It was impossible to block the emotion of family and friends of Jim Johnson, the former Eagles' defensive coordinator inducted the organization's Honor Roll posthumously. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said Johnson was more than a coach. Vicky Johnson, his widow, spoke of the family guy.
He was 68.
Brendan and Justin Rose, Johnson's twin 12-year-old grandchildren, shared memories about their Pop-Pop providing another insight to the man so revered, and missed by players, coaching colleagues and fans.
The twins are mature beyond their youth, having viewed game tapes and assisted the team voluntarily at the past two training camps.