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Mr. Laz
10-23-2005, 12:39 PM
you see the coverage they have against the chargers? 8 sometimes 9 men at the line of scrimmage and they are still getting better coverage than we do with 8 men back in coverage.


Jim Johnson

http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/GFEDEFGNGDHI/headshot05johnson.jpg

Position: Defensive Coordinator
Years With Eagles: 7

On January 22, 1999, Eagles head coach Andy Reid targeted and hired Jim Johnson as the Eagles new defensive coordinator. A veteran of 19 seasons as an NFL assistant, Johnson has proven to be the right man in leading the team's defense to become one of the premier units in the NFL.

"As I've said many times, Jim Johnson is the best in the business at what he does," said Reid upon signing his prized defensive coordinator to a lucrative four-year contract extension in 2005. "His defensive units continue to produce at a very high level as he puts a lot of pressure on opposing offenses."

The Eagles defense knows only one way to play and that is to attack. Over the last five years, Johnson's units ranked first in the league in fewest points allowed (1,241, 15.5 per game), sacks (236), 3rd down defense (33.0 %), and red zone defense (86 TDs in 213 attempts), 8th in opponent's QB rating (73.8), and tied for 9th in take-aways (156).

Despite employing a new tandem of starting cornerbacks in Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown in 2004, the Eagles defense ranked 2nd in the league in both points allowed (16.3) and sacks (47).

In 2001, Johnson's unit became the fourth team in NFL history to go all 16 games without allowing more than 21 points. Their streak of allowing 21 or fewer in 34 straight games was second longest in NFL history (Minnesota, 1968-71). In 1999, Johnson's unit forced an NFL-best 46 turnovers, including a team-record 5 interceptions returned for TDs.

Over the last six years, Johnson's defense has produced 19 Pro Bowl selections: Troy Vincent (5), Brian Dawkins (4), Hugh Douglas (3), Jeremiah Trotter (3), Michael Lewis (1), Lito Sheppard (1), Corey Simon (1), and Bobby Taylor (1).

In 1998, he helped the Seahawks register 10 TDs on defense, including 8 INTs returned for scores, 2nd most in NFL history. Johnson arrived in Seattle after a four-year tenure in Indianapolis, the last two as defensive coordinator.

He spent eight seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (1986-93). After overseeing the Cards defensive line for four seasons, Johnson excelled as their secondary coach, helping Aeneas Williams become the first rookie cornerback to lead the league in interceptions (6) since 1981.

Johnson began his coaching career as head coach at Missouri Southern (1967-68), before serving four-year tenures at Drake and Indiana. From 1977-83, Johnson served as defensive coordinator and assistant head coach at Notre Dame, a stint that included a national championship in 1977.

An all-conference quarterback himself at Missouri (where he played in the same backfield with long-time NFL executive Bill Tobin), Johnson went on to spend two seasons with Buffalo as a tight end (1963-64).

A native of Maywood, Ill., the 64-year-old Johnson (born 5/26/41) has a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in physical education from Missouri. He and his wife, Vicky, reside in suburban Philadelphia. They have two children, Scott and Michelle, and three grandchildren, Katie, Justin, and Brandon.

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

Since the start of the 2000 season, Johnson's unit is highly ranked in several pertinent defensive categories:

SIMPLY DEFENSIVE

Fewest points allowed 1,241 (15.5 per game) 1st
Sacks 236 1st
3rd down efficiency 33.0% (369/1,116) 1st
Red zone TD pct. 40.4% (86/213) 1st
Opponent QB rating 73.8 8th
Take-Aways 156 (78 INT, 78 fum.) t-9th

Brock
10-23-2005, 12:40 PM
...will be a Carl Peterson stooge.

Mr. Laz
10-23-2005, 12:41 PM
...will be a Carl Peterson stooge.
once again ... thanks so much for your quality input

Rain Man
10-23-2005, 12:41 PM
Well, sure, but we could do fine with 16 or 17 defenders on the field, too.

Brock
10-23-2005, 12:42 PM
once again ... thanks so much for your quality input

You're welcome. Need a tissue?

Ari Chi3fs
10-23-2005, 12:45 PM
GREGG WILLIAMS
http://www.redskins.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/PDMELEALKJBE/WillliamsDuring1stMini2.jpg

Jim Johnson is 104 years old... I dont want another old ass senile head coach who is going into the Alzheimers years.

Williams grew up in KC, and would love it here. Give it to him.

Mr. Laz
10-23-2005, 12:46 PM
You're welcome. Need a tissue?
nope, i'm fine



you need a tampon? maybe jenny will loan you one.

Brock
10-23-2005, 12:47 PM
nope, i'm fine



you need a tampon? maybe jenny will loan you one.

No thanks. From your crying, I'd say you need some vaginal salve, though. ROFL

Mr. Laz
10-23-2005, 12:47 PM
GREGG WILLIAMS
http://www.redskins.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/PDMELEALKJBE/WillliamsDuring1stMini2.jpg

Jim Johnson is 104 years old... I dont want another old ass senile head coach who is going into the Alzheimers years.

Williams grew up in KC, and would love it here. Give it to him.

wasn't Williams a disaster as a head coach a few years ago?


buffalo??

SNR
10-23-2005, 12:48 PM
GREGG WILLIAMS
http://www.redskins.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/PDMELEALKJBE/WillliamsDuring1stMini2.jpg

Jim Johnson is 104 years old... I dont want another old ass senile head coach who is going into the Alzheimers years.

Williams grew up in KC, and would love it here. Give it to him.The Buffalo experiment wasn't his fault?

Mr. Laz
10-23-2005, 12:49 PM
No thanks. From your crying, I'd say you need some vaginal salve, though. ROFL
great comedy ....





at least the first few million times you've said it

milkman
10-23-2005, 12:49 PM
Sorry guys, but Carl being Carl, I think we can expect this guy to be our next HC.

http://www.newyorkjets.com/images/2004.1/manual_upload/coaches/Edwards_Hermanweb.jpg

Ari Chi3fs
10-23-2005, 12:50 PM
YOu live and learn... I think he will be a much better head coach this time around. but then again, its all subjective.

Al Saunders was a disaster in San Diego, right? I dont want Al Saunders, period.

A defensive minded coach is crucial.

Brock
10-23-2005, 12:50 PM
YOu live and learn... I think he will be a much better head coach this time around. but then again, its all subjective.

Al Saunders was a disaster in San Diego, right? I dont want Al Saunders, period.

A defensive minded coach is crucial.

I'd say Bill Belichick definitely improved with a second chance.

Mr. Laz
10-23-2005, 12:50 PM
Sorry guys, but Carl being Carl, I think we can expect this guy to be our next HC.

http://www.newyorkjets.com/images/2004.1/manual_upload/coaches/Edwards_Hermanweb.jpg

would he leave NY?

Brock
10-23-2005, 12:51 PM
Sorry guys, but Carl being Carl, I think we can expect this guy to be our next HC.

http://www.newyorkjets.com/images/2004.1/manual_upload/coaches/Edwards_Hermanweb.jpg

That's what I would predict, but Laz wants this thread to be about him.

Ultra Peanut
10-23-2005, 12:51 PM
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God, that guy's older than DV.

milkman
10-23-2005, 12:52 PM
The Buffalo experiment wasn't his fault?

Even if it was his fault, guys can learn from their mistakes and show remarkable improvement when given a 2nd chance.

Bill Bellichick is the poster boy for this.

milkman
10-23-2005, 12:53 PM
would he leave NY?

I'm betting Bradway shows him the door.

HolmeZz
10-23-2005, 12:54 PM
would he leave NY?

He might not have a choice.

milkman
10-23-2005, 12:57 PM
GREGG WILLIAMS
http://www.redskins.com/uploads/photos/perm/main/PDMELEALKJBE/WillliamsDuring1stMini2.jpg

Jim Johnson is 104 years old... I dont want another old ass senile head coach who is going into the Alzheimers years.

Williams grew up in KC, and would love it here. Give it to him.

I would actually love to see him get his 2nd chance in KC, but I just don't think Carl will even consider it.

Mr. Laz
10-23-2005, 01:01 PM
Jim Johnson is 104 years old... I dont want another old ass senile head coach who is going into the Alzheimers years.

Williams grew up in KC, and would love it here. Give it to him.

i don't think age is Vermeil's problem ... he had problem with defense in St. louis too until they brought a defense special advisor to fix stuff.

Vermeil's problems are Vermeil ... not age related imo


i wanted gregg william instead of Knobinson

Skip Towne
10-23-2005, 01:02 PM
No dice on Johnson. He's a MUron.

KCWolfman
10-23-2005, 01:02 PM
It would be good to have a defensive head coach again......

One who can actually be a head coach anyway.

go bowe
10-23-2005, 01:03 PM
Well, sure, but we could do fine with 16 or 17 defenders on the field, too.if dexter's on the field, the opposing offense with find him, no matter how many men we put on the field... :(

mlyonsd
10-23-2005, 01:05 PM
if dexter's on the field, the opposing offense with find him, no matter how many men we put on the field... :(

I suppose there's some rule against having Dexter change his jersey number every time he takes the field. That possibly could confuse them for a play or two.

Mr. Laz
10-23-2005, 01:08 PM
It would be good to have a defensive head coach again......

One who can actually be a head coach anyway.
i just love the adjustments Johnson seems to be able to make.



imo that's a sign of good coaching




although i don't have anything against Williams either