Johnson remembered as tough, caring
With time bearing down on their sixtysomething bodies, Jim Johnson and Pete Jenkins used to ponder retirement. It never lasted too long. They knew they were a fading generation in the NFL, a couple of silver-haired coaches in a world of text messages and hair gel. When Johnson and Jenkins commiserated, Eagles coach Andy Reid used to joke that they were probably talking about something old-fashioned and dated, like Elvis.
But when the old men were alone, Johnson used to say he'd retire ...
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