One of Philly’s greatest sports heroes died last week. He wasn’t a player on the field, but he made the Eagles one of the best teams in the NFL. I had the pleasure of meeting Jim Johnson while the Press was putting together The Eagles Encyclopedia, and it was a thrill to talk — however briefly — with the architect of the Eagles’ dominating defense. Ray Didinger, co-author of The Eagles Encyclopedia, knew Johnson well, and wrote of his passing — and his genius as a defensive coordinator — in his “View from the Hall” column at CSN Philly’s web site.
Posted on August 4, 2009 by gkramer