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Diggs again shades ‘Sota & proves that WE should be “locked in” to Beane

Cause without him Diggs’ ass would still be in ‘Sota

Former (thank God/“Beane”) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver and soon-to-be headache for the Buffalo Bills, Stefon “Me, Me, ME” Diggs, has yet again shaded the organization that both drafted and paid him elite money (despite not yet eclipsing 1,000 yards) on social media. It’s almost as if he didn’t get the memo that even his social media consultant Antonio Brown eventually got the message.

Cool.

As far as burns go, it isn’t really that earth shattering nor (as I’m sure some residents of Buffalo will all caps point out below in-between their jobs giving people directions on how to get away from Buffalo) that much of a burn. However, let’s be clear, he is essentially saying “If not for Bills GM Brandon Beane I’d still be stuck in Minnesota. So, I’ve forever got his back and by forever I mean until I’m no longer the sole focal point of the offense and/or getting ESPN covers”.

Again. Cool.

As every Minnesotan will note, the Vikings upgraded at the position in every way possible by drafting Justin Jefferson, so who cares?

Part of me wants to say I don’t. Because like Tinkerbell, if you stop giving Diggs the attention he so clearly craves he’ll disappear like the rest of the Bills around him after their playoff loss last season.

But the other, larger part of me (the one that’ll eventually metastasize) wants to throw that shade right back at a player that was given nothing but respect, support, and truckloads of money while he was here.

So, let’s go with the latter! But instead of just focusing on this Tweet, let’s breakdown exactly what Diggs is mad about and prove once and for all that Diggs is as big of a liar as he is a narcissist. Repetitive, I know Intro to Psychology students, but I can actually prove the former to support the latter.

Let’s gooooooo!

If he’s happier in Buffalo (which is the… Buffalo of the United States (it’s like the anti-Cadillac or Rolex, like some sort of three-legged donkey or mistaking a venomous snake for a watch))? Good. But leave Minnesota out of it. A normal, non-dick would’ve Tweeted “If not for Beane I’d never have ended up in Buffalo on a team and city I love!”

But as even his supporters made clear in the ESPN article (where they said supportive things that proved how much Diggs has “matured”, as Bills fans will also most likely misspell below, like (and I’m paraphrasing as to not give that article another click): “Diggs will be your best friend but don’t cross him!” And that “Diggs wants to win, but wants to be the reason his team wins MORE”)… Diggs’ brain doesn’t work that way. He can’t frame this or anything positively, because he’d have to say he loves living in Buffalo and also because he frames everything like 50 Cent and the United States government in 2003.

You’re either with Diggs, or you’re against him.

And being with him means that he requires nearly every target or he’ll feel like you somehow lied to him by adding more talent to the offense that either isn’t a clone of him or someone who will help Josh Allen facilitate more targets his way/a genetics lab where you throw footballs at petri dishes filled with Diggs’ stem cells until one catches the ball.

That’s literally his gripe with the Vikings, by the way, that they drafted Dalvin Cook and refused to play God even though Teddy Bridgewater was perfectly suited for lab work as he already brought gloves. What NFL team by Diggs’ definition isn’t disloyal? Don’t answer that. Answer this instead. What successful NFL franchise gives a wide receiver that promise/subsequent amount of power? Russell Wilson can’t even get the Seahawks to give him a say in player personnel. Why would the pre-2017 Vikings give Diggs as much?

Good luck with that Buffalo.

Although… Perhaps that’s why Beane went DE/DE with their first-round two draft picks? Or took O-linemen with the next two? Or only took one skill player in sixth-round wide receiver Marquez “future enemy of Diggs” Stevenson? Or despite having next to zero run game outside of Josh Allen in 2021 only landed one-year veterans Matt Breida and Taiwan Jones for 2021 while drafting approximately zero running backs?

That’s mostly me making a hyperbolic point, but isn’t it odd that they didn’t look for a running back considering their depth chart looks like the fantasy roster of someone who didn’t draft their first running back until after they took their kicker?

Either way, regardless of their record in 2021 as yet again one of the most one dimensional offenses in the league, as long as Diggs is getting > 130 catches a season in Buffalo and the offense remains one dimensional? Diggs will still be “forever” thankful to Beane.

Once they have the nerve to, as the aforementioned article explains, “piss on Diggs’ leg and call it rain” (which is hard to determine considering the fact that Buffalo is adjacent to Niagara Falls and also, I’m presuming, smells great) by drafting a running back (or committing to the run, as was his complaint in ‘Sota))?

I’ll be here to tell Bills fans: I told you so, while also pre-paying for directions out of Buffalo (just to be safe).

I’m also just kidding with you, Buffalo. You know I love you.

Diggs on the other hand?

Even though I fully support the player empowerment movement and have not been the biggest supporter of Zimmer or Spielman, this proves yet again that this isn’t empowerment nor did Zimmer or Spielman do anything egregious to Diggs.

I mean.

Before Dalvin Cook was drafted in 2017? Diggs had 720 yards, and 903 yards in 2015 and 2016 respectively. This requires further analysis…

A) That’s not the type of output that a team sees and says, especially as Diggs had yet to play a full 16-game season at that point, “Let’s pass on the top RB on our board cause that injury prone, potential filled but up until now mostly pedestrian wide receiver with emotional problems misunderstood a meeting!”.

B) Diggs had 849 yards in 2017. Sure, Cook got injured, but when he returned? Diggs had his first 1,000 yard season. Sure, Cook got injured that year and missed half the season. So… Cook’s first full(ish) year? Diggs had over 1,100 yards (and over 170 grabs in those two seasons). That run first philosophy sure hurt Diggs’ stats and career! He was only traded for a massive draft haul (as Beane’s quote explains) AFTER Cook’s emergence. Which means he benefitted from the run first “shift” (which wasn’t, as I’ll explain).

C) Diggs signed his five-year, $72 million dollar extension after Cook’s rookie season. That means:

C 1) The Vikings gave elite money to a player who had yet to eclipse 1,000 yards.

C 2) That also means Diggs agreed to an extension while full well knowing that the Vikings had drafted Cook and thus were committing to running the ball more. If he felt that the team screwed him why sign?

C 3) Diggs’ rookie season was the same year as Adrian Peterson’s last good season. So, it’s not as if Zimmer suddenly went from an arena football offense to a run-first philosophy while using Diggs’ contract money on a Peloton treadmill for Dalvin.

D) Checkmate.

Lastly?

The refrain that I mocked above that I’ve seen in every Diggs related article, that he’s “matured” in the time he’d been in Buffalo (because we all know people mature over the summer of their 27th-year on the planet and that nothing makes a narcissist mature more than being rewarded for their pathological behavior)?

The above proves he hasn’t. But, there’s also the logic of that statement. If he matured that means that he was immature in Minnesota by definition. If that’s the case? Why argue that his continued bashing of a team/state he no longer plays for (and was immature while on) is okay? Or rather, why NOT admit the truth?

The truth being that you love Diggs because he currently is very good at football and plays for YOUR team? If you could admit that you defend Diggs because he currently is the main super star on your team (and thus that things are currently going your way)? Then you can connect the final dots and see that you defend Diggs because you ARE Diggs.

You’re getting what you want out of him and it’s working for now (even if it’s selfish and objectively wrong). But once that inevitably changes and you dislike Diggs as much as Vikings fans do, you’ll feel like he conned you despite the truth being in front of your eyes all along.

Sound familiar?

Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson started purplePTSD.com back in 2015 & purpleTERRITORYradio.com in 2019, and purchased VikingsTerritory.com before the 2017-18 season , used to write for VikingsJournal.com and is the host of the ’Morning Joes’ & ‘About the Labor’ Podcasts, as well. Follow on Twitter: @vtPTSD

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Chuck
4 days ago

You sound like a bitter Viking fan, and I’m glad you feel you upgraded i every way with Jefferson who is good I’ll add. But to make a quarterback like Josh Allen look like a future MVP he must be good… alAlso you wouldn’t be writing about him if he wasn’t worth your time Diggs is a top 5 receiver and he proved it this past season, what you should be saying is how do we get rid of Cousins, because if you upgraded at receiver your offense wouldn’t look so Ho hum.. you or I don’t know what went on behind closed doors so be more open minded as a reporter… Thanks Mr. Beane and Mr Diggs let’s go Buffalo

qckappa
qckappa
Reply to  Chuck
2 days ago

Our offense is top 5. Thats not ho hum, maybe you need to do some fact checking, facts do matter.

Rypien
Rypien
Reply to  qckappa
2 days ago

Your offense is actually #8 by the most accurate measure of total offense, DVOA.

Maybe you need to do some fact checking, as I hear that facts do matter.

Mike
Mike
4 days ago

Wow still after a full year salty as ever.

Tommy
Tommy
4 days ago

The reach you’re going for is astronomical, honestly. Taking shots at Bills fans for no reason only adds to your obvious bitterness you lost a top 5 reciever in Diggs. You failed to mention the terrible investment your team made in Cousins, THAT is the root of your issues, not Diggs. You have weapons all over the place offensively, yet look at your playoff runs since having Cousins (lack there-of, actually), and you can see Diggs was not your problem. We made the AFC Championship this year, you didn’t even make the playoffs. Diggs is an obvious difference maker, Buffalo just knows how to use all of his potential and we have a quarterback who is miles better than yours.

So, 80% of your article is filler pretending to not cry over losing Diggs, hiding behind mediocre explanations as to why he is a “cry baby” and “me, me, me” type of player. The other 20% is your lack of reaching a point to begin with, instead you’re trying to bash Bills fans (whom have nothing to do with anything you’re even talking about) which makes no sense to me. We’re an extremely passionate fan base and it will never change, so why take shots at the fans? That’s pretty classless.

I’ll be sure to check out more of your terrible articles in the future.

Yours truly,
A Very Educated Bills Fan

Daniel
Daniel
4 days ago

It’s incredible that so many have accepted, and continue to push, the idea that Diggs unhappiness was simply because he wanted to be more featured in the offense. It makes him sound like a kid at recess.

IT’S ABOUT THE MONEY!

In 2017, Diggs caught 64 passes on 95 targets for 849 yards.
After that season, he was happy enough that he signed a 5 year contract extension.
Then, in 2018, his numbers jumped to 102 catches on 149 targets for 1,021 yards. Suddenly, after these huge increases in production and opportunity, he felt underused? (Remember, it was following this season that Diggs skipped some OTAs and went AWOL after the 4th game of the next season.) It makes much more sense that he suddenly felt underpaid, regretting signing a 5 year deal.

After the trade, Buffalo reworked his deal to move up $3 million of his contract. Suddenly, he’s the happiest guy around. Now there’s word that there’s a new deal in the works for him. Diggs will be happy in Buffalo as long as they keep giving him more money.

Jshurr28
Jshurr28
Reply to  Daniel
2 days ago

That makes no sense getting traded doesn’t end his contract. He’s on the same contract and he’s as happy as a pig in sh*t. So no.

George Campa
George Campa
4 days ago

Dude, you sound like the jilted girlfriend who got dumped for a hotter babe. Seriously, get off of it. Diggs’ numbers rock. Your stories are getting old, move on and quit crying over spilled milk. Have some cheese with that wine. It’s a win win for both teams.

Ben
Ben
4 days ago

That’s a long story of you crying.

G Michael
G Michael
4 days ago

Thank you Mr. Beans for taking the ungrateful Mr. Diggs and his punk ass attitude! Yes, he is a top five receiver. He didn’t want to be here and it was time for him to go!!! I hope your team decides to commit to the run game more…… Enter Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Diggs!!!

Aaron Steigmeyer
Aaron Steigmeyer
4 days ago

What is Justin Jefferson still not making you feel better about losing Diggs? Why are you guys still bitter? I know a Minnesotan of all people didn’t just try to diss Buffalo thats the epitome of the pot calling the kettle black. I know it’s the off-season and you’re sitting in your feelings, but the reason why you’re unhappy is the same reason diggs left Minnesota. They’re the best mediocre team in the league right now with a QB that won’t get them over the hump. Why would anyone want to waste their best years with Kirk cousins on a team that doesn’t value your input?

Dave
Dave
3 days ago

Huh??? You are indicating people dont like the city of Buffalo and are excited to leave ig.. whats that based on? Doesnt make any sense.

matt
matt
3 days ago

why does this guy keep talking shit about the city of Buffalo itself when he is from Minnesota. Sir, Minnesota is not a desirable place to go either. not to mention yall got an obvious problem with the police forces in your state. You live in Minnesota humble yourself.

Joshua Weller
Joshua Weller
3 days ago

This was one of the biggest wastes of time of an article I ever began to read. Only got halfway because it had no actual information, just a bunch of crying and moaning. Bashing other people’s home over losing a football player? Sounds like you need a life.

McGhee
McGhee
3 days ago

Wow….. Perfect example of “If butt hurt had it’s own blog!”

Let it go…… Let it go!

Scott
Scott
3 days ago

Diggs should stop trash-talking Minnesota and you need to take the high road and not back-talk. Play good football, collect the check; write smart articles, collect your check. Grow up boys. Stop disrespecting each other and their cities. How about we focus on the positive and stop dividing this country through sports. It’s divided enough. This is Jr. High behavior and gets us nowhere. Go to your “time-out” corners…permanently.

cka2nd
cka2nd
Reply to  Scott
3 days ago

Good idea.

Daniel
Daniel
3 days ago

The problem with Steph Diggs is he didnt wanna block. He wanted more money and didnt make anyone better with his blocking. How is your running game Buffalo? Singletary & Z.Moss would have more splash plays but still no down field blocking. Still looking for “the RB” when its a team game. You got Josh Allen, who is awesome But I would take D.Cook over anybody you have.. But my question is WHO CARES what St.Diggs thinks about MN.? As long as he was getting the ball , he was good. When not getting the ball , he was disgruntled.. But thats anybody who wants to win. As for throwing shade on either State ya both can shut up, Buffalo NY? Who wants to live in that CRAP hole , plant a tree or something? Both fan bases are passionate and that’s a good thing for the NFL. We are 0-8 in Super Bowls and I hope some day we can meet there and settle it on the field. Maybe this year?

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Daniel
3 days ago

Another genius talking smack about a town hes never even seen before. And meet in the super bowl this year? Ha, the vikings will be lucky to trickle into the playoffs this year.

Jamie
Jamie
3 days ago

Wow, lol. This was entertaining if anything… definitely lacked any sort of logic and journalistic value.. but. A bit funny… and maybe a bit sad to be honest. A sneak peak into your sad brain.

RedGen
RedGen
3 days ago

Your take is as pathetic as your writing skills.

Jamie
Jamie
3 days ago

BillsMafia showing this scrub how far its reach stretches.. you can’t throw shade at us from your shady places😂

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E. A
E. A
3 days ago

I’m almost 100% sure Diggs had relations with this guys mom.

Duane McGraw
Duane McGraw
3 days ago

@Joe Johnson i usually agree with you but not here. The real reason Diggs was unhappy was because the plan after Thielen arrived and they saw he could play was to make him the #1 WR and he isn’t one. No, Diggs didn’t want ALL of the targets he just didn’t want to be relegated to WR2 when he was clearly the #1.

cka2nd
cka2nd
Reply to  Duane McGraw
3 days ago

Diggs was the WR1 in 2016. Thielen was the WR1 in 2017. In 2018, Thielen was the WR1a and Diggs the WR1b. The same held true for 2019, before Thielen’s injury. If Diggs had remained with the team, he likely would have taken over as the WR1 in 2020, just like Jefferson did.

Honestly, Thielen was a more effective WR1 in 2017 than Diggs had been in 2016, but the Diggs and Thielen of 2018 through Game 7 of 2019 were almost perfectly matched with each other. I don’t think Diggs was a clear WR1 and Theilen a clear WR2 in their time together.

Matt
Matt
3 days ago

And here I thought Canadians were supposed to be friendly? Nice hat.

Also, clearly, the author has never been to Buffalo. Cmon down, Shaman man, I promise, you’ll only want to leave because you have to.

Tony
Tony
3 days ago

Diggs was always a punk and always will be. I liked him when we picked him. But, his true nature appeared. Glad we have JJ.

cka2nd
cka2nd
Reply to  Tony
3 days ago

When did his “true nature” appear? I don’t remember it appearing until 2019, myself, but then I don’t follow social media.

Biggs
Biggs
3 days ago

Beanie is a genius! He pillaged your team for Diggs! Cousins is a scrub that is the real underlying problem here! You also have an office of coordinator who does not yet know how to use his weapons. Think about it, Minnesota versus Buffalo, come on man about the same place except you losers play indoors Because you’re afraid of the cold apparently! You don’t want to start a bra with bills mafia, you won’t win! As the author of this article, I would like to inform you,it was a terrible read! You sound like a crybaby and I definitely hear some wishfulness that Diggs Was still on the roster. So keep making excuses for a while your team sucks it has nothing to do with Buffalo the city or his fans! Keep our name out of your mouth! Bills mafia out!

Scoota
Scoota
3 days ago

How the heck are you considered a writer? My five year old son cries less than you

Rob
Rob
3 days ago

Oh… this article was written by someone from “Sota”, now I understand. Otherwise, this makes no sense from any other perspective. Diggs wasn’t appreciated or used properly with the Vikings. Beane saw the potential and gave Stefon the bandwidth and trust to not just grow, but to excel. Don’t be jealous Minnesota, Bills Mafia won this one!

Last edited 3 days ago by Rob
cka2nd
cka2nd
3 days ago

A bit over the top, but basically right about Diggs being especially selfish and immature. However, the Stefon Diggs of 2015 and 2016 was not pedestrian. His play was very good, and packed with potential for even better.

Chris
Chris
3 days ago

Poor guy still crying over a year later. Looks like Diggs is the one girlfriend that wanted nothing to do with you, yet you just cant let her go. And a Minnesota guy talking down on the city of Buffalo? That’s beyond laughable. Educate yourself on what’s actually in Buffalo and its suburbs before your nonsensical ranting.

Joe
Joe
3 days ago

This article is just embarrassing. You live in Minnesota amd you’re talking shit about Buffalo. Hilarious!

Nate
Nate
3 days ago

Clearly you did not watch a single Buffalo game this past season.

qckappa
qckappa
3 days ago

I see it the same way Joe. I for one, cannot wait for the implosion. I thought he was undermining the team when he ran into the end zone and took his helmet off during the “Miracle Play.” I remember the play when the ball bounced off his hand and became an interceprion and then later in the game he drew the unsportsmanlike penalty. Then with the social media posts and his brother making public statements, I fully realized what a clown he is. Again, after the team had paid him royally. This guy had become a legend in the Twin Cities and to Viking fans and he threw all of that away. What a dumb clown. Skol Vikings!

jeff
jeff
3 days ago

Let it go, let it go…

Stu
Stu
2 days ago

Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

Jshurr28
Jshurr28
2 days ago

God this passes for Journalism? This was nothing but the whiny ranting of a bitter Vikings fan. I couldn’t make it more than a paragraph.

Ooo and the guy you repeatedly call selfish, maybe you should do some actual research on him. Diggs turned down offers from every major football program to go to Maryland so he could stay home and help raise his brothers and sisters after his father died.

The Vikings screwed the Pooch and stopped using the passing game. Thielen was also furious about it.

Gabriel Roessler
Gabriel Roessler
2 days ago

This is a pathetic.

Sammy
Sammy
2 days ago

Hey I don’t want to throw shade like some of the others Bills fans but before you make your “judgements” about Buffalo why don’t you get some insight from your very own Vikings beat reporter Matthew Coller who worked for many years in Buffalo covering the Bills and Sabres. Creating an article when a player wanted out of a situation or shade at his old team’s organization is bitter but somewhat understandable, just like when fans consistently Boo an ex-player every time he takes the field or the ice.

Jim
Jim
2 days ago

Salty much? You clearly no nothing about football or drafting football players. Especially when you are an elite football team the went to the Conference championship.

We drafted OL and DL because those are areas of need to get the team over the top, and we didn’t draft a running back because we didn’t need to. The week running game was not due to the quality of running backs and you would know that if you knew anything about football.

You question Diggs character, yet you clearly lack in character yourself. You make ill remarks and poke fun of a city you probably have never been to because Diggs throws “shape” on “Sota” when he clearly is referencing the Viking team. Grow the f up, you sound like a whiney little child who got his favorite toy stolen from him. He wanted out because your team was and is going nowhere and his explosion of numbers in comparison to when he was in Viking land is the difference between having a good QB and an elite QB throwing you the ball.

How the hell are you a sports writer? You clearly suck at it.

Ostradamus
Ostradamus
1 day ago

Funny coming from a 7-9 team lol 😆 dude this has to be the dumbest thing i ever read and it makes me wonder did you do your research or just looking for clicks

Todd Z, Allan
Todd Z, Allan
1 day ago

‘Sota-ragic. lol

Last edited 1 day ago by Todd Z, Allan
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