Koy Detmer is no Donovan McNabb, as Detmer readily admits.
But that doesn´t mean the San Francisco 49ers are looking for an easy time tonight when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Candlestick Park.
The Monday Night Football clash features two NFC division leaders with 7-and-3 records. Both teams believe the game will have an impact on playoff seedings at the end of the season.
Detmer´s presence in the Eagles´ huddle seems to favor San Francisco — but the 49ers aren´t counting on it.
San Francisco´s defense didn´t change much in preparing for the game after learning McNabb would be out — and the Eagles aren´t making any wholesale adjustments to their offense.
The Niners are more worried about Philadelphia´s effective running game with Duce Staley. Staley is the type of shifty back that gives San Francisco the most trouble.