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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.

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14 Responses to “Eagles, Browns add strength coaches”
  1. Quagmire says: Jan 27, 2010 7:38 PM

    Eagles didn’t look real strong against Dallas…yeah, probably just the strength coach.

  2. slipkid says: Jan 27, 2010 7:41 PM

    eagles wont run the ball. they may throw it harder.

  3. danielcp0303 says: Jan 27, 2010 8:00 PM

    Eagles are gonna need some strength to contend with the Cowboys

  4. tombrookshire says: Jan 27, 2010 8:28 PM

    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.

  5. mann1976 says: Jan 27, 2010 8:50 PM

    i hope that new coach can get five to drop 15lbs that will improve his accuracy

  6. Dr. Michael says: Jan 27, 2010 8:51 PM

    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.

  7. nfcbeast says: Jan 27, 2010 9:37 PM

    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.

  8. Big Smitty SCPO says: Jan 27, 2010 10:35 PM

    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…

  9. andy reid's belt says: Jan 28, 2010 12:26 AM

    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.

  10. JoeSixPack says: Jan 28, 2010 12:36 AM

    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.

  11. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 28, 2010 8:51 AM

    “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.

  12. Hap says: Jan 28, 2010 9:15 AM

    Vs. The Cowboys , The Eagles were strong…….smelling.

  13. raw B says: Jan 28, 2010 9:53 AM

    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?

  14. richraybirdman says: Jan 28, 2010 4:34 PM

    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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