View Full Version : Donovan McNabb's 'Hell Week' gives Redskins' offense a chance to get in sync

07-18-2010, 02:10 PM
I love this idea for the Texans. Let Schaub demonstrate an unquestionable leadership role..........and give the offense additional time to meld and bond.

By Rick Maese
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, July 19, 2010

The Washington Redskins don't report for training camp until July 29, but Donovan McNabb's "Hell Week" is scheduled to get underway bright and early Monday morning in Arizona.

While the weeks that lead up to training camp are generally treated as down time across the NFL, the Redskins quarterback has invited some of his new teammates to his Phoenix-area home for a week of grueling workouts and team building.

"I think it's important for the specialists on the offense to have that chemistry, to have that bond," McNabb says, "where they can trust me and I can trust them."

To that end, McNabb invited the Redskins' receivers, tight ends and running backs to Arizona to take part in his regular offseason workout program. It's the same opportunity he offered in the past few years to his former teammates in Philadelphia. Receivers Devin Thomas, Santana Moss and Malcolm Kelly are among those expected to participate.

McNabb calls it "Hell Week" because of the demanding nature of his workouts, but also because of the extreme summertime heat. Temperatures around Phoenix this week are expected to climb as high as 112 degrees.

"It's a different mindset," McNabb said of the week. "I prepare guys the way I prepare."

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