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Shiancoe, Vikings Return the Trash Talk

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It would seem that Vikings players are not above throwing out a little trash talk themselves, particularly Minnesota tight end Visanthe Shiancoe. Minneapolis Star Tribune reporter Judd Zulgad had this to tweet not too long ago...

Vikings' Shiancoe on Sharper's tweet: "Sharper had surgery too. If x marks the spot on Brett, I wonder what marks the spot on Sharper?"    

Hmmm...the entire Saints organization was chided for playing dirty and blatantly trying to injure Brett Favre, using Darren Sharper's "X marks the spot" tweet as proof. So shouldn't Saints fans interpret this recent Shiancoe tweet to mean that the Vikings are totally capable of doing the same and plan on doing so? 

Tsk, tsk. The Vikings should know better: Two wrongs don't make a right. I would hate to see them stoop to such low levels. Maybe now we can just all agree that football is a physical game and all players and teams are capable of trash talk and/or intentionally targeting players, though they probably don't mean it. And don't give me that childish, "Well, he started it" excuse. 

Here are some more tweets about the situation, these all from Star Tribune reporter Chip Scoggins...

Vikings players not happy with Darren Sharper's "X marks the spot" tweet per Favre. Said OG Anthony Herrera: "We'll see Sharp and ...

Herrera cont'd: "we'll handler that when the time comes."

More Shiancoe: "We're not going to take it lightly. I think it was a joke. I know Sharp. That's my boy. We hang out. It's like he said ...

Shiancoe cont'd: "before the NFC Championship game, he told me their whole goal was to aim for my knees. And they didn't do it. "

Bryant McKinnie on Sharper: "I'm waiting for him to get on there again so I can say something and start a little controversy ....

McKinnie: "He's taking a shot so I'm going to take one back. We're going to have a beef on twitter and it will carry over to game day."

Damn this home opener is gonna be fun!