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McNabb: No QB Controversy Brewing



    McNabb: No QB Controversy Brewing
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    Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick look on from the sidelines against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 27, 2009 during Vick's debut game with the Philadelphia Eagles.

    Eaglesquarterback Donovan McNabb said all that stuff you're hearing about a rift brewing between he and Michael Vick -- get over it.

    "You have to understand, with everything going on right now, everyone's making a big deal out of our whole situation...people are searching to try to find something. With the whole situation, the whole issue is just blown way out of proportion and we just all moved on."

    And the much-talked about sideline conversation he had with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg during Vick's debut last Thursday night's?

    "I thought the conversation was very important and very productive," McNabb said Monday after reports that he'd complained to both Mornhinweg and Head Coach Andy Reid that Vick was disrupting the flow of the game. McNabb thought it was more important to stick to the basics.

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    "Before you come up with gimmicks, you gotta get your base game going. It seemed like we were forcing a lot of things, just to say we ran it."

    Ultimately, McNabb said what needed to happen, happened -- the offense got better as the game went on and "we got that rhythm that we wanted."

    Vick has some things to get used to, McNabb said, things as simple as using the right vernacular, so the offense doesn't get thrown off.

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    "A lot of things we do are very similar to what he did in far as the concept is concerned. Verbage is a little different, because every West Coast offensive coordinator or coach wants to put their own little spin on things, so they kind of change things up, so you just have to get to the terminology and get comfortable with doing a lot of different things in this offense."

    As far as exactly how the Vick-McNabb offense will work, McNabb said that was still a work in progress.