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.
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.
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.
October 27, 1994 |
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.
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.
January 1, 1992 |
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.