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Johnson Will Be Missed: How 2009 Coaching Changes Will Impact the Eagles

Published by on May 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Jim Johnson, arguably one of the most intelligent defensive coordinators this game has ever seen, will take a leave of absence as he recovers from skin cancer. In his place for the time being is Sean McDermott, a longtime assistant in the Philadelphia Eagles organization.

On the surface, this is a psychological blow to the defense. Not to diminish the job Johnson has done in his tenure as the Eagles' defensive coordinator, but McDermott has been in the organization since 2000.

Not lost in all of this is the fact that in the nine years McDermott has been a member of the coaching staff, he has learned under Johnson; thus leaving little doubt in his ability to execute the defense properly.

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