Stefon Diggs: I’d be lying if I said I was comfortable starting back up

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As Major League Baseball attempts to start a shortened season during the pandemic, almost a dozen players have opted not to play.

Mike Leake, Ryan Zimmerman, David Price and Felix Hernandez are among those who won’t play this season.

It has presented a question about whether some NFL players will do the same come time to report to training camp later this month or even before the regular season.

It is one of many questions still unanswered.

The NFL and the union currently are negotiating several issues.

One player has expressed his concern about playing while COVID-19 cases continue to rise in many places with no vaccine in sight.

Bills receiver Stefon Diggs posted multiple tweets about his feelings Tuesday.

I love football . . . with all of me,” Diggs wrote. “But there’s so many unanswered questions with this upcoming season. I’d be lying if I said I was comfortable starting back up.

“I’ve been training my butt off just trying to stay ready and prepared.”

34 responses to “Stefon Diggs: I’d be lying if I said I was comfortable starting back up

  1. Diggs was one of my all-time favorite Vikings and I hated losing him but this is exactly why he got traded. Can’t keep his mouth shut. This is only the beginning Bills fans.

  2. I’d be lying if I was comfortable watching you whine and b#tch week in and week out for the past 2 years. It’s a risk and I agree with you on risks – it’s one I don’t have to take anymore.

  3. They should have thrown Cousins in when they traded him. Would have solved the Vikings problem of having to overpay him, and would have been hilarious to watch Diggs melt down over it.

  4. Aaaand its already started with this guy. Good luck with that locker room chemistry with Diggs it!

  5. It could not be more easy to not get this virus. But, nobody is putting a gun to any players head and nobody will miss them. Fans cheered the scab players in the 1987 replacement games. Just saying.

  6. This seems reasonable enough. The man’s just being honest. I’d find it odd if any NFL player weren’t at least a little bit leery of the season that ostensibly lies ahead.

  7. I’m not sure why all the hate on for him stating his opinion. Besides all that, he is right. We don’t know what will happen. I hope nothing, but you never know.

  8. He’s absolutely right. Its an irresponsible cash grab on the part of greedy NFL owners to even have a season at all. It’s unsafe, will have a big asterisk next to the year, and ignores basic medical science. Defensive linemen are supposed to somehow social distance from offensive linemen? You can’t play football safely before a vaccine.

  9. Another 5 year old that impersonates a man. If you aren’t comfortable, give back your salary for this year and sit out. You have the right to do so. We don’t care if you are a sniveling, whining cupcake who doesn’t know what to do.

  10. sportstfan says:
    July 7, 2020 at 10:01 pm
    It could not be more easy to not get this virus. But, nobody is putting a gun to any players head and nobody will miss them. Fans cheered the scab players in the 1987 replacement games. Just saying.
    ————
    Not only Cheered, but WE went to their games…Good Times!…..

  11. Think about it…can anyone honestly say that if they were a player, that they would fully trust the NFL to make sure they would be safe from COVID-19?

    This is the same NFL that couldn’t even put the right paint on the Hall of Fame field a couple of years ago.

  12. Patrick H
    No Pat. You are the one ignoring “basic medical science”
    And many in the medical community are now saying there may NEVER be a vaccine.

  13. If this is all the drama we get from Diggs, thats fine Vikings fan. Hes only stating his opinion. This feels like he was asked a question and he answered it. Get your heads out of his jock already.

  14. The Bills got an experienced, proven No.1 ready to contribute instead of a high draft pick with developmental requirements. Viking fans are trashing him because he can’t stand Cousins. At least he was professional enough to not say aloud Cousins would cause his career to stall.

  15. Since he will still get paid most of his money from his contract it is interesting he doesn’t want to play. Seems like the players with the big contracts that still get paid are all about sitting home and the trench and fringe guys who actually need the money and won’t get paid the same are willing to earn it. Truth in the saying that a lot of guys don’t care after the big contract.

  16. I don’t see why stating an opinion likely shared by most NFLers is that big of a deal. Doesn’t seem like he’s creating any drama to me, and I’m a fan of his former team.

    And I love the repeated freference by cheesers to the Diggs hating Cousins angle, when he’s on the record as saying just the opposite and on the record as saying he wanted more of a passing system and to be the #1 option. But cheesers apparently cling to that story rather than focus upon their own starting QB that’s ticked at the front office for drafting his replacement and not giving him many new weapons — and that’s on the record too.

  17. Diggs did not say he doesn’t want to play, or that he won’t play. He seems to have offered a candid, reasonable assessment – all the unknowns are making the situation uncomfortable. If that makes him a diva, the NFL now has almost 1,700 divas.

  18. stellarperformance says:
    July 8, 2020 at 10:48 am
    The Bills got an experienced, proven No.1 ready to contribute instead of a high draft pick with developmental requirements. Viking fans are trashing him because he can’t stand Cousins. At least he was professional enough to not say aloud Cousins would cause his career to stall.
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    Diggs has been very outspoken about how he liked Cousins as a teammate and person, even wrote an article in the players tribune. But sure, your opinion carries more value.

  19. Look up “Stephon Diggs and Kirk Cousins: Someone is Lying,” on YouTube. You’ll see what I mean. Lotsa lip service from both of them about how great the other is, but the fact remains: Diggs couldn’t stand Cousins. Read about Cousins’ teammates in Washington and Michigan State……few players like the guy.

    He’s the Jeff George of this era.

  20. Dude, Jeff George had a way better arm. Cousins is actually liked by most of his teammates, relax bro.

  21. stellarperformance says:
    July 9, 2020 at 7:56 am
    Look up “Stephon Diggs and Kirk Cousins: Someone is Lying,” on YouTube. You’ll see what I mean. Lotsa lip service from both of them about how great the other is, but the fact remains: Diggs couldn’t stand Cousins. Read about Cousins’ teammates in Washington and Michigan State……few players like the guy.

    He’s the Jeff George of this era.
    ———
    Right so YouTube is a credible source now. Yet when reporters talk about your hero Aaron being a jerk they are hacks and former players are bitter. Just do everyone a favor and get over your irrational feelings about Kirk and focus on no being a “fight picker”.

  22. Josh Allen then said that Stefon had one of the best Twitter games he had ever seen and was excited to be following him.

  23. Lots of Packer trolls in here who only see Viking trolls because they can’t stand anyone saying anything negative about their beloved Packers.

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