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Visanthe Shiancoe Takes Exception to His Quarterback Being Targeted

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We've already talked ad nauseum about the New Orleans Saints' expressed desire to injure Vikings' quarterback Brett Favre.  Well, now, somebody has actually decided to fire back, that person being tight end Visanthe Shiancoe.  In an interview with 1500 ESPN in Minneapolis, Shiancoe said the following when told of Darren Sharper's "X marks the spot" comments about Brett Favre's ankle.

"That's all good, but Sharper had surgery, too. . .and it was the knee," Shiancoe said. "If 'X' makes the spot on Brett, I wonder what marks the spot on Sharper."

So, yeah. . .I'd like to thank Shank for making it clear that the Vikings won't be putting up with any more of the cheap shot garbage that has become the trademark of the New Orleans Saints' defense in this year's season opener.

But Sharper, obviously not knowing when he's beaten, has spoken up on his Twitter account again. . .

So visanthe stankoe X marks the spot on me, how bout X marks the spot for how many catches and TDs you'll have come Thursday night. X = zero

If you feeling yourself put your game check on it. No TDs and less than 3 catches you give me your game check. Now whose talking.

So. . .open talk about gambling in addition to open talk about taking cheap shots at opposing players?

Is anyone else sick to death over the fact that they actually used to respect this guy.  Turns out that Packer fans were right about something. . .the guy really is a punk.

Man. . .if the people at the National Football League's offices had a set of stones between them, they'd say or do something about this.  With that in mind, expect nothing to be said or done.  The league office is too busy trying to hide banned substances from its players to deal with things that might actually merit some sort of discipline.

"Visanthe Stankoe?"  Really?  Is this guy 12?

And, for the record, in 18 games in 2009, Shiancoe had exactly two games that fit the criteria that Sharper would need to win his "wager". . .and neither of them came against New Orleans (Shiancoe had 4 catches for 83 yards in the NFC Championship Game).