Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Seth Joyner looking to get into coaching

Earlier this week, Eagles fans momentarily gave thought to Jeff Fisher become the team's new defensive coordinator.

Seth Joyner looking to get into coaching


Earlier this week, Eagles fans momentarily gave thought to Jeff Fisher become the team's new defensive coordinator.

We know that's not going to happen, but one of Fisher's former players wouldn't mind joining Andy Reid's staff.

Former Eagle great, Seth Joyner, said this week he's looking to get into coaching and thinks he can help the Birds' linebackers.

"If granted the opportunity, I would love to come back to Philly to coach and pass on my linebacking knowledge to this good group of young Eagles LBs," Joyner told Bob Cunningham on his blog, 2 Minutes to Midnight Green.

More coverage
VOTE: Chip Kelly have a problem relating to black players?
POLL: Which new Eagle are you excited to see in camp?
Game-by-game breakdown of Eagles' schedule
DOWNLOAD: Philly Pro Football app
FORUMS: Who will make the 53-man roster?
Latest NFL odds
Buy Eagles jerseys and other gear

Yesterday, Joyner joined The Morning Show on 610 WIP and expanded on his desire to get into coaching. He's currently living in Arizona and works with high school and college players, but doesn't have any formal coaching experience.

"I might not have coached on the pro level. I might not have coached on the collegiate level, but I played football for 13 years," Joyner said. "That is my experience. From an X's and O's standpoint, anyone can learn X's and O's. I can teach anyone the game from an X's and O's standpoint. And I can learn any defense because I played in every single defense. I played for Bud Carson. I played for Buddy Ryan. I played for Fritz Shurmur. I played under Wade Phillips. Wade Phillips had a lot to do with my development as a linebacker. I played for Jeff Fisher. He was my linebackers coach for two years. I played under some of the greatest minds that the NFL has ever seen. And what they've done is they've taken their wisdom and their knowledge and planted it inside of me and showed me how to play the game."

Joyner, who played for the Eagles from 1986-1993, talked specifically about the Eagles' starting linebackers. He said he worked with Ernie Sims when he came out of college.

"The kid's got phenomenal talent. He just has not been developed," Joyner said. "He was in Detroit, and he hasn't been developed. He came to Philadelphia, and he hasn't been developed. And at some point, it's not too late for the kid. He just needs someone to sit him down and show him how to play the position, how to study, how to anticipate."

Of course, it could very well be too late for Sims in Philadelphia, considering he is a free agent.

Joyner sounded like someone who's serious about getting into coaching.

"I don't want the Eagles' organization to feel like I'm lobbying for this job through the media," he said "... If that opportunity opened up and presented itself to me, I would give it tremendous, tremendous consideration about taking it. I've got a lot of football wisdom and I'm moving quickly in that direction. I'd love to share that with those guys and with the defensive players on the Philadelphia Eagles."

You can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds coverage, including app-exclusive videos and analysis. Get it here.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy:

Philly.com comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by Philly.com staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
About this blog
Sheil Kapadia is in his fifth season writing about the Eagles and the NFL for philly.com. His earliest memories as a sports fan include several trips to Veterans Stadium with his Dad. He's not a beat writer or an Insider, but is here to discuss the NFL 365 days a year. E-mail him at skapadia@philly.com or by clicking here

Follow Sheil on Twitter. And become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook.

Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds coverage, including app-exclusive videos and analysis. Download it here.

Reach Sheil at skapadia@philly.com.

Sheil Kapadia Philly.com
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
letter icon Newsletter