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August 28, 1991 | Associated Press
Quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver said he was told Tuesday night by a Charger official that he will be traded to the Atlanta Falcons today. "That's the direction they're going in and there's nothing I can do about it," Tolliver said. Charger General Manager Bobby Beathard confirmed that the Chargers and Falcons have agreed on the terms, but he said the deal has not been completed. "Atlanta wanted to wait until after their practice (today)," Beathard said.
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November 15, 1999
Tampa Bay limited the Chiefs to five yards passing in the first half, breaking the franchise record of six in the second half of a loss to Chicago in 1979. . . . The Packers haven't won at Texas Stadium since Dec. 24, 1989. . . . The 49ers are 57-28 on the road since 1989, the best in the NFL. This year, however, they are 0-5. Miami's Damon Huard became the 60th quarterback Buffalo's Bruce Smith has sacked in his career. . . .
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December 25, 1990 | T.J. SIMERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The message is clear to Dan Henning: The Chargers, who have lost 13 games by seven or fewer points in the past two years, have to find a way to win close football games. To drive home that point to his players, Henning announced Monday that rookie John Friesz will replace Billy Joe Tolliver as the team's starting quarterback and will make his NFL debut Sunday against the Raiders. "We're at a point of playing with some of these better teams, but we're not pulling it off," Henning said.
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November 15, 1999 | From Associated Press
How bad are the San Francisco 49ers? So bad that the New Orleans Saints, a team that had not won since the season opener, beat them, 24-6, Sunday. It was the biggest margin of victory for the Saints in their series against the 49ers. "We're searching for answers and I'm beating myself up trying to find a way to get more out of our players on both sides of the ball," 49er Coach Steve Mariucci said. "You've got a frustrated team right now."
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November 2, 1989 | BOB WOLF
Rookie Billy Joe Tolliver's first fling as the Chargers' No. 1 quarterback lasted just one game. Coach Dan Henning announced Wednesday that Jim McMahon would be back at his old spot Sunday when the Chargers play the Philadelphia Eagles at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. The change had been expected--Tolliver completed only six of 17 passes against the Seahawks in Seattle last Sunday before being replaced by McMahon in the fourth quarter of the Chargers' 10-7 loss.
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August 17, 1999
It's an NFL truism: You have one Billy Joe on your team, it's a novelty. You have two, you might as well jump off the Tallahatchie bridge. New Orleans goes two deep with Billy Joes at quarterback: Hobert and Tolliver. In an attempt to compensate, the Saints have a promising running back in Ricky Williams, but he has been spotted recently wearing a dress.
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June 20, 1990
The San Diego Chargers have talked to Bert Jones, 39, who retired in 1982, about becoming a candidate for a reserve quarterback job behind starter Billy Joe Tolliver.
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October 27, 1990
San Diego Chargers coach Dan Henning keeps stating that "down the road" his highly erratic and ineffective quarterback, Billy Joe Tolliver, will prove "over a period of time" to be capable of handling the position. Well, if Billy Joe Tolliver doesn't learn real soon how to play catch with Anthony Miller and not the stadium peanut vendors the only thing "down the road" will be Charger fans! ANDY GUYER San Diego
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October 27, 1994 | Associated Press
The Oilers are continuing their "Who's The Quarterback?" show for another week. Starter Cody Carlson, although reasonably healthy Monday night against Philadelphia, was pulled in the fourth quarter when the outcome was still in question and replaced by former emergency quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver. The Oilers still lost, 21-6, but Tolliver has played well in two relief appearances and is gaining support to start Sunday's game against the Raiders.
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August 29, 1991 | DAVE DISTEL
Fans boo. It's their right. It's their right because they pay hard-earned bucks to watch football or baseball or opera or whatever. They have paid for the right to express either pleasure or displeasure, depending upon what their eyes behold. Charger fans were not pleased with one Billy Joe Tolliver. They booed him. It got to the point of being merciless and ugly Friday night in the final exhibition game against the Raiders. Stupid Charger fans.
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November 5, 1999
After two Billy Joes, New Orleans Coach Mike Ditka may try a Danny against the Buccaneers. First-string quarterback Billy Joe Hobert is injured again and Ditka has doubts about second-stringer Billy Joe Tolliver. That means the Saints may resort to third-string quarterback Danny Wuerffel, famous for working magic down the road at Florida. The 49ers spent the week practicing plays from the shotgun, a formation they haven't used for 20 years.
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August 17, 1999
It's an NFL truism: You have one Billy Joe on your team, it's a novelty. You have two, you might as well jump off the Tallahatchie bridge. New Orleans goes two deep with Billy Joes at quarterback: Hobert and Tolliver. In an attempt to compensate, the Saints have a promising running back in Ricky Williams, but he has been spotted recently wearing a dress.
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September 11, 1998
WEST / An Ode to Billy Joe That You Wouldn't Expect Billy Joe Tolliver will fit in nicely with the worst group of NFL quarterbacks in New Orleans, replacing an injured Billy Joe Hobert. Hobert's loss is catastrophic. The Saints rank last in rushing after one week and Hobert gained 13 of the team's 35 yards on the ground.
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October 27, 1994 | Associated Press
The Oilers are continuing their "Who's The Quarterback?" show for another week. Starter Cody Carlson, although reasonably healthy Monday night against Philadelphia, was pulled in the fourth quarter when the outcome was still in question and replaced by former emergency quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver. The Oilers still lost, 21-6, but Tolliver has played well in two relief appearances and is gaining support to start Sunday's game against the Raiders.
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January 11, 1992
Being a die-hard San Francisco 49er fan doomed to live my remaining days in Los Angeles, I have come to accept the fact that I am virtually surrounded by the enemy. I have even learned to tolerate a certain degree of anti-San Francisco bias in the Los Angeles media, especially from your Bob Oates. However, when I see an article (Jan. 3) in which Mr. Oates doesn't include the 49ers as one of the top 10 teams in the NFL, I am convinced that he has lost any semblance of objectivity.
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January 1, 1992 | T.J. SIMERS
After the 1990 season, Charger Coach Dan Henning startled owner Alex Spanos and General Manager Bobby Beathard with his announcement that he was at odds with his bosses on who should be the starting quarterback. Henning made it clear that the team's best chance for success in 1991 was Billy Joe Tolliver. He said Spanos and Beathard preferred to play on with John Friesz. Initially, Henning prevailed. Tolliver was No. 1 on the depth chart through the preseason.
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July 22, 1989 | Dave Distel
Dan Henning was kidding, I think, when he walked into a conference room packed with writers and sportscasters and said: "This is more guys than we'll have in camp." Indeed, the football season, in its own way, is about to begin. Training camp opens today for Charger rookies and free agents and a handful of veterans. However, it was Thursday as Henning was talking, and a total of 21 players were still unsigned. In fact, none of the nine draft choices had yet signed.
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October 22, 1990 | DON PATTERSON
In the final minutes of Sunday's game, all that was left for the Charger receivers was a display of disgust. Wham. Anthony Miller's helmet bounced off the end zone turf, the same turf that quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver's pass had bounced off a few seconds earlier. That was the final frustration in a game full of them for the Charger receivers, who were nowhere to be found throughout most of the game.
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August 29, 1991 | DAVE DISTEL
Fans boo. It's their right. It's their right because they pay hard-earned bucks to watch football or baseball or opera or whatever. They have paid for the right to express either pleasure or displeasure, depending upon what their eyes behold. Charger fans were not pleased with one Billy Joe Tolliver. They booed him. It got to the point of being merciless and ugly Friday night in the final exhibition game against the Raiders. Stupid Charger fans.
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August 28, 1991 | Associated Press
Quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver said he was told Tuesday night by a Charger official that he will be traded to the Atlanta Falcons today. "That's the direction they're going in and there's nothing I can do about it," Tolliver said. Charger General Manager Bobby Beathard confirmed that the Chargers and Falcons have agreed on the terms, but he said the deal has not been completed. "Atlanta wanted to wait until after their practice (today)," Beathard said.
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