Mike Wallace praises Stefon Diggs

AP

With starter Charles Johnson injured, Sunday’s game at Denver gave 2013 Vikings first-rounder Cordarrelle Patterson a chance to step up. Instead, 2015 fifth-rounder Stefon Diggs had his coming-out party.

After the game, which included six catches for 87 yards from Diggs, veteran Mike Wallace praised the rookie.

He could be better than me,” Wallace said, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “He’s young. When I came in [with Pittsburgh in 2009], I was playing well as a young guy, but I had one assignment: Beat them deep. Diggs is already running the full route treatment from Day One.”

Diggs also reminded Wallace of a former Steelers teammate who is one of the best receivers in all of football.

“When I first got here, he reminded me of Antonio [Brown],” Wallace said. “I still stand by that, how quick he is and his motor and the routes he runs and just the way he prepares himself, man. He’s got so much energy and I love that. He can’t sit down. He’s always going full speed.”

Meanwhile, Patterson (who unexpectedly got the start on Sunday) had one catch for nine yards. Which means that Patterson will soon be heading full speed for the exit, while Diggs and Johnson become the guys around which the passing game is built.

68 responses to “Mike Wallace praises Stefon Diggs

  1. He’s everything that Patterson was predicted to be. Time to give up on the Patterson experiment and chalk it up as another wasted 1st round pick. Diggs can play and runs nice routes. He was holding his own with Broncos corners and next to Revis and Cromartie, Harris and Talib are next best duo. Let’s see if he can maintain that level of play now.

  2. Not good for Corduroy — he’s looking at inactive status after the bye if Johnson gets healthy.

  3. The vikings played are very hard fought game with a team that is projected to go deep into the play offs if not the superbowl. My hate goes off to couch zimmer and vikings staying in the game till the very last seconds.

  4. Make a trade to Miami for Tannehill…No WR in Minnesota will ever be productive with Teddy as the QB. Bridgewater is on pace to throw 8 touchdowns this year.

  5. Silver and Black not a bad idea but I am sure other teams are trying to get Tannehill too now. The Vikings aren’t getting in a betting war with another team now that they have Teddy. The players on this team really like Teddy.

  6. Teddy is the best quarterback from 2014 and he still has the best potential. You trollers need to stop with the complaints. Teddy fought hard in the Denver game, and you are still saying “Teddy fumblefingers” or “Teddy smallhands” or whatever.

    Move on please.

  7. I like Diggs, saw him in the preseason and thought the Vikes found a good one. I just want to know who gets credit for making him inactive the first 3 weeks?

  8. Diggs was a beast in college, got hurt the last two seasons which hurt his draft status. Played outside and in the slot and returned kickoffs/punts, that’s why he can run the whole tree already. First time he touched the rock in preseason he took the punt back 62 yards and set the offense up on the 1 yd line. I hope they use him more often, he abused Chris Harris a couple times. I’m not worried about TB,he was 13-15 in the second half, but I can say the O-line needs to protect better or this season is not going to be any better than 8-8. And on defense they need to get a real safety next to Harrison Smith, Blanton and Sendejo are not getting it done. I think Exum is the better all around player but is still making mistakes with his assignments so Zimmer won’t play him.

  9. “gbbvan says:
    Oct 5, 2015 6:49 PM

    But someone has to throw it.”

    At this point in Aaron Rodgers’ career, he had thrown 30 passes and had 3 fumbles and 1 int.

  10. Stefon Diggs always needed a chance I thought. Glad he got it, he made some of the best d backs in the league look like statues yesterday. I believe he can be a star.

    Trade Teddy?!?? Are you out of your mind? Teddy always admired Brett Favre’s style and toughness. Well, he has it. Teddy got crushed all day and almost came back for the win. That kid is fearless and out threw Manning easily yesterday, no picks under that pressure was incredible! Ponder would of hit the fetal position!

  11. The Vikes should trade AP before he gets in trouble again for abusing his kids. Who knows what he may do during the Bye Week? He doesn’t think he did anything wrong and is pathetic person.

    Trade him for a kicker…

  12. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    Oct 5, 2015 7:52 PM
    The Vikings have ZERO Championships!

    The Chiefs won the NFL Championship in 1969, recently changed to the Superbowl for media reasons!

    ZERO.
    —-
    Vikings won. get over it.

  13. He’s probably better than Wallace and twice as good as Flush Patterson but that’s really not setting the bar too high, is it?

    With Bustwater throwing almost nothing beyond 10 yards downfield, what good does the speed of Wallace or Patterson do the Viking’s offense? Diggs might make a few contributions but this is hardly a juggernaut offense.

  14. I guess that since nobody outside of our organization has anything positive to say about our sad Vikings, we need to heap false praise on each other!!

  15. whatjusthapped says:
    Oct 5, 2015 8:11 PM
    He’s probably better than Wallace and twice as good as Flush Patterson but that’s really not setting the bar too high, is it?

    With Bustwater throwing almost nothing beyond 10 yards downfield, what good does the speed of Wallace or Patterson do the Viking’s offense? Diggs might make a few contributions but this is hardly a juggernaut offense.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Flush & Bustwater ????
    What are you, 12years old?
    My God act like a man.

  16. Trolls have no life. They are bitter, hateful little people who attempt to massage their own bruised souls by being negative toward everyone they come in contact with. If you stop responding to them, engaging them, they will slowly fade away into the dark corner of Mom’s basement.

  17. The late, great Bud Grant once famously said, “moral victories are for losers”. But that was back in the 70’s when the Vikings and their fans still had a shred of self respect left.

  18. hazelmn says:
    Oct 5, 2015 7:42 PM

    “gbbvan says:
    Oct 5, 2015 6:49 PM

    But someone has to throw it.”

    At this point in Aaron Rodgers’ career, he had thrown 30 passes and had 3 fumbles and 1 int.
    ==================================
    Who cares? Steve Young barely started his first 6 years and he turned out OK.

    What is relevant is this season. And this season, Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 11 TD’s and 0 INT’s, averages nearly 250 yds/game, and has a rating of 125. His team is 4-0.

    Teddy runs the second worst pass offense in the league, with 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s, a rating of 85 and 193 yards per game. His team is 2-2.

    Teddy shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentence as Aaron Rodgers. He has earned nothing yet.

  19. Anyone who keeps blasting teddy for not throwing more than 10 yds obviously has never watched a game. Your idiots and pathetic. All you trolls are pathetic children. Grow up losers

  20. Mmm if I remember correctly Rodgers was sitting on the bench at this point in his career, so you idiots can hold off. And Rodgers sucked pretty bad first couple yrs so grow up children

  21. rightwingguy says:
    Oct 5, 2015 9:41 PM
    Anyone who keeps blasting teddy for not throwing more than 10 yds obviously has never watched a game. Your idiots and pathetic. All you trolls are pathetic children. Grow up losers

    —–

    You may want to learn basic grammar before you call anyone else an idiot or pathetic.

    Just trying to help.

  22. rightwingguy says:
    Oct 5, 2015 9:45 PM

    Mmm if I remember correctly Rodgers was sitting on the bench at this point in his career, so you idiots can hold off. And Rodgers sucked pretty bad first couple yrs so grow up children
    ==================================
    Rodgers played behind Favre for his first 3 years. He didn’t suck; he barely played, throwing only 59 passes in his first 3 years. In his first two years starting, he threw 58 TD’s and had only 20 INT’s.

    Marcus Mariota, in three career games, has 8 TD’s and 2 INT’s, and a 109 rating. In 4 games this year, Teddy has 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s.

  23. h0metownzero says:
    Oct 5, 2015 9:18 PM

    The late, great Bud Grant once famously said, “moral victories are for losers”. But that was back in the 70’s when the Vikings and their fans still had a shred of self respect left.
    ******************************

    Bud Grant is still alive, and is 88 years young

  24. These Packer trolls spew the same drivel on every Vikings article. I would bet that as long as most of them have been alive, the Packers have won a whopping 2 Superbowls. That’s the same amount of titles as the Minnesota Twins in the past 47 years or so. Packers = Twins. Not a dynasty, not a great franchise, nothing special, just the same amount of rings as Eli Manning.

  25. Bud Grant, he of the losing playoff record as a coach, failed 4 times to win a Super Bowl with 6 future Hall-of-Famers on his team.

    And that, I guess, makes you a Hall-of-Fame coach.

  26. Is it just me, or does it seem like there are a lot of people who have nothing better to do, than smak talk the Vikings. Wow! I can only imagine how bad their teams must be, if the highlight of their day is to smak talk a team they seemingly hate. We will see where other teams fall into place after visiting Mile High.

  27. Vikings fans spew drivel on every Packer article as well.

    As long as anyone has been alive, the Vikings have never won a Super Bowl.

    That’s the same amount of championships as the Timberwolves, Wild, and the North Stars put together.

    The Vikings are not a special franchise at all. Most of the country has no interest in them, while the Bears and Packers certainly have national appeal, in addition to other teams not called Vikings.

    Vikings= everyone and everything without a championship.

  28. Digss had a great debut game, but he’ll need seasoning, growth and experience to overcome defensive adjustments as the games go forward.

    As for the trolls: take a hike. Small minds think small thoughts.

  29. Bud Grant, he of the losing playoff record as a coach, failed 4 times to win a Super Bowl with 6 future Hall-of-Famers on his team.

    And that, I guess, makes you a Hall-of-Fame coach.
    _____________________________________

    He won 4 NFC Championships in an 8-year period. To put that in cheesehead terms for you, that’s more than Favre and Rodgers combined. And more than the entire Packer franchise since he won his first in 1969. I’d say that’s pretty good.

  30. Bud Grant won zero Super Bowls with a very talented team and had a losing playoff record.

    He choked when it counted. As did Fran Tarkenton.

  31. The funny thing is, the Packers had the chance to draft Diggs but instead they took something called Ty Montgomery two rounds earlier. Despite being thrust into action because of injuries, Montgomery has fewer yards in four games than Diggs put up in one game against the best defense in the NFL.

  32. Packers fans seem to forget that they sucked for many many many years before they got Favre. And with two great qbs you would think they would have won tons of superbowls right? Nope, just as many as Eli Manning lol

  33. frank booth says:
    Oct 5, 2015 9:40 PM
    hazelmn says:
    Oct 5, 2015 7:42 PM

    “gbbvan says:
    Oct 5, 2015 6:49 PM

    But someone has to throw it.”

    At this point in Aaron Rodgers’ career, he had thrown 30 passes and had 3 fumbles and 1 int.
    ==================================
    Who cares? Steve Young barely started his first 6 years and he turned out OK.

    What is relevant is this season. And this season, Aaron Rodgers has thrown for 11 TD’s and 0 INT’s, averages nearly 250 yds/game, and has a rating of 125. His team is 4-0.

    Teddy runs the second worst pass offense in the league, with 2 TD’s and 2 INT’s, a rating of 85 and 193 yards per game. His team is 2-2.

    Teddy shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same sentence as Aaron Rodgers. He has earned nothing yet.
    …………….
    You defend Steve Young who had 6 years to learn in one post, then bash Bridgewater in the next post. Teddy has played a total of around 1 season of football games in the NFL. He is 22 years old. Did you see the graphic showing Mannings first 16 games vs Bridgewaters that FOX had up? Id say give Teddy some time before hammering him. How about your guy Cutler? I’d take Teddy 10 times out of 10 right now if it were him or Cutler starting a team. Cutler is garbage and has been around a long time.

  34. “Rodgers played behind Favre for his first 3 years. He didn’t suck; he barely played, throwing only 59 passes in his first 3 years. In his first two years starting, he threw 58 TD’s and had only 20 INT’s.”
    ———-

    More accurately, he barely played AND he sucked. In his first two years, he threw all of 31 passes and was picked off once, fumbled three times, and had no INTs.

    If I remember correctly, Peyton Manning was pretty god awful his first two years as well.

    My point is not that Teddy will be those guys. Maybe he will, maybe not. My point is that we are witnessing his on-the-job training. Rodgers got to learn the game mostly off-the-field.

  35. Stefon diggs is a good player and I can see him and teddy going far down the stretch but to all the people that says bridgewater isn’t good look how long he has been in the league its year 2 not year 6 was Drew Bree’s good in his second year no, how bout Peyton? No and I’m not saying teddy is a great qb but the most important stat for a qb is a win even though they lost last week the Vikings have proved to me that this team is gonna create problems in the nfl because if you watched the game it’s the little things that they did that show that they belong with the elite teams in nfl and i mean like they only lost to the broncos by 3 in Denver and they do have the best defense in the nfl and the Vikings did give up 7 sacks and you can pin the fumble on teddy because the offensive line didn’t block well enough but the drive was there but it was a good game and teddy shows me that he shows up in big games.

  36. hazelmn says:
    Oct 6, 2015 8:59 AM

    “Rodgers played behind Favre for his first 3 years. He didn’t suck; he barely played, throwing only 59 passes in his first 3 years. In his first two years starting, he threw 58 TD’s and had only 20 INT’s.”
    ———-

    More accurately, he barely played AND he sucked. In his first two years, he threw all of 31 passes and was picked off once, fumbled three times, and had no INTs.

    If I remember correctly, Peyton Manning was pretty god awful his first two years as well.

    My point is not that Teddy will be those guys. Maybe he will, maybe not. My point is that we are witnessing his on-the-job training. Rodgers got to learn the game mostly off-the-field.
    ==================================
    Who cares? It’s of no consequence.

    What Rodgers or Manning or anyone else did has no bearing on Bridgewater, nor is any of it a predictor of how good or bad Bridgewater will be.

    (BTW, Manning threw 26 TD’s and 15 INT’s his second year, and over 4000 yards. I guess you consider that “god-awful”.

    And Bridgewater hasn’t done anything to merit being mentioned with Manning, Rodgers, or any other good QB in the league.

    Minnesota fans ragging on Rodgers has to be about the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen, however.

  37. rightwingguy says:
    Oct 6, 2015 12:41 AM

    Packers fans seem to forget that they sucked for many many many years before they got Favre. And with two great qbs you would think they would have won tons of superbowls right? Nope, just as many as Eli Manning lol
    ==================================
    I’m sure you’re not too familiar with the NFL, but there is only one Super Bowl per year and their are a lot of great QB’s and players that haven’t won one.

    One of these QB’s is Fran Tarkenton, who, in 3 Super Bowls, choked horrifically, totaling 1 TD and 6 INT’s. In one of those games, he had a rating of 14. And he had 5 other HOFers on his team. And an HOF coach.

  38. frank booth says:
    Oct 6, 2015 10:55 AM

    And Bridgewater hasn’t done anything to merit being mentioned with Manning, Rodgers, or any other good QB in the league.
    _________

    He also hasn’t done anything to merit being called a bust. But that doesn’t stop you, does it?

  39. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Oct 6, 2015 11:28 AM

    frank booth says:
    Oct 6, 2015 10:55 AM

    And Bridgewater hasn’t done anything to merit being mentioned with Manning, Rodgers, or any other good QB in the league.
    _________

    He also hasn’t done anything to merit being called a bust. But that doesn’t stop you, does it? ==================================
    I’ve never said he was a bust. I don’t even think I’ve said he was bad.

    Right now, he’s putting up below average numbers.

  40. Packer fans talking about choking here.Hahaha you couldn’t make that up. After the worst collapse in the NFC championship game history and less than a year ago. The packer fans are trolling here about Teddy choking. It must be a difficult life to be that unaware.

  41. contra74 says:
    Oct 5, 2015 8:04 PM
    Vikings won. get over it.
    //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Great. Where can I see the trophy?

  42. Hey, guys! Big time VIKES guy here!

    I just wish MY GUY PETERSEN could play iron man football. We’d never loose!

    You better watch out for our defense, Packers fans! We have 8 sacks on the year! How many do you guys have?!?! Yeah, that’s what I THOUGHT.

    Also, Teddy is just foolin’ everyone. He’ll start throwing lasers all over the court rrrreal soon!

  43. Believe it or not, other teams are going to choke besides the Packers in the NFC Championship Game.

    Take the Vikings, for instance. They choked last week at the end of the Broncos game. They’ve choked miserably in their last 3 NFC Championship games, (a 41-0 blowout, a missed field goal in another, and a Favre pick and 2 AP fumbles)

    Going even further back, you’ve teams in the 70’s that blew four Super Bowl opportunities.

    The Vikings are 2-2 this year. They’ve had one playoff game in the last 5 years, which they lost to the Packers, who have owned them over the last 5 years. The last people to be talking about other teams choking should be Vikings’ fans, and yet, there they go, yappin’ away.

    No teams’ fans talk about so much with so little to show for it, save for Vikings’ fans.

  44. Hey, guys! Big time VIKES guy here!

    I just wish MY GUY PETERSEN could play iron man football. We’d never loose!

    You better watch out for our defense, Packers fans! We have 8 sacks on the year! How many do you guys have?!?! Yeah, that’s what I THOUGHT.

    Also, Teddy is just foolin’ everyone. He’ll start throwing lasers all over the court rrrreal soon!

  45. tokyofilthblaster says:
    Oct 6, 2015 3:06 PM

    After that 4 yard bomb to Wallace on Sunday, Bridgewater has already thrown for 2 TD’s this season.
    ————————————-
    Okay, I give you that was funny and I have to laugh. “4 yard bomb.” hahahaha

  46. h0metownzero says:
    Oct 6, 2015 1:48 PM

    Here is what we all can agree on. Given an opportunity to win a game, Teddy chokes in the clutch.
    —————————————–
    He actually has four 4th quarter or OT winning drives. Sorry but we can’t all agree when you are wrong. He choked Sunday. That’s true. But it’s not a pattern.

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