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Moon criticizes Eagles' handling of McNabb

Virtually everyone has an opinion about Donovan McNabb and the way his situation with the Eagles will unfold.

Moon criticizes Eagles' handling of McNabb

Virtually everyone has an opinion about Donovan McNabb and the way his situation with the Eagles will unfold.

Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, who knows a little bit about being a veteran quarterback in his 30s traded to another team, told USA Today that the Eagles are not showing McNabb the respect he deserves for what he has done for the organization.

"It's mind-boggling they would put Donovan in this position," Moon said. "He's hearing about things second hand, which I don't think shows him a lot of respect.

"It really surprises me because the Philadelphia Eagles have already made very strategic and very smart personnel moves that has gotten them in position to win championships. This one really baffles me, especially because of how important that position is."

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"I don't know why you would get rid of a quarterback who is in the prime of his career in Donovan and go with an unknown in a young quarterback like a Kevin Kolb or a Michael Vick," Moon continued.

"If they're going to make a deal with the Raiders, go ahead and make the deal. What are they waiting on? It seems the longer they wait, the worse deal they're going to get closer to the draft."
 

McNabb has dealt with plenty in his Eagles career, and the constant trade speculation might just be one more thing, Moon said.

"I don't know if he'd be able to go back and play for that organization after all he's endured," Moon said. "Then, again, I wouldn't be surprised if they keep him as a starter and he goes right back out there and doesn't miss a beat.

"It seems like every year Donovan is the topic of some type of conversation about something, whether it was the Michael Vick thing last year, T.O. (Terrell Owens) a couple of years before that; the NAACP coming after him during the season one year, all kinds of different things always swirling around him. Yet it doesn't seem to bother him. He goes right out there on the field and performs. That's what I love about the guy. He doesn't let all the controversy affect him."
 

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As we pointed out in today's Daily News, Eli Manning called the McNabb trade talk "shocking."

"Donovan has been a tremendous player for the Eagles, a staple of their organization," Manning told Reuters. "He's a tremendous competitor and a tremendous person."

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The Eagles were among 30 teams in Texas yesterday for quarterback Colt McCoy's Pro Day. Only the Rams and Lions did not attend, according to reports. McCoy told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he had a private workout scheduled with the Rams, who have the No. 1 overall pick. "I feel like I'm the best quarterback in this draft," McCoy told reporters afterward. "Put me on the field with anybody."

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USC also had its Pro Day yesterday, which focused more attention on Taylor Mays. Mays, whose 40 time at the combine raised eyebrows, did not run the 40 yesterday, according to reports.

The LA Times looked at Mays' draft status after Pro Day. Most telling quote was from an unnamed scout:
"He's OK in space, but you don't want him in tons of space. His size almost hurts him. A little bit of a smaller man might move around a little better, even if he's not as good an athlete."
 

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