Brian Urlacher said that not only has Chicago-native Donovan McNabb not lost a step but he still doesn't understand why the Eagles traded him to the Redskins.
"He's still good," Urlacher said. "I don't know why Philly traded him. It still baffles me. He's a good quarterback, one of the best in the NFL. He scrambles. He throws it well. He's got a great arm. He knows what you're doing on defense. He's just a smart quarterback."
Urlacher said the challenge in defending McNabb is not only his mobility but his ability to complete long passes on the move.
"There are a lot of times when McNabb gets out of the pocket and throws it deep," he said when asked the best way to defend McNabb. "They've got a lot of deep balls just from what we've seen on film. Just stay over the top of them and when he does scramble, get him on the ground if we can, and just try to keep him in the pocket."