We finally know what Diggs was mad about… Kinda?
A few weeks ago I said that I was done covering former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs until he pushed his way out of Buffalo once things weren’t going his way. Well, considering Diggs is leading the NFL in receiving yardage, that may have not have been my best take.
However, I am back at it, as Diggs spoke about his 2020 mentality and what he learned from his time in Minnesota and how it applies to his mentality now.
So, I put on my thinking cap to see if I could figure out what, exactly, Diggs was mad about during his time here (considering that Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins brought stability and down the field accuracy to the franchise and gave Diggs his first 1k season(S) and helped him become the best deep threat in the NFL.
“As far as my maturation process, I feel like I learned so much from my previous situation that I kind of carried it over trying to turn over a new leaf…”
…(I’ve tried) to handle things a lot different than I did before. I played with a lot of quarterbacks. I played on one team for a long time and having to adjust, and kind of applied all those things that I learned in my past situation to this current one.”
That’s about as vague as it is confusing. Is he taking responsibility for his actions on social media during his tenure here? Or is he saying that he came from Minnesota/a bad place, and has thus learned how to handle success?
Diggs elaborated on his loyalty to his new quarterback, Josh Allen, by saying:
“I always trying to take the blame because I don’t think he can do no wrong. For me I’m just always trying to be there for him,” Diggs said. “Apply those old things that I learned into my new situation to make me a better person and a better player.”
It does sound like he’s taken some responsibility but it’s also hard to see why he wouldn’t be equally loyal to Cousins. Yeah, Cousins had a rough first quarter of last season, but he also delivered over 100 balls to Diggs in 2018 and helped Diggs become the best deep threat in the NFL in 2019 after that rough start.
Some Bills writers are bending over backward to explain away the Diva/traitor label that Diggs created HIMSELF by saying stuff like:
“How could you ever ask for more from a player? Production, responsibility and being a great teammate. That trade looks better every day for the Bills as this season progresses.”
I’ll just say to those guys… That’s Diggs NOW. You’ll be singing a different tune when he isn’t happy and starts doing “Diggs being Diggs” type stuff on social media.
Either way, I’m glad or at least indifferent that Bills fans are happy because we here in Minnesota have upgraded at the position by landing Justin Jefferson. He’s got tools Diggs doesn’t, has yet to miss time, and doesn’t have some weird rivalry with Adam Thielen.
So, I guess I don’t care why Diggs was mad because he’s Buffalo’s inevitable problem now.