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Posted on: June 15, 2011 8:18 am
A CONVERSATION WITH Visanthe Shiancoe: One of my favorite guys in football because he's never taken himself too seriously despite being seriously good at what he does. I ask him that with the departure of Brett Favre (remember him) who will be the Vikings quarterback next season? Shiancoe doesn't hesitate. "I'm gonna be the QB," he jokes. "I could do it." He probably could. Shiancoe played the position in high school and was pretty good at it.

For the moment, he'll stick with tight end. Quietly, Shiancoe has become a darn good one. Now, however, like everyone else in the sport, he waits. "I follow news of the lockout," he said, "but the longer it goes on the more frustrating it becomes. I just want to play football."

"The big problem," he continued, "is for the young players. Rookies use the OTAs and off-season work as a way to help get their timing down with other players. They learn a little about the work ethic it takes to make it in the NFL. They learn the playbook. They learn tempo. Without a real off-season they're going to be way behind."

He discussed one other consequence of the lockout, something I've heard many times before. "The lockout will cause play on the field to be lagging once the season begins," he said. "It's not going to be good football early on. It's going to be ugly."

While the lockout continues, Shiancoe kidded that he's finally been able to get errands completed. "You know that little light on your car dash that says it's time to change the oil?" he said. "I finally got that taken care of."

He's also continued some extensive charity efforts. Shiancoe will hold a free one-day football camp for kids in graded 7-12 on June 18 at his Morgan State alma mater in Baltimore.
Category: NFL

Since: May 15, 2010
Posted on: June 15, 2011 8:06 pm

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What is with the jew bashing? Dan Rooney is Irish Laughing

Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 7:48 pm


Unions have raised the standard of living for all americans.  Like all organizations, There is always a certain amount of corruption involved.  If you like weekends and 40 hour work weaks, you should thank a union.  Later

Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 4:13 pm

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What do  you mean get ready?!  Haven't you been watching the NFL the last few years?  You didn't Detroit, AFC West, 49ers, ok the NFL West, Cin, Clev, could it possible get worst.  The NFL is a joke when it comes to sports.

Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 2:15 pm

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You're so full of cr*p!!!!! So you don't think the players are greedy in this situation? And as to the "jews" remark.....pull yer head out the sand dude....all of a sudden Freeman seems a lot less racist.  I'm not seeing the players offering up any sacrifices either. The physical sacrifices? Guess what, it's the job you chose, nut up and play. These guys make more in a year than most of us make in a lifetime. They are simply employees, just like the rest of us...this DOES however give us a perfect example of how unions in this counry have ruined buisness.

Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 1:31 pm

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What about a blog on bad reporting on this site?

Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:25 am

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Typically speaking, I can't stand Freeman or his generally useless and intangible articles.  And I guess in some ways, this is another one.  However, for once I agree with him.  Shiancoe does seem like a genuinely good guy.  He doesn't showboat on the field.  He doesn't talk a ton of trash.  He goes out and plays hard and plays consistent.  He does a good bit of charity work for different communities and is about as open and forthcoming as they come during interviews.  So Freeman, though I still think your about as talented as a legless man in an a$$ kicking contest.  Your judge in character seems relatively spot on.  As far as the bad football goes.  I know that at least in my opinion, I could care less.  Just play man.  Get out there, do some hitting and and there rest will fall into place.  Actually, injuries this season concern me most.  These players bodies don't get the luxury of easing into the season.  They go full tilt boogy from the first snap and if they don't have the opportunity to get their bodies ready for the seaon properly then this is going to one of the worst injury plagued seasons ever.  Good luck fellow fantasy ballers.  I would guess the waiver wires this year are going to be a true goldmine. 

Since: May 29, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 10:14 am

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     You have an incredibly valid point but any credibility you gain is lost in your ignorant and racist comment "We have a bunch of Jews running the show".  Asside from your ignorant comment, you have a good point.  I don't personally agree with it, but there is argument for it.  Next time, leave the racist crap out of your posts and maybe you won't look like such a douche bag.

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 9:14 am

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Bad football is better than no football! But what do expect? We have a bunch of we have a bunch of jews running the show(NFL). They dont care about football or the players or the fans. And it will always be like that. They would sit out the whole season if they knew that they could make another buck somewhere else.

I can not find 1 owner that is willing to sacrifice huge profits and less money to continue this billion dollar industry. They would rather screw you out of it than let you earn it. Greed is sick 

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