Josh Allen “still floating on cloud nine” over Stefon Diggs trade

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Bills quarterback Josh Allen is sharing a house and a quarantine with Kyle Allen right now, which means he was around when his housemate learned that he’d been traded from Carolina to Washington this week.

That trade is going to wind up being less meaningful to Buffalo than the one that the Bills made last week. They sent several draft picks to Minnesota for wide receiver Stefon Diggs in a move that former Bills quarterback Jim Kelly compared to one the team made for James Lofton in their early-90s salad days.

The current Bills quarterback didn’t make that some connection, but he made it clear how excited he is about the move during an appearance on Schein on Sports on Mad Dog Sports Radio.

“I’m still pumped about it. I’m still floating on cloud nine right now,” Allen said. “I just can’t wait to get to work with him. Obviously with all this stuff going around, traveling and trying to get in touch, start throwing with him, that’s going to be a little delayed. I just want to get back to work. We’ve been staying in contact and trying to devise a plan of how we can get together. But man, the things he can do on a football field are unbelievable. The route running. The way he can make contested catches. I’ve talked to him on the phone a couple times and just how cool of a dude he seems. He’s going to match in very well with our wide receiver group, he’s going to match within our locker room and with our team. Big time playmaker. He’s going to help us out a lot this year.”

The date when Allen and Diggs can start working together isn’t likely to be known for some time and the hope in Buffalo is that they’ll find chemistry quickly once they can get on the field together.

25 responses to “Josh Allen “still floating on cloud nine” over Stefon Diggs trade

  1. Just wait until he starts complaining after every play. I bet he won’t be as excited then. A guy like that can ruin team chemistry.

  2. I think one of Diggs’ biggest complaints is that Cousins was reluctant to throw it to him when he was covered. Diggs is very good at the contested catch so he can make things happen even if he isn’t open. Keenum’s great season in 2017 was in large part due to Diggs and Thielen going up and getting balls that probably shouldn’t have been thrown, and that’s why he hasn’t been so successful with other teams. If Allen can be more of a gunslinger than the buttoned-up Cousins, Diggs will probably be a lot happier. Of course, the ball is going to have to be somewhere near Diggs before he can make the contested catch.

  3. We’ll see how happy he is when Diggsy pouting up a storm even when the Bills are winning.

  4. Lol. Josh, you better learn how to throw every single pass right to Diggs because if you don’t, you will get the same treatment that Cousins got by mid season next year. I’m glad that Diggs is gone, and I’m even happier with how dumb the Bills brass was to give up such a haul for a diva WR.

  5. We finally have a good WR but we still don’t have a QB, I think I’m gonna cry.

  6. “I think one of Diggs’ biggest complaints is that Cousins was reluctant to throw it to him when he was covered. Diggs is very good at the contested catch so he can make things happen even if he isn’t open. Keenum’s great season in 2017 was in large part due to Diggs and Thielen going up and getting balls that probably shouldn’t have been thrown, and that’s why he hasn’t been so successful with other teams. If Allen can be more of a gunslinger than the buttoned-up Cousins, Diggs will probably be a lot happier. Of course, the ball is going to have to be somewhere near Diggs before he can make the contested catch.”

    And yet Diggs’ best 2 seasons were with Cousins…

  7. Diggs has the ability to adjust his routes, and to use body to adjust to the ball. He’s going to increase Josh Allen’s accuracy singlehandedly.

    Just love all the Bills hate as of late. It means they are good, feared, and hated for it.

  8. Just love all the Bills hate as of late. It means they are good, feared, and hated for it.
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    What has Buff. won lately to brag? Cleve. looks good on paper also…

  9. Trash Allen can’t even get the ball in the right area code.

    Wide right, you lose again.

  10. WRs are a dime a dozen. The best thing a young QB needs is a strong defense that doesn’t make you have to go out and score 45 points every week. I don’t care what kind of weapons you have, if the opposing defense knows you have to throw, it’s not much fun playing QB.

  11. The Bills went to the playoffs two of the last three years there Stu…What exactly is Cleveland’s record over that span again?

  12. Now Josh will try to force the ball to Stefon Diggs which is a recipe for a disaster. The Bills offense didn’t need Diggs.

  13. dbluv says:
    March 26, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Diggs has the ability to adjust his routes, and to use body to adjust to the ball. He’s going to increase Josh Allen’s accuracy singlehandedly.

    Just love all the Bills hate as of late. It means they are good, feared, and hated for it.
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    YEA Allen has a 25% comp rate on passes of 20-30yds and under 13% on passes over 30yds, YEA the entire NFL is scared, GIMME’ A BREAK!

  14. Ok, a team didn’t need another offensive weapon… That’s a hot take.

    Diggs is on a team friendly contract, and now has a QB that can air it out, paired with an offensive coordinator that was part of a Super Bowl & College National Championship team… within the last 4 years.

  15. And as I said 1000 times last year Buffalo will only go as far as their running game & D carries them, PERIOD!

    Allen is no Brady, Brees, Mahomes, Wilson or Rodgers, hell he’s not even top 20 material!

  16. Steve Cunningham says:
    March 26, 2020 at 7:48 pm
    And as I said 1000 times last year Buffalo will only go as far as their running game & D carries them, PERIOD!

    Allen is no Brady, Brees, Mahomes, Wilson or Rodgers, hell he’s not even top 20 material!

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    Have to love how fans of a team can be sooooo blind to the truth!

  17. Ok. They are returning the majority of their Top 3 defense, and the replacements for Lawson and J. Phillips look better than they did. Add in that last year the Bills out rushed their opponents by 30 yards per game with a 36 year old Frank Gore starting the first half of the year, and puts them in better shape than most think.

  18. It’s a highly combustible situation. This could blow up in a good way or blow up in a bad way.

  19. People forget the Bills offense had 9 new starters last year – this coming year, only Diggs is new. A stable offensive squad, another year of Allen development, and the addition of Diggs raises expectations for the Bills offense. Combined with the top tier defense and Brady leaving NE, it should be a whole new ball game in the AFC East.

  20. Floating on “cloud nine” because the little diva hasn’t yet started squawking about not being thrown to enough. When that starts “cloud nine” will turn into the 9th Circle of Hell.

  21. So the Bills signed Lofton after his release from the Raiders and failed tryout with Buddy Ryan’s Eagles. What “deal” is Jim Kelly referring to?

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