You know you're deep in the playoffs when the NovaCare auditorium starts filling up with reporters from all over the country. So it was yesterday, when Andy Reid, Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook and Brian Dawkins took their weekly strolls across the stage. Most notable was McNabb's relaxed, engaging session.
Asked about getting better as he gets older, McNabb said: "Fine like wine, baby."
"The cop-out at times is, people say, 'He's getting too old,' or 'He's not able to do the things he was able to do back five years ago. None of us can do the things we did five years ago -- not even you guys," McNabb said. "Some of you are writing slower than you did five years ago. The stuff you talk about in the paper just don't make sense. Some of you are dressing kind of funny. But ... really, that's just something people can just cling on to say, and then everybody goes with it. Then you have Vinny Testaverde, almost 44 years old, coming in and winning a game. You have Kurt Warner (who turns 38 in June) being, really, second in the MVP, putting up almost 5,000 yards. It's really the position you're in ... Thirty-two years old is really not old. That's really at the prime of your career. Some of you guys sitting here wish you were 32 -- I'll tell you about it, it's fun."
McNabb talked about making his offrseason home in Arizona, where he trains with several Cardinals players.