Andy Reid sidesteps McNabb controversy

Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid doesn't want any part of the controversy swirling around Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan's decision to bench Donovan McNabb two weeks ago against Detroit. He was asked Thursday to comment on McNabb's "cardiovascular endurance" when he was with the Eagles.

"Listen, I don’t know all that," Reid told reporters. "He was phenomenal here. So I don’t know about all that. I can’t waste my time on that. We’re focused on the Washington Redskins and Donovan’s a part of that at the quarterback position; he’s a big part of that. So you know I’m not checking out all of that stuff. I’m looking at him as a player and ways that we can score touchdowns and not allow them to score touchdowns. I mean, that’s what we do. So they have a good football team. He has a great supporting cast and that defense flies around and makes plays, and they’re physical and so on."

Reid shot down another question by saying once again that McNabb was the best quarterback in Eagles history.