Friday, July 24, 2009

Sean McDermott is the new Eagles Defensive Coordinator

This move is hardly shocking, but that doesn't make it any less depressing. The Eagles have announced that Sean McDermott will be their new Defensive Coordinator, replacing Jim Johnson, who is currently battling cancer. While McDermott has worked under Johnson since 2001 and the Eagles defense shouldn't change much, it's still a tough loss for the Eagles to be losing one of the best coordinators in the game. When he gets healthy, Johnson will likely always have a job with the Eagles, but since he is 68 years old, there is no guarantee he will be back on the sidelines ever again.

While we are sad to see Johnson step down, McDermott is the perfect replacement. He has coached the Eagles secondary and linebackers off and on for nearly a decade and knows all about the Eagles attacking defense. I wouldn't expect any drop off at all in the play of the defense.

More importantly, I wish Jim Johnson well. Get healthy soon and get back to drawing up some crazy blitzes.

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