Eagles, Browns add strength coaches

As NFL teams continue to fill out their coaching staffs for the 2010 season, two teams today announced the hiring of strength and conditioning coaches.

The Cleveland Browns announced the addition of Kent Johnston as head strength and conditioning coach, while the Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have named Barry Rubin head strength and conditioning coach and Ken Croner assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Johnston is returning to football after four years out of the game. He was most recently the strength coach at Alabama in 2005, and he’s also been on the staff of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1987-91), Green Bay Packers (1992-98) and Seattle Seahawks (1999-2003).

Rubin spent the last two seasons as the Eagles strength and conditioning assistant and before that was a strength coach with the Packers for 11 years. Croner was hired by the Eagles after previously working with Athletes Performance in Phoenix, where he worked with NFL players during the off-season.

14 responses to “Eagles, Browns add strength coaches

  1. Eagles are a finess team. They don’t need strength, don’t need a running game, don’t need great receivers, don’t need a great QB and/or one that doesn’t get sick in big games, don’t need linebackers. Just ask Andy Reid, they don’t need any of those things to win the Super Bowl. Why, because they ain’t winnin it, and they don’t care, either, just as long as people continue to line up to see regular season games and buy jerseys, and just as long as they have a statistically good season. With these guys, it’s all about and only about, money.

  2. father of the year Andy Reid needs to lose 250 pounds to start and get his sons out of jail. What a joke of an organization…I was 40 year diehard fan until August 13th when they signed dog killer, Michael Vick.

  3. They could have gone without hiring a strength and conditioning coach, all the players could just take turns benching the head coach.
    Wade Phillips is another fat ass coach, Pot calling the kettle black- Cowgirls.

  4. Well I remember the the Cowgirls getting their azzes handed to them last season and coming back and handing it to the Eagles the following season… So don’t be to sad when the tables are turned next year I do recall Philly having some pieces missing when they played last year. So Dallas focus on the Vikings and next season get your azzes handed to you by another team!!! Thats how you roll down there…

  5. Hey Big Smitty SCPO…you’re right…the ShEagles were missing some pieces like a clueless head coach and a qb that can’t win a big game and as far as all of those playoff appearances that all ShEagle fans talk about….well that’s kinda like being the world’s tallest midget. What will your excuse be next year? Maybe if the ShEagles could win… oh let’s say… 2 Lombardi’s, maybe that division 2 franchise would be taken seriously.

  6. Kent Johnston clearly impressed Holmgren with his plans to put players through rigorous weight training that involves players working up to the point where they can bench press Eric Mangini.

  7. “I do recall Philly having some pieces missing when they played last year”
    Yeah, pieces like WRs that can do more than run fast, a coach that wants to do more than pass and a defense that could get pressure on a QB without sending the house on a blitz.

  8. LMAO at all these bitter cowboy fans posting in a topic about the EAGLES and the BROWNS. wheres all the Bengals or Steeler fans talking trash on the browns? Oh yeah, probably doing something that MATTERS or that is RELEVANT. What a bunch of sour haters. The Entire NFL was laughing at you as you got mopped by the Vikings. How does it feel to be looked at as the spine less women of the NFL?
    GO BIRDS, KEEP CHOMPING ON THAT BIG D IN DALLARSE

  9. The Birds Need D. one reason cowgirls got there way this season 3 times. JJ (Jim Johnson). Poor guy rolled over in his grave after seeing the poor performance his old D gave. RIP JJ

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