The Minnesota Vikings lost on Sunday, again, as the New Orleans Saints "throttled" the team on its way to a 42-20 defeat. The Vikings actually trailed 14-13 at one point the game before the Saints turned it on in the second half.
The Vikings are now 2-12 on the season and have lost six consecutive games as they creep closer to guaranteeing themselves a spot near the top of this Spring's NFL Draft. It shouldn't be surprising, then, to hear that tight end Visanthe Shiancoe is claiming that a few guys are giving less than 100 percent at this point in the season.
"I would say, you could see some guys hung it up," Shiancoe said. "Not a lot though. Like a very small handful of guys."
Shiancoe said it was "very, very disappointing" to see that happen and made it clear he wants no part of being with a team that could be the worst in franchise history.
Those quotes, coming from Judd Zulgad at 1500 ESPN, indicate that at least part of the locker room may be in a bit of disarray. Head coach Leslie Frazier says he isn't worried about his job status, but he may want to work on limiting these types of quotes.