Stefon Diggs on trade rumors: “There’s truth to all rumors”

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Yes, receiver Stefon Diggs seems to want out of Minnesota.

That sense has been percolating for a while now, and Diggs did nothing to defuse it after missing work on Wednesday, supposedly because he was sick. He’s definitely sick — sick of playing for a team that has jammed the pendulum from too much pass to too much run.

Diggs was back with the team on Thursday, and he met with the media. In so doing, it became crystal clear that it may take a minor miracle to make the man responsible for the Minneapolis Miracle want to stay in Minnesota.

“I feel there’s truth to all rumors no matter how dress you it up,” Diggs said regarding the rumor that he could be traded, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I won’t be saying nothing on it. I won’t be speaking on it at all. But there is truth to all rumors, I guess.”

While saying nothing he said plenty. And he said more.

“The space that we’re in right now is definitely is a lot of questions,” Diggs said. “I can’t sit up here and act like everything is OK because obviously it’s not but I can say at this point I’m just trying to work through it.”

Diggs said he hopes to play Sunday against the Giants in New Jersey. Via Tomasson, offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski was asked whether Diggs will indeed play.

“We’ll see,” Stefanski said.

We raised last week the question of whether Diggs is a luxury the Vikings can no longer afford, given that they don’t use him. If he wants out, that makes it an even more pressing question.

The Vikings reportedly have no plans to trade Diggs, but other than Patrick Mahomes no current NFL player is untouchable. If someone else makes the Vikings an offer that they like, it would be wise to give it serious consideration.

Even if Diggs stays in Minnesota through 2019, it’s starting to feel like he won’t be there next year. The question for the Vikings will be whether they can get more for him now, or later.

126 responses to “Stefon Diggs on trade rumors: “There’s truth to all rumors”

  1. I feel like he’s starting to “Clown out” a little… If he shows up with a blonde stache, they better ship him outta town on the first thing smoking.

  2. I’ve lost a lot of respect for Diggs. When the going gets tough, he wants out. He had a key fumble in the Bears game and then left the locker room in his uniform so he wouldn’t have to talk to the media. He’s in the first year of a new contract that pays him big money. If the Vikings wouldn’t have given him that contract, they could have invested in the offensive line to make the team better. Faking the sniffles and staying home from practice is not the way to make the team better. Work with your quarterback to help him get the ball to you. Yeah, he’s terrible. We get it. But don’t be a quitter.

  3. Sucks for the Vikings, because when he acts like entitled crybaby, he brings down his own trade value. Luckily for the Vikings, the crappy organization always seem to have a bid for the self-centered types, where the better teams use a different measuring stick for a player’s value. I think the Raiders have a spot to fill.

  4. The Vikings reportedly have no plans to trade Diggs, but other than Patrick Mahomes no current NFL player is untouchable.
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    Oh really. Try to trade a 42 year old Brady and see what happens.

  5. 2 big fumbles and 1 big (and really stupid) helmet penalty. Get rid of him, just get something of value back.

  6. Reminds me of the Timex Social Club from the 80s.

    Look at all these rumors surroundin’ me every day
    I just need some time, some time to get away from
    From all these rumors, I can’t take it no more

  7. Diggs missed voluntary OTA’s and implied he was unhappy with the direction of the offense in the offseason. 4 games in, and he has officially given up. He could be right and this new offense won’t work. Or maybe we need more than 4 games to find a balance and figure out how this offense will work. The only thing I know for sure is that his behavior is only making things worse. Diggs has been one of my favorite Vikings since we drafted him and I’d hate to see him go. I hope he doesn’t force the issue

  8. Like I said yesterday, Cousins lack of true talent has ruined this team. Trade Diggs for a 1st rounder, trade Cousins for whatever you can get, trade some of the older dudes on D and rebuild. It’s over for the Vikes as they stand right now.

  9. Even as a Packer fan I don’t know what to say about this anymore, but I think it would be a mistake to trade him. By trading him it would weaken the offense even more. With out Diggs teams will just gear up to stop the run more and double Thielen.

  10. As a Vikings fan who follows the team pretty closely, I haven’t really found Diggs to be a diva. e’s just answering questions. it’s not like he called a press conference and started talking all kinds of crap in public.

    I love having two top end wide receivers, but of the two I love home-grown Thielen more and we need some draft picks to draft a QB high next April. So if Diggs has to be the guy that goes I’ll miss him, but dang do we need to just draft a great QB.

  11. Diggs is highly overrated…except in his own mind.
    If he is traded, I hope it’s to a team with a bad QB so that Diggs will regret asking to be traded.
    Diggs, AB, Ramsey, etc are prime examples of how players SUCK!

  12. Wait, I was right again. No surprise there.😏

    And Vikings fans turning on Diggs because he wants out of that dumpster fire is quite rich.

    Free Stefon!

  13. I get empowered players…I get all that…. This is starting not to be fun. Players start losing well they just go to another team. If I want to watch that I’ll watch the NBA. I know that I am in the minority on this but now it seems if you just be a bit of a nuisance on your team you can get traded. It sucks as a fan why should I buy a Jersey…if my favorite player is just going to leave mid year. I don’t think this is all on the owners either, I get the prophet sharing is not equal …but these billionaire paid billions for their team…certainly that gives them a lions share of the prophets. I think they should change the way the entire model is run. This model is broken. Why not create a merit system of some sort that is set by the league and player assocation.

    You rank players or grade players with a agreed upon system by both.

    Every player that signs with a team gets a base pay based on how many years he has been with the team/league (and maybe a average of his ranking since in NFL…something) This is considered base play

    Then each team is obligated to give every player a bonus based on where they are ranked at the end of the season. It could be massive….QB MVP 5 Million, RB MVP (X million) for every position.

    The team is obligated to pay base pay for however years the player is signed cut or not (unless player does something detrimental to team)

    If you are injured you get your base pay.

    Each year the League and Players association tweak the formula for end of year bonus’ based on what the league as a whole made the prior year

    A player should get bonus for pro-bowl, winning division, making playoffs, winning a playoff game, and winning the superbowl and maybe a bonus for being on the roster of each game won.

    I don’t know Im winging it but this clearly is not the right way for owners, players, league, fans …everyone loses especially the fans …you know that pay a crap ton based on their salaries to go to these games.

  14. I can’t sit up here and act like everything is OK because obviously it’s not but I can say at this point I’m just trying to work through it.”
    ____

    Other teams are able to act like nothing is wrong and never address the issue. This season we’ll get to see how each method turns out

  15. One person to blame and that’s Zimmer. Too stubborn for his own good and he’s wasting away a lot of talent. If I were Diggs I would want out too.

  16. Wow, this is awful. We should not trade or move him. We have a great WR crew and he is a big part of it. I’ve lost my confidence in Mr. Zimmer for sure. Keep Diggs, and get rid of Zimmer and Mr.GM in the off season. The only way we should consider moving him is if we get a very talented player in return, not a draft pick. This just sucks…

  17. Possible destinations? Focusing on AFC teams (as most teams look to send stars out of conference): (1) Oakland to plug the AB hole, (2) Pittsburgh to plug the AB hole, or (3) New England to plug the AB hole.

  18. There are other players that are “untouchable” besides Mahomes beyond anything ridiculous. I mean even KC would trade Mahomes for the next 10 years worth of 1st rounders. NE would never trade Brady, Sea would never trade Wilson, GB would never trade Rogers…

  19. With each passing day, the Kirk Cousins signing looks worse. Now there is a mutiny in the locker room.

  20. There may be some truth in some rumors, but there is not always truth to all rumors. Abraham Lincoln did not say that. I said that.

  21. I can think of 72-million reasons why Diggs should shut up, show up and just play. The average fan can’t relate to these diva athletes that complain while making a million dollars per game. Pull up your big boy pants Stefon and focus on hanging on to the ball. I seem to remember you had key fumbles in both losses this year against Packers and Bears.

  22. Bigugly says:
    October 3, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    Like I said yesterday, Cousins lack of true talent has ruined this team. Trade Diggs for a 1st rounder, trade Cousins for whatever you can get, trade some of the older dudes on D and rebuild. It’s over for the Vikes as they stand right now.
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    If they could trade Cousins for whatever they can get, they wouldn’t have to trade anybody else.

  23. Cousins has been toxic to the team. He is a below average QB who apparently is terrified of ANY pressure. The line has actually played decent this year, yet he can’t look downfield – hence the focus on the run.

    Diggs is arguably an elite receiver at 27 years old. Management needs to figure it out. I still stand by bring Kap in but the politics of the NFL will never let that happen. If Diggs goes it’s rebuild and proving the ineptness of multiple parties of the organization starting with Spielman. Talent like that you don’t let leave.

    All the Cousins supporters make excuses, but when you have your 2 top WR, both very good, complaining it’s a sign. He needs to sit. Timed him last week. 1.8sec to panic, with 7.5sec to throw and checked down over and over. Sure the Bears have a great defense but that was pathetic. It’s the Giants this week, who have shown signs of life, but he’ll probably throw for 300/3 this weekend and the cycle will continue.

    It’s gotten difficult to be a fan for this team. Go Twins!

  24. I know it’s fashionable and almost expected here for a Pckers’ fan to bash the Viking organization and vice-versa but, I can’t. This kind of stuff is going to impact each and every one our teams.

    Ultimately, any team not based on one of the U.S. coastlines (read: big money, large market) is going to be negatively impacted.

  25. What Mr. Diggs is saying is that he’d love an opportunity to play for a class organization like the Buffalo Bills and help them win a Super Bowl. We have a top notch ELITE defense, a very solid running game & a young franchise QB who WILL get him the ball. Come on over Stefon and let’s make it happen!

  26. The Vikings are some real knuckleheads. You gave Kirk Cousins huge money when everyone could see he’s at best an average QB – strike one. Kirk turns out to be below average – strike two. Now you sign Diggs to big money and don’t use him so he predictably wants out – strike three. Rick Spielman, don’t let the door hit you in the a$$ on the way out.

  27. 4 games in, things not going well, he pouts, skips practice, demands a trade, and quits on his team. Why does it always the WRs?

  28. wlubake says:
    October 3, 2019 at 1:06 pm
    Possible destinations? Focusing on AFC teams (as most teams look to send stars out of conference): (1) Oakland to plug the AB hole, (2) Pittsburgh to plug the AB hole, or (3) New England to plug the AB hole.

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    I see what you did there, hilarious. Question: Would a team that just got rid of a diva accept another diva? I don’t think the Pats need him. Out of Oak and Pitt, my guess would be Oakland because Gruden likes him.

  29. “but other than Patrick Mahomes no current NFL player is untouchable”

    An uninformed statement, which is simply not true. You’re better than that.

  30. I understand Stefon Diggs’s frustration. The QB position has been bungled by the Vikings’s GMs and Spielman included since Favre left. They reached on Ponder and instead of reacting immediately to that mistake, they wasted a few seasons saying it isn’t Ponder.Bradford and Keenum had a couple of good seasons but nothing permanent is in place. And to everyone in the locker room they see Cousins limitations and they might be thinking. That the Vikings are going to be 9-7 or 8-8 for this year and the next when the Cousins’s contract is finally done.

  31. Man, I could swear that just a few weeks ago, when I called the Vikings receivers divas, the comment got a bunch of downvotes and people were calling me an idiot. I mean, I *am* an idiot. But not about this.

    Seems I was right. Again.

  32. The Vikings reportedly have no plans to trade Diggs, but other than Patrick Mahomes no current NFL player is untouchable.

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    Please elaborate on why Mahomes is untouchable? Serious question. To me, from a trade perspective, ‘untouchable’ means the player has a no-trade clause. Otherwise anyone can be traded at any time, it’s just matter what a team will receive in return. Is it likely Mahomes gets traded? No, but that also applies to the other top 5 QBs.

  33. “trschlicht says:
    October 3, 2019 at 1:29 pm
    Vikes are 2-2 and the two losses were against good teams on the road. Can we stop overreacting?”

    Exactly. Not a Vikes fan, but you’d think they lost to the Dolphins at home by 40.

  34. JP says:
    October 3, 2019 at 1:12 pm
    There are other players that are “untouchable” besides Mahomes beyond anything ridiculous. I mean even KC would trade Mahomes for the next 10 years worth of 1st rounders. NE would never trade Brady, Sea would never trade Wilson, GB would never trade Rogers…
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    I agree Brady, Wilson, Rodgers are “untouchable” to their current teams to an extent, but Mahomes is untouchable in general. Would Seattle trade Wilson and a pick for Mahomes? I would be they do. But KC wouldn’t trade Mahomes unless it’s some crazy offer.

    Brady is just as untouchable also, but him being 42 makes it easier to have a reason to not. Mahomes is for his potential, but Brady is just untouchable at this point for his actual accomplishments, he deserves to just play on his terms, he has brought that team and city way too much not to.

  35. If it weren’t for this odd turn of events, I’d say the Vikings were still very solidly in control of their own destiny. This complicates things.

  36. Both he and thielin have publicly came out and expressed their displeasure with the team. This team is supremely talented, and it looks like itll all go to waste. “sKoL”

  37. “The Vikings reportedly have no plans to trade Diggs, but other than Patrick Mahomes no current NFL player is untouchable.”

    This is not true. Robert Kraft has already said Tom Brady can stay as long as he wants. There are plenty more that are untouchable. This could make a good topic for your next draft with Simms. You guys can certainly fill two (or more) lists of guys that make the cut.

  38. Waitaminute… every time I mention how much it bugs me the way this guy jaws into the nearest camera whenever he makes even a pedestrian play, you guys get all berserk and tell me what a great team guy this is, with no ego, that would run through a brick wall for his dear old Uncle Zim, and just wants to win for his beloved Vikings, and world class bla ba bla.

    Now you’re ready to be rid of him and his diva ways because the whole team sucks and Zimmer’s an idiot, and Spielman’s a mortician, and Cousins is a team killer and you knew it all along.

    I can’t wait to see what’s next.

  39. This team is a depressing mess. It has been a disgusting downhill slide since “the miracle.”

    I love Zimm but it seems he’s lost the team, has never coached the offense and a rebuild is coming. Cousins is terrible and they’re hitched to that horse with no legs for another season. Depressing mess.

  40. Diggs is acting like a diva but trading him for good value seems unlikely. Plus do you really want this ‘brain trust’ making that deal? The team that signed an average QB to a monster guaranteed contract. The team that blew a 5th round pick on a phantom kicker?? I think not…

  41. I am curious as to when he asked…. was after a game in theboff season. That awful pass vs. Gb passing ten times week one 1?

    They are 2 and 2 haven’t had a losing the record so it doesnt seem to be tied to the teams performance

  42. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…Zimmer is in way over his head as a head coach. He’s the guy who had to be talked off the ledge by some of his defensive players. He’s also the guy who goes through offensive coordinators like most people change socks. Did anybody actually think bringing in the Kubiaks would work? That just made more of a mess. I hope they keep that crazy old man around for a long, long time. With a real head coach the Vikings could actually win something. There’s a ton of talent there. There’s also a kook coaching them and he’ll never win anything. Mike McCarthy will come in next year and straighten things right out.

  43. From a distance it looks like the Vikings have imploded every year except that NFC title game against Philly.
    I didn’t expect it this early this year.

  44. How hilariously delicious that a World Class organization situated smack dab in the middle of Loserville is struggling so mightily with such a mutinous locker room just 4 weeks into the 2019 season.
    The implosion has begun far sooner than even I could have predicted.

    Overspent on middling talent that is now just dying to get out of there, and apparently at almost any cost.
    Couple that with the fact they just can’t add any new, significant talent due to financial constraints.

    Year 6 with a coach that has accomplished next to nothing during his lengthy tenure, who’s obviously and hopelessly lost his locker room.

    The mental discipline of this roster is truly alarming, I’d hate to see them if they ever faced any real adversity, or true pressure situation.
    You know, playoffs and postseason stuff.

    Yes, the tear down and rebuild you see in the mirror are closer than they appear.
    skoLOL!

  45. Oh man…after Cousin’s contract is done in 2021, Minnesota isn’t going to have anyone here from Keenum’s team. Kirk will be in Miami, Thielen with the Patriots, Diggs to Philly…the whole ship is collapsing. I feel bad for you Vikings fans. Well, you still have you 1969 NFL championship.

  46. dragonfly99 says:
    October 3, 2019 at 1:56 pm
    Trade him to New England for a potential 6th round draft pick. New England has money left over from the AB deal and BB will straighten him out
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    a 6th round pick? good grief. He is easily worth atleast a 1st round pick. put him with a great QB and he catches 100+ passes and 14+ touchdowns.

  47. First off, he’s ignorant because there’s not truth to all rumors.
    Second, if he really wants out, then trade him. He’s been almost as crappy as Cousins this season.
    Draft a high qb like someone else said & let’s move on from him, Cousins & Zimmer. Go Vikings!

  48. As a viking fan since 1991, I predicted this season would be a complete and utter disaster. It’s happening just as I said it would. Go look at my posts. It was clear as day that this team did not believe in Cousins after the loss to the Seahawks last year, and it has only getting worse.

    If the vikings lose badly to the Giants this weekend and Cousins has a bad game, it will officially be 100% over. the veterans will request trades-and they have a lot of veterans. Zimmer and Spielman will likely be fired before the season is over. Cousins- I don’t know what you do with him. I HATE this idea that they’ll trade him with a high value pick to get out of his contract. I say just release him and eat the huge cap hit.

    Since Sean Mannion has no future, I say let the Jake Browning era begin. lol.

    Oh, and my claim that the vikings released Sloter so the fanbase wouldn’t be chanting for him to replace cousins is 100% accurate. Sloter chants would be deafening right now. Another stupid cut by Mike Zimmer. Who knows what Sloter had in store, maybe he was good enough to save Zimmer’s job.

    I’m not even upset. this is the team i’ve rooted for since 1st grade. this is what they do. it’s just comical that I’m one of the very few who predicted this train wreck of a season when it was so clear and obvious it was coming.

  49. I got to give it to him though, he’s already got his payday, he doesn’t want to sit back an just collect without being productive. I can’t blame him. Some guys would be content with getting paid whether they’re used or not. I like that Diggs wants to help contribute to the team.

    The problem isn’t Diggs, it’s the guy throwing (or not throwing in this case) the ball.

  50. I used to Work for a company that transferred their managers every seven years or so. They said that a manager becomes less affective after 5 to 6 years and begins to actually be a liability if they stay in place past 10. They also admitted there were some exceptions. I like Zimmer a lot. Unlike a lot of people I don’t think Spielman is as bad as they say. He’s had a lot of really crappy luck with quarterbacks and had to make a bunch of bad trades. But you know what, it’s time for a change. This Diggs thing will spread in the locker room. More people will want out, more people will see the negatives instead of working to have more positives. The whole thing will begin to fail. For every Bud Grant and Tom Landry there are dozens of coaches who made it a handful of years before they were ousted by their team. If you haven’t turned the corner to be a Tom Landry by the five or six year mark, start pulling down your pictures and patching the holes in the wall. I like Zimmer and I don’t hate Spielman, but it’s time guys, pack your bags.

  51. The Vikings are not trading him, whatever he says. They are thin at WR and are still very much in the NFCN division fight.

    That being said, they SHOULD trade him, but not to NE. But to one of those franchises who have their own divas. Trading him to Jax makes the most sense. The dollars fit, and getting an elite level CB has MUCH more value than even an elite level WR, which Diggs isn’t. That would be a great deal for the Vikings

  52. I thought he was a classy dude.
    Lost respect for him.
    Three tough passing games and you want out?
    I hope some totally suck team offers something for him and he’ll see what it’s like to REALLY suffer.
    How about Detroit? ONE playoff win in the last 61 years.
    Send him there.

  53. If they lose to the Giants and Cousins is terrible again, I would cut Cousins and eat the remainder of his contract. Then sign Sloter off the Cardinals’ practice squad and make him the starter, just so the fans can see that he isn’t any good in a real game. After they lose the next few games, have a fire sale and start trading everybody you can for picks. Then you can draft a real quarterback in April and begin the rebuild immediately rather than wait until after 2020.

  54. The only remaining questions are:

    is it Stefanski/Kubiak’s vision?
    is it Kirk?
    is it Zimmer?
    is it all of the above?

    “there’s truth to all rumors I guess…”

  55. According to all the viking fans Diggs was one of, if not the best receiver in the NFL. now that he wants out he is trash. Not only are the fans jumping off the bandwagon, but it sounds like it’s tires are going flat too.

  56. Regarding Brady —
    If Joe Montana could be moved at the end of his career so could Brady.
    It would be up to Brady of course at his age, but it absolutely could happen if he got sick of Belichik but still wanted to play.
    Same for Aaron Rodgers.

    The one player that stands out as not being tradeable is Mack with the Bears.
    We all saw how badly Oakland screwed up by moving him. The Bears will not repeat that error.

  57. But everyone told us, including the author of this article, that Green Bay was the place with all of the dysfunction…so this can’t be true.

  58. At this point, the Vikings can’t refuse his request, he is a cancer in the locker room and they are better off without him no matter his level of talent.

    I knew the Vikings season would go south at some point, even I’m surprised they did it before the 5th game of the season.

  59. And suddenly over night every one was either an NFL GM or got their head coaching degree off the internet!

  60. Stefon….here are some things to know when you get here:

    1) There are several places to get wings. The two most popular are The Anchor Bar and Duff’s. Josh Allen loves wings and will be glad to take you around to his favofite spots.

    2) NEVER…NEVER…NEVER use ranch dressing with your wings. Strictly bleu cheese only. ONLY! Only people from New England use ranch.

    3) Yes it snows here in western NY. I can’t imagine it does that in Minnesota though.

    4) Our facilities are recognized as the best in the NFL. Our new multi-million dollar weight room is outstanding. Ask any current player.

    5) Important: BILLS MAFIA IS THE GREATEST FAN BASE IN THE LEAGUE! You’ve heard of them I’m sure.

    4) We are noticeably a far better team than your current team. Your presence will take us a notch even higher. Our entire organization is incredible…from ownership to the front office to the coaching staff to the players. We are now finally a team players WANT to play for. Come be a part of it!

    5) If it doesn’t happen….hey…no hard feelings. But I can say that I would MUCH rather be on the same team as our defense than play against them! Ouch!!

  61. “If they lose to the Giants…”

    Then Vikings fan says burn the ugly house down and start over.

    If they beat the Giants, then the Vikings fan will again say they are the greatest team ever assembled and multiple Super Bowls are on the way.

    Vikings fan isn’t the most mentally stable individual you will come across.

    Poor Barney

  62. I’ve never seen a good team implode so quickly since the Seahawks at the one yard line in the Super Bowl against the Pats!

  63. Man before the season, I thought the Vikings would be the Lions’ stiffest competition in the division. Now the runways have cleared. Loved the matchup with the Chiefs last week… can’t wait for the rematch in February!

  64. Man it’s bizarre reading through the comments. Anyone saying that Diggs should go and it’s not Cousins is drinking the purple Kool-aid. He’s annoyed because the QB sucks and can’t get the ball out until prevent and throw over the middle in garbage time or against garbage teams.

    Lastly Bills fans calm down – Memphis style BBQ is better on slow smoked wings 😉

  65. I never expected Diggs to be such a turd.

    The guy just signed a massive contract in the off-season. All of sudden he’s got a ton of red flags. The biggest one was when he complained about not getting the ball after the Vikings beat the Raiders by 20 pts.

  66. A team like should offer 2 2nd rnd picks and maybe th number 2 wr sonce the Vikings need one, maybe that would get it done.

    I think thats what Brandon Marshall went for a few yeara back but i also thonk he was a better wr

  67. He sees the QB play in both games and practice. Understandable he realizes that it won’t put him in a great position career wise.

    Don’t agree with the way he’s going about creating change but I understand WHY.

    He’d be a great compliment to Adams in Green Bay but that will never happen. Spielman isn’t a great GM but he wont trade to a division rival unless you get a monster return and I’d rather GB not pay that price.

  68. ragnarthemagnificent says:
    October 3, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    I got to give it to him though, he’s already got his payday, he doesn’t want to sit back an just collect without being productive. I can’t blame him. Some guys would be content with getting paid whether they’re used or not. I like that Diggs wants to help contribute to the team.

    The problem isn’t Diggs, it’s the guy throwing (or not throwing in this case) the ball.
    ________

    I agree with your last point but praising Diggs for wanting out so he can be productive is absolutely ridiculous. The Vikings gave him that contract because they thought he made the team better. He could at least wait until after the fourth game into that contract to demand a trade. If you’re going to take the money, you should show at least a little commitment to helping the team work through tough times rather than bailing out. He doesn’t want to contribute to the team, he wants to contribute to his own statistics.

  69. Seems Wisconsinites have a lot of time on their hands since their “crew” choked again Tuesday. Weird they aren’t crowing about their proclamations of their greatness as they were before the play-in game.

  70. Regarding Brady —
    If Joe Montana could be moved at the end of his career so could Brady.
    It would be up to Brady of course at his age, but it absolutely could happen if he got sick of Belichik but still wanted to play.
    Same for Aaron Rodgers
    =====

    Rodgers is absolutely untradeable until 2021.

    His cap hit this year is $59.9mil… 2020 its $53.7mil.. that’s over 1/4 of the Packers cap.

    Bradys situation is interesting. The way he worked his contract, if the Pats want to keep him, they’re going to have to pay him after this season. If he wants to play, and the Pats don’t want to meet his salary demands, anything could happen.

  71. Strange. Just read the ESPN piece on the same topic.

    THAT ARTICLE SPECIFICALLY HAS DIGGS DENYING ANY TRADE REQUEST: “I haven’t communicated anything,” Diggs said Thursday when asked whether he has formally requested to be traded. “The conversations I’ve had [with the Vikings] have only been about team and trying to have success on the field.”

    Curious as to WHY you would leave out that IMPORTANT AND RELEVANT information…

  72. Robmadoushin: He would love Detroit. They have a stud QB and thriving passing game. Not to mention a chance to whoop up on his former team that’s sinking fast.

  73. He’d be a great compliment to Adams in Green Bay but that will never happen. Spielman isn’t a great GM but he wont trade to a division rival unless you get a monster return and I’d rather GB not pay that price.
    =====

    I would imagine the price tag for AJ Green would be a whole lot less.

  74. What’s truly funny is the fact that Florio so desperately tried to sell his readers on Green Bay being the model franchise of dysfunction and instability that he completely looked right past all the cracks and warning lights appearing all over his favorite team.
    Oh the delicious irony!

  75. aaronrodgers618 says:
    October 3, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    I love anything that brings anxiety to the Vikings and their fans.///////

    This isn’t wisconsin, folks don’t get anxiety over the local football team. Vikings fans don’t put the hat or jacket in the closet during a losing streak. If the packers are doing well, packer fans actually wear their packer jerseys/ jackets or both to mass. Bad season you won’t see much if at all packer stuff. Strange fruit over there.

  76. rubesonpftaretools says:
    October 3, 2019 at 3:17 pm
    Man it’s bizarre reading through the comments. Anyone saying that Diggs should go and it’s not Cousins is drinking the purple Kool-aid. He’s annoyed because the QB sucks and can’t get the ball out until prevent and throw over the middle in garbage time or against garbage teams.

    Lastly Bills fans calm down – Memphis style BBQ is better on slow smoked wings 😉

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    This man knows stuff (and especially BBQ). Now pardon me while I go grab a plate of the pulled pork nachos I made yesterday (think G’town Commissary, if you’re in or from Memphis)

  77. That small fire the homeless people were huddled around in Minneapolis has turned into an all out dumpster melter! Back away, I don’t see the flames getting smaller for quite some time. Diggs just threw the ticker tape they purchased for the super bowl parade on.

  78. Bart Hawkins called me Donkey dong in the hallway after gym class freshman year. The head cheerleader heard and the rest of my high school days were filled witness bliss. No truth to the rumor at all because I was called that much in the way you’d call a fat man tiny. Bless you Bart Hawkins and bless the girls who found out too late but kept secret as to not expose their own virtues.

  79. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    October 3, 2019 at 3:53 pm
    rubesonpftaretools says:
    October 3, 2019 at 3:17 pm
    Man it’s bizarre reading through the comments. Anyone saying that Diggs should go and it’s not Cousins is drinking the purple Kool-aid. He’s annoyed because the QB sucks and can’t get the ball out until prevent and throw over the middle in garbage time or against garbage teams.

    Lastly Bills fans calm down – Memphis style BBQ is better on slow smoked wings 😉

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    This man knows stuff (and especially BBQ). Now pardon me while I go grab a plate of the pulled pork nachos I made yesterday (think G’town Commissary, if you’re in or from Memphis)
    __________________________________
    Ok know you are a Packer guy or gal since I do lurk PFT but don’t often post…

    First Memphis and Vinegar based BBQ wins out everytime. Texas 2. Buffalo hot sauce 3.

    Second just for a little trash, the Vikings seem to be stuck in a bad conundrum. NFC North is going to interesting. Bears are the front runner and Lions don’t look too shabby… Unless Kirk figures it out it’s a 3-way race and unfortunately I think your Pack is trailing of the 3. Queens would have won in lambo had Diggs and Cousins not choked. Cousins always chokes, not sure what was up with the few Diggs drops.

  80. tvguy22 says:
    October 3, 2019 at 12:47 pm
    Reminds me of the Timex Social Club from the 80s.

    Who?
    2019…stop holding your phone up to your ear when you drive and please update the references

  81. One of their biggest problems is that they have two top end WRs, but nothing else in the passing game to supplement them and the running game.

    They gave Rudolph an extension, where’s he been? They drafted Irv Smith in the 2nd round, he’s making little contributions. Treadwell was a bust but they have no WR3, 4, or 5! Who’s the slot receiver? Who’s the 3rd receiving option on this team? Cook?

    Cousins was a mistake, they’re stuck with him. But they’ve let Zimmer down on personnel decisions by never fixing the offensive line, never getting other real options in the passing game, and sticking him with a 28 million dollar a year below average QB.

    As a Raiders fan who has lived in Wisconsin his whole life, I hate the Packers and I always wish the Vikings, Bears, and Lions would get their stuff together and really be competitive for the long run with the Packers. Occasionally one of those teams wins the division but then goes back to the cellar after a season or two. While the NFC North is one of the “best” divisions in football right now, talk to me at the end of the season. Biscuit, Stafford, Cousins? Please.

    Packers should walk into the playoffs. Detroit will fall apart, Minnesota is falling apart. And I don’t believe in Biscuit or Matt Nagy. Their defense is special, but it only lasts a couple years in today’s NFL so they have a limited window. Once they have to pay Biscuit, the D will be on the decline and they’ll be stuck.

  82. dragonfly99 says:
    October 3, 2019 at 1:56 pm
    Trade him to New England for a potential 6th round draft pick. New England has money left over from the AB deal and BB will straighten him out
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    NE has money but not cap space. They dont get the cap space back unless they win their contention that the contract is voided from the start. They actually have a very strong case and will likely win that. But unless they win it before the trade deadline thats not going to mean much. And the NFL is not moving fast on the AB matter.

  83. rubesonpftaretools says:
    October 3, 2019 at 4:55 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    October 3, 2019 at 3:53 pm
    rubesonpftaretools says:
    October 3, 2019 at 3:17 pm
    Man it’s bizarre reading through the comments. Anyone saying that Diggs should go and it’s not Cousins is drinking the purple Kool-aid. He’s annoyed because the QB sucks and can’t get the ball out until prevent and throw over the middle in garbage time or against garbage teams.

    Lastly Bills fans calm down – Memphis style BBQ is better on slow smoked wings 😉

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    This man knows stuff (and especially BBQ). Now pardon me while I go grab a plate of the pulled pork nachos I made yesterday (think G’town Commissary, if you’re in or from Memphis)
    __________________________________
    Ok know you are a Packer guy or gal since I do lurk PFT but don’t often post…

    First Memphis and Vinegar based BBQ wins out everytime. Texas 2. Buffalo hot sauce 3.

    Second just for a little trash, the Vikings seem to be stuck in a bad conundrum. NFC North is going to interesting. Bears are the front runner and Lions don’t look too shabby… Unless Kirk figures it out it’s a 3-way race and unfortunately I think your Pack is trailing of the 3. Queens would have won in lambo had Diggs and Cousins not choked. Cousins always chokes, not sure what was up with the few Diggs drops.
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    I was born here in Wisconsin but I grew up in and around Memphis. I still have family down there. My wife is what I call “of the Illinesian persuasion;” but I married her anyways. (Ba dump bump! I’m here all week, ladies and gentlemen! Please don’t forget to tip your waitstaff!)

    I have no idea where this season will end up for any of the 4 NFCN teams. I came into the season believing it was the Bears’ division and I hoped the Packers would avoid last place. Beyond that, I got nothin’. It’s way too early and the records are way too similar to even try to draw any conclusions. I’m just really, really glad to see them all looking competitive at the same time.

    We could learn a little this week. Maybe. I can’t put too much stock in whatever happens in London… because it’s in London. That’s got to throw both teams off their game.

    The Lions have their bye.

    The other two games, to me, are somewhat similar. They’d have to be absolute blowouts to tell us anything at all.

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