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

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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.

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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."


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