I think it's more that they're doing the bare minimum to get by. It's infectious, and it's a mentality that a Wal-Mart owner brings to any organization. It may not start that way, but it gets there no matter how hard you try.
Soon enough, we'll see Shields move along, as will the likes of Gordon and a few other choice players.
And we'll never have the locker room fight that's needed, the juicing controversy that's needed, or any of the other things that are so needed in this clubhouse. Hell, we won't even see these "can't take it deep regularly" players running fences after the game either. LOL, that'd be worth the price of admission...