Shiancoe Agrees With Allen On Favre

Nam HuynhContributor IJuly 19, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - DECEMBER 21:  Visanthe Shiancoe #81 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball during an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, on December 21, 2008 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)

A lot of articles broke out about Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and his comments about quarterback Brett Favre. Allen (just like a lot of us) just simply wants the Favre talk to be over — with our without Favre.

“If we get Brett, then that’s a bonus,” the All-Pro defensive end said in a phone interview. “But let’s either get it done and get moving on with it, or let it go. It’s not so much that it’s a distraction, because we’re all professionals and we don’t really buy into that, but it’s annoying, let’s put it that way.”

Thanks to modern day technology in what we call Twitter, we now know tight end Visanthe Shiancoe feels the same way (not that we didn’t have an idea in the first place).

Earlier today, Shiancoe (vshiancoe) tweeted on his page, “Good a.m tweet world! What’s the quote of the day??“.

Many followers and fans posted quotes to Shiancoe throughout the day. One specific quote apparently caught the tight end’s eyes.

A fan (Thome10) posted a message directed to Shiancoe’s Twitter, “Let’s either get it done and get moving on with it or let it go, Jared Allen on #4“.

Shiancoe followed up by posting “Every a.m I will ask for the quote of the day.. Definitely will RT the “best” one!” and promptly followed by RT-ing Thome10’s quote from Allen. (for those of you who don’t know, RT means to RE-TWEET)

In simple words: Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe is on the same page as Jared Allen, and we can’t blame them both. I can guarantee you something, they are not the only Vikings who feel this way.

Favre shouldn’t wait until “a minute” before training camp starts on July 30th. The team needs to know who their quarterback is and get down to business to win a Superbowl for Minnesota. Although the media attention wouldn’t calm all that much, at least they don’t need to answer the question of, “What do you think of Favre becoming a Viking?“.

Nam Huynh writes for Minnesota Sports Zone (