Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe says some of his teammates didn’t give enough effort in Sunday’s loss to the Saints.
“I would say, you could see some guys hung it up,” Shiancoe said, via 1500ESPN.com. “Not a lot though. Like a very small handful of guys.”
Shiancoe called that lack of hustle on the part of some of his teammates “very, very disappointing.” He did not name names, but he said he will address it with those players personally.
“No doubt,” he 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.”
Refusing to accept a lack of effort in the future would be wise if the Vikings want to avoid another two-win season.