Visanthe Shiancoe says some teammates 'hung it up'

In a two-win season that hasn’t created a lot of hope, Visanthe Shiancoe said some of his Minnesota Vikings teammates have committed the ultimate no-no.

The Vikings were blasted 42-20 at the Metrodome on Sunday by the New Orleans Saints.

I would say, you could see some guys hung it up," Shiancoe said, according to Judd Zulgad of ESPN 1500. "Not a lot though. Like a very small handful of guys."

That’s never going to go over well in any locker room and Shiancoe called it “very, very disappointing” and said he will speak privately with who he considers to be offenders.

"No doubt," Shiancoe said. "You have to somehow influence that. And I will do that. Ain't no games around here. We're grown men around here. Can't see nobody slacking off, especially when you give all your effort. That's not right, and that's not going to be accepted."

The Vikings are two losses away from being labeled the worst in franchise history. The 1984 team was 3-13. Emotions are running high because no one wants to be associated with such a loser. Heads usually roll when a team bottoms out and the first players to go are often ones who don’t appear to be onboard with the program.

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