great assistants.
     
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    I hate hearing about people losing their battle with cancer.

    But he went with honor! RIP.
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    What a loss, I hate it that cancer can still beat a human. This sucks and I wish nothing but peace and Gods care for his family. Mr. Johnson, you are with the angels tonight, say hi to mom and dad for me.:yes:
     
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    Defensive Coordinator Ron Rivera on Jim Johnson:
    "Jim was most certainly a very good man, a very decent man. He was definitely a mentor, not just for me but for several guys in the league right now that are coordinators and head coaches. He was just a real caring person. He gave me my start and my opportunity. He took the time to teach me. I'm extremely grateful for everything he did for me.

    "Going into my fourth year in the league, he showed me how to script (plays). He showed me how to put together a game plan. Then he'd have me write his game plan up for him and he'd ask me, 'Why would you do this?' He'd tell me why. 'That's not good enough,' or 'That's a good idea.' He was most certainly a teacher.

    "You talk about people giving you a start and helping you along the way. I got my first job coaching with Dave Wannstedt, but I got my first opportunity to be a position coach with Jim. He took the time to teach me and show me. I wouldn't be where I am today without him mentoring, showing me and giving me the opportunity.

    "Leslie [Frazier], Steve [Spagnolo] and I ... we laugh about our time with Jim all the time. We were the three young guys on the staff and Jim was hard on us. I remember just after I was hired in Philadelphia, I had just finished signing my contract and he walked into my office and closed the door. He said, 'Listen. I'm an old linebacker coach. Don't take anything personal when I come in and take over your meetings, when I take over your drills. I can't help myself. Don't take it personal when I'm hard on you because I'm just trying to teach you.' That's exactly what he did. You take a step back and look at the success we've all had. The direct correlation was Jim Johnson."
     
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    Very sad to hear this. RIP coach Johnson. You will be missed.
     
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    He led a full life. His defenses were always fun to watch and a ***** to play against. RIP
     

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