Stefon Diggs on Josh Allen: You want to go hard for this guy

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The Bills traded for wide receiver Stefon Diggs this offseason with an eye on upping quarterback Josh Allen’s productivity and the first game of the 2020 season made that look like a good decision.

Diggs led the team with eight catches for 86 yards and Allen posted a career high with 312 passing yards in a 27-17 win over the Jets that didn’t feel that close. Allen threw two touchdowns and ran for another in a performance that left Diggs feeling good about the guy running the offense.

“He’s still got a little bit of kid in him so when he’s out there,” Diggs said, via the team’s website. “He’s out there having fun and I enjoy it You know, I’m always in his hear trying to keep that positive energy going just because I can’t imagine how hard it is to play quarterback. But when I see him out there having a good time, it gives me a little bit of a push in the back, a little motivation to say, ‘You want to go play for this guy.’ You want to go hard for this guy because he’s damn sure gonna go hard for you.”

It wasn’t a perfect day for Allen as he also lost two fumbles in Jets territory, but the good far outweighed the bad as Allen kicked off a pivotal third season in the NFL.

10 responses to “Stefon Diggs on Josh Allen: You want to go hard for this guy

  1. From day one when Josh stepped on the field two years ago the energy of the entire team has been different. You could see it and you could feel it. He has steadily improved since that time despite what all of the naysayers want to bring up about him. At this point he is better than both Darnold and Mayfield who were taken ahead of him, even with taking into account he is still growing as a QB. The Bills definitely made the right decision and the future is extremely bright with what they are building in Buffalo.

  2. Awesome.

    He & Allen already have great chemistry. There were quite a few really bad predictions about how Diggs would be in Buffalo in the offseason. His attitude has been amazing since day 1, and his effort yesterday was outstanding.

  3. Diggs hasn’t been the only player to have major issues with Kirk Cousins and Minneapolis.
    I’m glad he’s in a place where he feels comfortable with a QB he can trust.

  4. Its just one game, when you play much better run teams we’ll see about all positive energy & take that Kirk crap.

  5. 1967forever says:
    September 14, 2020 at 10:24 am
    His accuracy hasn’t improved one bit.
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    You are wrong. Josh Allen completed 72% of his passes vs the Jets… He averaged 58.8 in 2019 and 53% in 2018… he has drastically improved.

  6. In reference to this:

    qckappa says:
    September 14, 2020 at 10:16 am
    Its just one game, when you play much better run teams we’ll see about all positive energy & take that Kirk crap.

    The Jets stuffed the run all day when it was RB’s, Singletary and Moss has tough sledding all. Allen has some decent gains, but the passing game for the Bills was very effective even though the run game was stuck in the mud

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