Stefon Diggs on offensive balance: Have to go with what wins games

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There were points during the 2019 season when Vikings wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen appeared to be dissatisfied with the opportunities they were getting on offense.

During an appearance on PFT Live, Diggs said there were “rough” patches during the year but that making the playoffs and advancing to the divisional round were a sign that they found the right approach for their team. That approach remained heavier on running the ball, which Diggs said is OK as long as the results are positive for the team.

“You want all wheels turning at all times,” Diggs said. “In the year previous to that, we were heavier on the pass and didn’t run enough. This year, we’re heavier on the run and some feel like we didn’t pass enough. To have that healthy balance is hard to say because it’s whatever’s going to win you the week.”

Diggs’ 63 catches were way down from the 102 he snagged in 2018, but he wound up with a career-high 1,130 receiving yards over the 15 games he played in 2019.

13 responses to “Stefon Diggs on offensive balance: Have to go with what wins games

  1. If that’s true Stefon, why are you always seen throwing hissy fits and pouting when you aren’t getting enough action your way?

  2. Mike Zimmer and Kirk Cousins are tailor made for each other. The bigger the game, the bigger the egg they’ll lay. Hang in there Viking fans, if all goes well they’ll both be gone after just one more season then the rebuild can start.

  3. This is Diggs’ way of saying, “As frustrating as it can be sometimes, whatever makes the team successful is the right plan to follow”. Much easier to say after the season than during when you feel as if you are a valuable weapon that is not being used enough.

  4. mjimmym says:
    January 29, 2020 at 8:25 am
    If that’s true Stefon, why are you always seen throwing hissy fits and pouting when you aren’t getting enough action your way?

    madtowndan says:
    January 29, 2020 at 9:47 am
    Egocentric diva.

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    Actually the only diva in the MN WR corps last year was big mouth Adam Thielen. You might not remember him though because a stretching injury kept him out half the year.

  5. Diggs’ first “hissy fit” of the year resulted in the Vikings changing from a run-first offense that struggled to score to a wide-open offense that connected on a lot of long passes and won four games in a row. That makes Diggs the offensive MVP of the team. Maybe he should have been promoted to offensive coordinator. Unfortunately, the over-reliance on the run and short passing returned and the Vikings finished the season 4-4. Another hissy fit in the playoffs against the Saints was probably the catalyst for the long pass to Thielen in overtime. He may not go about things the right way, but he knows how to win.

  6. Vikings fans would rather roll with a brittle Adam Thelen and get rid off Diggs. That’s fine, Diggs will end up in Seattle or Dallas anyway.

  7. If Diggs is unhappy they could contact the browns and say we will trade him for there all pro OG.

  8. Diggs is willing to play a whole game without a catch if the result is a win. He is one of those players that people label diva, because is open on a lot of plays and hates the idea of losing a game he feels could good do better when the offense stalls.

  9. What will win games is throwing more to Diggs.
    Minnesota has a top flight WR corp but Diggs destroys teams.
    He is the difference maker bar none.

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