News of Donovan McNabb's horrible accuracy, which many fans apparently think had more to do with losing the NFC Championship Game than the defense allowing four touchdowns, did not filter into the Arizona Cardinals' film assessment of their victory over the Eagles.
Cards defensive end Bertrand Berry, who works out with McNabb in Arizona in the offseason, brought up McNabb when Berry was asked Monday about NFL quarterbacks he respects. Actually, the question was about "up and coming young" quarterbacks, which McNabb, at 32, probably isn't, but Berry tossed his pal in there anyway, along with Carson Palmer, Jay Cutler and Phillip Rivers. Hey, Berry is 33 -- maybe to him, DMac is young.
"Obviously, I'm going to include Donovan McNabb there. He's one of my better friends," Berry said during the Cards' first media availability after they landed in Tampa to begin preparing for Super Bowl XLIII. "I think he's one of the better quarterbacks in this league, just the way he's able to be such a double threat, running and throwing the ball. He's got a rifle for an arm; some of those throws he made last week -- they were on the money. He hit the receivers in stride. You'd have to shoot the receivers if they'd dropped those balls."
(Bert, we have Donovan on the line for you. Something about a pistol and directions to Greg Lewis' house ...)