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McNabb continues 'hell week' with 'Skins

Donovan McNabb is continuing his tradition of hosting teammates at his Arizona home in preparation for training camp.

McNabb continues 'hell week' with 'Skins

Donovan McNabb will host his Redskins teammates at his Arizona home for workouts this week. (Nick Wass/AP file photo)
Donovan McNabb will host his Redskins teammates at his Arizona home for workouts this week. (Nick Wass/AP file photo)

Donovan McNabb has talked quite a bit about moving on now that he's a member of the Washington Redskins.

But he's decided to keep one tradition going.

McNabb is hosting his new teammates in Arizona for a week to get ready for training camp.

"You want to get on that same page where he knows where I'm going to break out at when we're running certain routes," third-year wide receiver Devin Thomas told Rick Maese of The Washington Post. "Just so you can get that confidence to where we've done it before without the pads on and without the pressure on. So when we get in those clutch situations in games, you have that comfort level you need.

"Can't nothing but good come out of the situation when you go out and work out with your quarterback before the season starts. It's a great time to build that chemistry without the coaches being there. You just get a little of that extra bonding time to lead into training camp."

I always appreciated McNabb for doing the same thing while he was in Philadelphia, although I had to laugh when the Post article mentioned names like Lorenzo Booker and L.J. Smith as two guys who traveled to Arizona for the workouts.

Other quick links:

* Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com writes about bargain-basement offseason trades, which he describes as deals that exchanged a veteran player for a fourth-round draft pick or lower. I was surprised to see him name the Bucs' acquisition of ex-Eagles wide Reggie Brown as an honorable mention on the list.

* Gerrit Ritt of FoxSports.com names 10 teams whose fans most deserve a Super Bowl. The Eagles come in at No. 5:

They’ve been to two Super Bowls, losing one to the Raiders (of all teams) and the other to Tom Brady and the Patriots. They’ve been doing things the right way for a long time and deserve it as much as any team in the game today. Going to four consecutive NFC Championship Games in the 2000s without a title was a crushing blow to their fans, who are as rabid a bunch as you’ll find anywhere outside of Oakland. It’s gonna happen for this team soon enough.


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