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Philadelphia Eagles Coaching Staff Looks To Sideline Personal Drama

Published by on May 17, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Much like a spine helps control a body’s electrical system, a good defensive coordinator can control a football team.

But what happens when the spine of a football team is diagnosed with spinal cancer?

That is one of the many questions the Eagles and their fans are waiting for the answer to this year.

Famed Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson was diagnosed at the end of last season with Stage IV bone cancer on his spine, eight years after he was treated for skin cancer in the same spot.

The fiery Johnson has been responsible for the team averaging about 50 sacks per season for the past 10 years. His well-regarded blitzes continue to confuse teams season after season.


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