Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe is one of my favorite personalities in the Vikings locker room. He’s typically in a good mood and is always quick to say “hi” in passing. And you can always count on something interesting either happening or being said when Shiancoe is around.
On the day QB Brett Favre joined the Vikings, Shiancoe was in classic form, offering up a couple of interesting takes on Favre playing for the Vikings.
“He’s sent a couple of tight ends to the Pro Bowl,” Shiancoe astutely pointed out, “so I’m definitely excited. I know I’m going to get a lot of balls. I have to put in a lot of extra work to make sure I’m prepared for the balls that come to me.”
With training camp finished and 1 preseason game in the books, the push will be on for Favre to get acquainted with his new teammates and acclimated with his playbook. But Shiancoe indicated that Favre’s experience in the NFL will help ease his transition into what should be a fairly familiar offense.
“He picked it up quick,” Shiancoe said. “He ran this offense for almost 20 years…that’s a long time. That’s almost my life. He’s been around for a long time so he’ll pick it up. He’s a professional.”
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