ESPN: Mosley: Andy Reid has an update on Jim Johnson
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Andy Reid has an update on Jim Johnson
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
The most important thing from Andy Reid's news conference Thursday was his update on defensive coordinator Jim Johnson's health. For the first time, Reid alluded to the fact that Johnson might not be available for the start of the season.
"Some days are good days, and some days are not-so-good days," Reid said. "He's receiving pretty intense chemotherapy. There are just some days that stuff gets you, and there are other days that he feels pretty good. I have a chance to talk to him about every day. He's a battler."
Reid also talked about how secondary coach Sean McDermott's experience with Johnson should serve him well as he takes on the interim role as defensive coordinator.
"If that's how it is in the fall, then at least [McDermott] had a little bit of exposure to it," Reid said, voicing for the first time the possibility that his young assistant might have to start the season as defensive coordinator. "If Jim comes back, I think Sean's even better for (the experience)."
Re: ESPN: Mosley: Andy Reid has an update on Jim Johnson
It's very sad. I don't even have a smart comment to make and I usually do. Hope the guy gets better.