NFC East: Aaron Francisco

Eagles defensive coordinator in press box

January, 18, 2009
1/18/09
3:53
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

• As you probably know by now, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson is in the press box again today. He's been using a cane the past two weeks because of back pain.

Someone told me before the game that Eagles secondary coach Sean McDermott is the one calling in the plays after talking to Johnson. On that first touchdown drive, the Cardinals were having a lot of success running against the Eagles' nickel defense.

• Defensive end Travis LaBoy has an injured left biceps and his return is questionable.

• Hero for the Eagles so far: Rookie wideout DeSean Jackson racing back to strip the ball from Cardinals free safety Aaron Francisco after his interception. The Cardinals would've had the ball inside the Eagles' 30-yard line. Instead, right tackle Jon Runyan pounced on the ball, giving Philly a fresh set of downs. If you're looking for a huge play so far in this game, there you go.

Oops, 62-yard touchdown for Larry Fitzgerald. My Super Bowl trip not looking good!

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