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OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life" [Update: Johnson has passed.]

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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    Sucks...terrible news to go into camp with for them.
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    By all accounts, a classy guy and hard worker. It is sad news indeed.
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    It always sucks when cancer wins those battles. Very sad news for the Eagles and for the family of Jim Johnson.
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    And, unfortunately, it almost always does win - as it did with my mom about 5 months ago. It is better once it's over, though, so hopefully this will be as quick as possible for both him and his family.

    And, for heaven's sake, if anyone out there has a family history go and get checked. I know I did.
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    Sad news no matter who it is...his legacy will live on in all Eagles fans' hearts forever no matter what...
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    Very sad news. :(
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    :(

    NFL Network just announced he passed away.
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    It's very sad to hear of his passing...he had to be one of the better defensive coordinators of his time...
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    God Bless your soul Jim - You were one of the best defensive minds in NFL history and the world of Football was a better place just to have you in it :(

    :rip:
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    Rest in peace Jim Johnson
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    Best DC of my generation.. It was amazing watch him have waves and waves of blitz's coming after the QB and still have everyone covered..

    RIP JJ and best wishes to his family
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    May he rest in peace
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    RIP Jim. A true football genius. May God bless your family in this difficult time. Truly heartbreaking.
    :(
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    RIP, a true shame.
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    Amen to that. A gentleman and a great competitor.
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    Godspeed to him :(
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    Re: OT: Jim Johnson "fighting for his life"

    I hope the family/organization is holding up well after a tragic loss...
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    Re: Sadly Coach Jim Johnson Has Passed

    Didn't sound good this past week when they announced his interim replacement was no longer interim, but that was fast. He was a defensive legend. With Dawkins having moved on to Denver, it may be hard for Philly to maintain the reputation their defense had built under his leadership. RIP.
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    Re: Sadly Coach Jim Johnson Has Passed

    That is sad news for his family. He was an awesome defensive coordinators.
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    Re: Sadly Coach Jim Johnson Has Passed

    That sucks
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    Re: Sadly Coach Jim Johnson Has Passed

    We just need to all send our thoughts and priers to the eagles, and more importantly, his family...
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    Re: Sadly Coach Jim Johnson Has Passed

    The league lost one it it's best today. I am sad to hear the news. I knew he was sick, but thought he was recovering. I thought he was just taking the year off to recover.
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    Re: Sadly Coach Jim Johnson Has Passed

    That's awful news. He was a great coach.
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    Re: Sadly Coach Jim Johnson Has Passed

    One of the all time best, gone far too soon. Football is unimportant in comparision to the loss to his family.
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    Re: Sadly Coach Jim Johnson Has Passed

    I heard the news on EEI tonight- definitely sad. He was a pretty amazing coach.

    Regards to his family.
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    RIP. Huge loss both for his family and for the Eagles
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    Quite a shock. I knew he had left the team, but had no idea he was as sick as he was.

    Very sad.
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