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December 18, 1990 | By Mark Bowden, Inquirer Staff Writer
Underneath Veterans Stadium, as thousands of fans filed in to find their seats late Sunday afternoon, as his Eagles teammates watched the TV monitor in the locker room for the results of earlier games, linebacker Seth Joyner sat alone at his locker stall, clamped on the earphones of his portable compact disc player, and pushed Play. I've got the power! Like the crack of a whip I SNAP attack! Front to back in this thing called rap! The grinding, pounding, declamatory beat of the rap group SNAP crowded all other thoughts from his head.
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November 25, 1987 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
His most recent performance for the Eagles' defense hardly won a rave review, but no one can deny that the NFL season has progressed smartly for Seth Joyner, the thinking man's linebacker. Setting aside Sunday's 31-19 loss to St. Louis, when Joyner and almost every other Eagle came unglued in a disastrous first half, consider these happier occasions for the 6-foot-2, 241-pound, second-year pro from Spring Valley, N.Y.: In the season opener at Washington - his first game at left linebacker after having vastly different responsibilities on the right side - the 23- year-old Joyner was second on the team in tackles, with six. Against New Orleans a week later, Joyner contributed the first touchdown of his NFL career to the Eagles' 27-17 victory when he picked up Bobby Hebert's fumble and returned it 18 yards, to the Saints' end zone.
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April 29, 1994 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
From trade bait to team leader. A leap of faith? Not for Randall Cunningham, the quarterback who was nearly traded on draft day by the new owner he had never met; the franchise player who is returning from his second season-ending injury in three years, and the man who is expected to take the Eagles into the playoffs in 1994. Cunningham returned to Veterans Stadium yesterday to announce that since Seth Joyner and Clyde Simmons had joined Buddy Ryan's Arizona Cardinals, it was time for somebody else to assume the leadership role in Philadelphia.
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September 27, 1992 | By Mark Bowden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Check out the next coin toss before an Eagles game. Out at the 50-yard line, the team captains gather for the ceremonial howyadoins, handshakes and good wishes and the flipping of a piece of change. One captain is never there. Ten yards away from all this fellowship stands outside linebacker Seth Joyner, massive arms crossed, weight shifting menacingly from foot to foot, gnawing at the edge of his tooth guard, his face projecting obdurate hate. This is the pure, focused malice that bites through crowbars.
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June 2, 1994 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Moments after he arrived in Philadelphia, took a physical and slipped on a green Eagles practice jersey for the first time yesterday, outside linebacker Bill Romanowski stepped onto the Veterans Stadium practice field, looking for action. No, Romanowski needed no introduction. The seven-year veteran, acquired from San Francisco to replace Seth Joyner, found Eagles linebacker coach Jim Vechiarella conducting a rookie camp workout in a far corner of the field, and went to work.
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November 25, 1993 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
How important is Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins for the Eagles' franchise at this point in the season? Just listen to Herschel Walker and Seth Joyner - the respective leaders of the offense and the defense. Though Walker and Joyner have been the two constants on a team that has been reshaped by injuries and defeat, both have led throughout the season in different ways. Walker is inspirational and always positive. Joyner prefers tough love and candor. But in these troubled times, they both have the same message for their teammates.
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November 20, 1992 | By Mark Bowden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mount Seth blew for the last time yesterday. Fed up with being portrayed as the Captain of Blame, the Mouth that Roared and a Divisive Force in the locker room, all-pro linebacker Seth Joyner, the loosest of the Eagles' many loose cannons, has done the unthinkable. He has taken a vow of silence for the rest of this season. "I've had it," he said. Vapor may slowly rise from Joyner's knotted brow. Opinions will still roil like molten stone behind his baleful, brown-eyed stare.
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April 30, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Seth Joyner and Keith Byars will end their stellar NFL careers the same way they began - as Eagles. The team is "signing" Joyner and Byars tomorrow so the two can announce their retirement in Philadelphia. Joyner and his agent, Jim Solano, conceived the idea. Solano phoned Eagles director of football operations Tom Modrak, who agreed to the unusual gesture. Joyner and Byars came to Philadelphia in 1986 as part of the same draft class. Byars was a first-round pick from Ohio State, Joyner an eighth-round pick from Texas-El Paso.
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September 8, 1995 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
Randall Cunningham has said that the West Coast offense is a snap, that he knows it like the back of his hand. But Cardinals linebacker Seth Joyner has been watching film of Cunningham and the Eagles' offense this week. And he doesn't see a quarterback who is anywhere close to mastering the difficult offense. "I don't think he has a full understanding of the offense yet," said Joyner, the former Eagle. "They're still working out the kinks. You can see that there are times when Randall isn't sure where he should go (with the ball)
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June 17, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Ex-Eagles linebacker Seth Joyner was released yesterday by the Arizona Cardinals, who hope to re-sign him for less money. Joyner, 32, was scheduled to make $3.45 million next season and $2.7 million in 1998, including a $700,000 signing bonus each year. If the Cardinals had cut Joyner before June 1, $1.4 million in bonuses would have counted toward this year's salary cap. Now, the cap liability will be only $700,000 this season and the same amount next season. Neither Joyner nor his agent, Jim Solano, immediately returned phone calls.
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January 21, 2011
EVERY TIME Jets coach Rex Ryan opens his mouth, it is hard not to listen for the sounds of the old man - and anybody who lived through those times with the Eagles probably does the same thing. They are different, Rex and Buddy are. Rex is very much a 21st-century Ryan and significantly more polished than his father. Rex never hits his boss with his buckshot, a skill that his father never cared to master. Rex, when talking about people in the football business, also manages to toe a line of decorum, you should excuse the expression, while Buddy would never acknowledge that a line even existed.
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January 7, 2011 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
One football player claimed by two towns, by two teams. This week, as the Eagles host the Packers on Sunday in a first-round playoff game, that description truly fits only one player. It's easy to settle the issue of which team Reggie White really belonged to. If you believe that the great defensive end had his greatest years with the Eagles but won a title with the Packers, here's the tiebreaker: When you think of the Packers, you think of Bart Starr and Paul Hornung and Willie Davis and that whole era of players, and of Brett Favre more recently.
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May 2, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wherever their distinguished NFL careers took them, Keith Byars and Seth Joyner felt like Philadelphia Eagles. "My heart stayed in Philadelphia," Byars said. "It was just my body that left. Miami, New England - I played for those teams, but I was an Eagle in my heart. " "Everywhere I go," Joyner said, "even outside the country, I run into people who remember me as a Philadelphia Eagle. When I come back here, I still got a lot of love from the fans here. They remember the good times.
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April 30, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Seth Joyner and Keith Byars will end their stellar NFL careers the same way they began - as Eagles. The team is "signing" Joyner and Byars tomorrow so the two can announce their retirement in Philadelphia. Joyner and his agent, Jim Solano, conceived the idea. Solano phoned Eagles director of football operations Tom Modrak, who agreed to the unusual gesture. Joyner and Byars came to Philadelphia in 1986 as part of the same draft class. Byars was a first-round pick from Ohio State, Joyner an eighth-round pick from Texas-El Paso.
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January 27, 1999 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A long line of Denver Broncos stars - Terrell Davis, John Elway and Steve Atwater among them - sat on canopied thrones yesterday, high above Media Day's lunging cameras and microphones. Far from that exalted row, Seth Joyner propped himself against a Pro Player Stadium wall and took a seat on a rolled-up tarpaulin. There was no Super Bowl XXXIII name tag above his head. No crowd surrounding him. "What do you expect?" asked Joyner, the onetime Eagles all-pro linebacker who now is a Broncos special-teamer.
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November 29, 1998 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's like some combination of a time warp and a fun-house mirror. There's Reggie White, leading the NFL with 14 sacks. There's Randall Cunningham, launching footballs 60 yards for touchdowns. And here are the Philadelphia Eagles, whose uniform those men wore for a combined 19 seasons, plodding through a nightmarish 2-9 season. Something is wrong with this picture. Just ask the Eagles fans who would be suffering enough without having to watch their former heroes defy age and logic in other NFL outposts.
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November 12, 1998 | By Phil Gianficaro, FOR THE INQUIRER
Oakland cornerback Eric Allen called Reggie White, the Green Bay defensive end, after White recorded three of his 12 sacks in one game earlier this season. Minnesota quarterback Randall Cunningham called Allen after Allen was honored as the AFC defensive player of the month of October. Allen and White each called Cunningham, the NFL's top-rated passer, to congratulate him on his remarkable season. The consensus is that those former Eagles will be called not only to the playoffs but also to the Pro Bowl in a season in which the current Eagles are being called something else: pathetic.
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August 13, 1998 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Seth Joyner returned yesterday from a knee injury and Green Bay coach Mike Holmgren said he plans to play the former Eagles linebacker against the Oakland Raiders. Joyner missed more than a week with a swollen left knee, the same one he had surgically repaired last season. His chance to start is all but gone. Now, even his roster spot might be in jeopardy. "For a guy that's never been cut before, it would be a big deal," said Joyner, a 13-year veteran. "Obviously, that's not my plan.
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January 4, 1998 | By Bob Ford, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There are times these days when Seth Joyner finds himself jumping around the practice field and smiling just from the simple joy of playing football. He is 33 and has been going to work as a professional linebacker for 12 NFL seasons. Along the way, there have been three Pro Bowl appearances, a six-season stretch of at least 100 tackles, and, so it seemed, the accompanying frustration of never being in the right place at exactly the right time. Joyner knows better than most that the right setting is as fragile as an egg, so he holds these days carefully, cradling each joy to better remember its feel.
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October 8, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Green Bay's trade of linebacker Wayne Simmons yesterday to the Kansas City Chiefs came down to one thing, according to Packers general manager Ron Wolf: Seth Joyner is a better player. "The reason we decided to let Wayne Simmons go was we wanted to give an opportunity to let Seth Joyner play," Wolf said. "It gives Wayne an opportunity to go somewhere where he could play. We feel it wouldn't have worked with players splitting time. "He did an excellent job for us. It gives us an opportunity to have a different style player to play, and maybe a better player.
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