Due to jim johnsons illness ; Cancer I believe is what it is , he will be out of Football for atleast most of this season , maybe even retire if his condition worsens.
They named Mcdermmot his permanent replacement . I believe he's been with Philly for a while . In my opinion , the defense won't be the same . Johnson is a master of blitzes that's what made the D so great , I see a drop off for the upcoming season.
I'm not so sure there will be a huge dropoff. McDermott has been a Jim Johnson understudy for over 5 years and been in that organization for 10. He garnered interest from 2 teams for the DC job (both teams ended up opting for experienced 3-4 DC"s in place). I'm sure he'll remain in contact all season long with Johnson receiving input.
McDermott is one of 2 candidates I wanted Sing to bring in had we switched to a 4-3 D this year (the other being Dave McGinnis).
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