Brian Daboll: Stefon Diggs has that dog mentality

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Stefon Diggs made a clear impact on Buffalo’s offense in 2020, his first year with the team. Diggs led the league in both catches and yards, setting Bills franchise records along the way.

After finishing last season with a loss in the AFC Championship Game, the Bills returned many members of their team — including their coaching staff. While offensive coordinator Brian Daboll received some interest in the head coaching cycle, he’s back as Buffalo’s offensive coordinator for a fourth season.

Meeting with the media on Tuesday, Daboll was asked about defenses adjusting to Diggs in 2021. The offensive coordinator didn’t seem concerned about it.

Diggs has that dog mentality,” Daboll said, via Chris Brown of the Bills’ website. “He’s not looking at what he did this past year. He’s just looking to get better this year. We have expectations and standards inside our walls. Being gritty, competitive, humble is where it’s rooted. Our goal is to keep on climbing.”

After the Bills acquired him for a first-round pick, Diggs caught 127 passes for 1,535 yards and eight touchdowns last year.

7 responses to “Brian Daboll: Stefon Diggs has that dog mentality

  1. No, he doesn’t. I’ve seen him pout and quit numerous times in Minnesota. He’s just a good player, but he’s certainly does not have a dog mentality.

  2. What exactly is a dog mentality in the context of football? I hear it mentioned a lot. Still not sure what it means.

  3. Diggs has been the epitome of a team player and leader in Buffalo. Sorry bitter Vikings fans, Apparently the change of scenery (and QB) was all he needed to lead the league in yards and receptions…

  4. HereComesTheReignAgain says:
    June 8, 2021 at 1:31 pm
    Diggs has been the epitome of a team player and leader in Buffalo. Sorry bitter Vikings fans, Apparently the change of scenery (and QB) was all he needed to lead the league in yards and receptions…

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    Not a Vikings fan, but if you’re a true professional then you’re a true professional in any environment, not just one where it’s good. He wasn’t a leader or team player in Minnesota. Let’s see if he’s a team leader when the Bills start losing and he’s not getting the ball. B/c I assure you, he won’t be the epitome of a leader and team player anymore.

  5. mikefloreo says:
    June 8, 2021 at 2:28 pm

    Not a Vikings fan, but if you’re a true professional then you’re a true professional in any environment, not just one where it’s good. He wasn’t a leader or team player in Minnesota. Let’s see if he’s a team leader when the Bills start losing and he’s not getting the ball. B/c I assure you, he won’t be the epitome of a leader and team player anymore.

    Diggs was upset that he wasn’t being utilized properly in 2019 (94 targets). Goes to Buffalo and leads the entire NFL in receptions with 127 (166 targets.) Looks to me like he was 100% correct in his argument.

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