Stefon Diggs told his brother: NFL only has 7-8 “spicy receivers,” most are easy to check

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Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs thinks he and his brother, Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs, are among the NFL’s elite players at their positions — and he thinks the truly elite are a pretty small group.

Stefon told Sports Illustrated that he always knew Trevon would have no trouble covering most NFL wide receivers, and that he doesn’t think most of them can really do everything a great receiver needs to do.

“I told Tre this a while ago: ‘Bro, 70% of [NFL] receivers are gonna be easy to check,” Stefon said. “There’s only like seven to eight spicy receivers who can catch, can create separation, can run fast, can stop. . . .’ ”

Stefon Diggs also said there are only three NFL corners as “the only ones that really follow” No. 1 receivers week in and week out: Xavien Howard, Marshon Lattimore and Trevon. Stefon thinks highly of himself, and his little brother.

62 responses to “Stefon Diggs told his brother: NFL only has 7-8 “spicy receivers,” most are easy to check

  1. I mean, he ain’t wrong though. His brother as much as I hate Dallas, could be a really elite corner.

  2. not in order: Kupp, Diggs, Justin Jefferson, Mike Evans, Hopkins, AJ Brown, Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill…#9 DK Metcalf

  3. This little Diggs Family arrogance and constantly seeking media attention, is going to blow up spectacularly.

    lol

  4. Trevon Diggs did have a passer rating of 55 when thrown at last season, which is definitely elite. And 11 INTS in a season is crazy. He has the flashy stats. But he won only by gambling, which is why he also gave up over 1000 yards, the most in the NFL since 2016 Vernon Hargreaves, at almost 17 YPC. He kept getting interceptions on lucky plays or because teams didn’t avoid him like they do other top CBs because if you got a completion it would be almost 20 yards on average. He was in the top 3 in targets in the NFL, because teams knew they could beat him and it was worth him getting the occasional INT. PFF ranked him the 45th CB because even with all the interceptions the value he provided to his team and the games wasn’t at the level of Xavien Howard, Lattimore, Ramsey, or even JC Jackson (who had 8 ints), all of whom gave up around 400 yards fewer than Diggs allowed, which is probably worth having a couple INTs fewer. Diggs is still an impressive second year player, but he’s overhyped at the moment, it depends on if he tightens the rest of his game up, or if teams figure his strategy out even more. He can’t pat himself on the back just yet. He’s something the NFL hasn’t really seen before, but even Kyle Arrington has had a 7 interception season.

  5. Jalen Ramsey with two sprained AC joints is still a better corner than Diggs.

  6. touchback6 says:
    July 8, 2022 at 5:50 pm
    This little Diggs Family arrogance and constantly seeking media attention, is going to blow up spectacularly.
    ——————-
    The only thing blowing up spectacularly is their bank accounts.

  7. I appreciate his confidence. I like players who can talk a big game but he’s got to keep proving it on the field.

  8. @Lisa_the_Greek-

    Deboo doesn’t consider himself a WR- he considers himself a playmaker- regardless of position. I think he’s right and can be more lethal with that mindset. Not many who can consider themselves a playmaker and actually play all over- out wide, slot, back- Cordelle Patterson and Deboo (not in order) are the only two I can think of and actually have to be planned for. Kupp can too, but I’ve never heard him say he’s a “playmaker not WR.”

  9. Diggs is not a good cover corner. Actually he may be the worst. But he gambles and gets picks. My last memory of him is being beaten by Aiyuk several times for big plays in the wild card game. So, he may create opportunities for his team. But more often than not he’s giving lots of opportunities to his opponents.

  10. He is right. The era of elite HOF worthy corners is over. After Revis and Ty Law retired that was it.

  11. He’s telling the truth. The league is watered down across the board

  12. Marlon Humphrey will put this headline in his locker as fuel for his DPOY award in 2022

  13. With the rule changes over the years, the WR has the advantage regardless of who’s covering him.
    Those DB’s who prosper in today’s game do so against average to below average QB’s who can’t thread the needle or avoid them because there are better options to throw to and when they do play against great QB’s with the accuracy and confidence to do it , they get burned.
    The league has seen some good defensive backs over the years, Neon Deon, Ronnie Lott and Charles Woodson but, there may never another Darrel Green who would eat your lunch and take the box with him at 5’9″,180 lbs.

    And now you know the truth, com’on football season!

  14. bobhk says:
    July 8, 2022 at 6:19 pm
    Diggs is not a good cover corner. Actually he may be the worst. But he gambles and gets picks. My last memory of him is being beaten by Aiyuk several times for big plays in the wild card game. So, he may create opportunities for his team. But more often than not he’s giving lots of opportunities to his opponents.

    61Rate This

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    Mac Jones torched him last year as a rookie on national tv.

  15. With Miami’s young Safeties looking to take a big step in 2022, I see some easy flash stats this year for X.

  16. That’s actually bad news for Stefan Diggs.

    Two of those spicy WRs play for the Dolphins along with one of those elite CBs.

    And Buffalos elite CB tore his ACL with New England’s star CB left for the west coast.

    Now I understand the Tua hate. It’s apprehensive jealousy.

  17. Scratch Tyrek Hill off of that list because he no longer has a competent QB to throw the ball to him!

  18. That explains it. Interceptions increased because he’s catching ducks. Missed tackles doubled and almost 1,000 yards given up because he can’t cover. Nice analysis Stefan.

  19. Having watched Cowboys corners laying back, letting recievers catch the ball in front of them to prevent big plays never did the Cowboys any good. Nice to have a gambler back there who can make a play.

  20. touchback6 says:
    July 8, 2022 at 6:46 pm
    bobhk says:
    July 8, 2022 at 6:19 pm
    Diggs is not a good cover corner. Actually he may be the worst. But he gambles and gets picks. My last memory of him is being beaten by Aiyuk several times for big plays in the wild card game. So, he may create opportunities for his team. But more often than not he’s giving lots of opportunities to his opponents.

    61Rate This

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    Mac Jones torched him last year as a rookie on national tv.
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    Not quite. Diggs got an INT on him. Diggs won against Jones.

  21. bobhk says:
    July 8, 2022 at 7:45 pm
    touchback6 says:
    July 8, 2022 at 6:46 pm
    bobhk says:
    July 8, 2022 at 6:19 pm
    Diggs is not a good cover corner. Actually he may be the worst. But he gambles and gets picks. My last memory of him is being beaten by Aiyuk several times for big plays in the wild card game. So, he may create opportunities for his team. But more often than not he’s giving lots of opportunities to his opponents.

    61Rate This

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    Mac Jones torched him last year as a rookie on national tv.
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    Not quite. Diggs got an INT on him. Diggs won against Jones.

    11Rate This

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    He almost singlehandedly lost the game on a blown coverage.

    The point is, he’s not a top 3 CB or whatever his stupid brother tries to claim for attention and selfishness.

    There are certain players who would play on the Pats and certain players who won’t.

    That simple. And, it’s glorious considering how god awful our selfish society is.

  22. Perfect opportunity to give Tre White his due……
    And he did not.
    Wow

  23. Tyreek Hill & Jaylen Waddle #Spicy receivers. Buffalo Bills #Loser Organization. #Truth. 😁🐬

  24. Ja Maar Chase will show Diggs week 2 what spicy looks and tastes like

  25. By definition “elite” would only be a very small group. The best of the best.
    LOCKS:
    – Kupp
    – Adams
    – Hill
    TAKE YOUR PICK:
    – Jefferson
    – Diggs
    – Deebo
    – Evans
    – Chase
    – DK
    CLOSE BEHIND:
    – McLaurin
    – Diontae Johnson
    – Renfrow
    – Godwin
    – Keenan Allen

  26. dolphins2cool says:
    July 8, 2022 at 8:50 pm
    Tyreek Hill & Jaylen Waddle #Spicy receivers. Buffalo Bills #Loser Organization. #Truth. 😁🐬
    —————–
    Dolphins fans sure are talking a lot 🙂 Just remember – you haven’t proven anything yet. Let’s see how Hill does with Tua instead of Mahomes. I do think you’ve got a good coach in McDaniel.

  27. Stefon is a top rate WR, but there are more than just a couple “spicy” receivers out there. There are a handful of “spicy” DB’s out there and Trevon is not one of them. He is a lot of sizzle and not enough steak. He can get better, though, and if he improves on giving up big plays he can definitely be “spicy”.

  28. Not in order: Claypool, Beckham Jr, Godwin, M Thomas, Higgins, Robinson, Westbrook-Akina

  29. Trevon is not all that. He gambles and gets paid, but also gets burned more than average.

  30. Trevon must be getting close to contract talks. He is a good corner in the way that Zeke is a good running back. Starter quality but certainly not star quality. Hope they don’t pay him the big bucks. Let him give up those yards on anther team.

  31. Frazier thinks he should be a HC
    Diggs calls himself AND his brother elite.
    We already know what Miller thinks of himself

    And that’s just the reporting of the last 2 days. Lots of egos getting bigger in Buffalo.

  32. Who cares? I’ll take my teams good receivers & good corners and solid roster top to bottom over the crippling cost of “elite” any and every day of the week

  33. Ill walk out and guard you right now and yiur little brither too. Im a nobody from nowhere. I got a pair of cleats though. 22 bucks on ebay

  34. dolphins2cool says:
    July 8, 2022 at 8:50 pm
    Tyreek Hill & Jaylen Waddle #Spicy receivers. Buffalo Bills #Loser Organization. #Truth. 😁🐬

    The truth is the Dolphins haven’t beat the Bills in 4 years.

  35. bostonblows says:

    July 8, 2022 at 7:03

    Now I understand the Tua hate. It’s apprehensive jealousy.
    ___________________________________
    If you think Bills fans with Josh Allen are jealous of Tua you’re just a delirious nutjob.

  36. Going by statistics, there isn’t a corner I would rather throw at more than Trevon. He gets torched more than anyone

  37. Slay typically plays against the 1s. T. Diggs get lit for over a 1000 yards every year. Most of his INTs are right place right time or the recipient of a bad throw. Credit to him for putting himself in that position but lets not act like hes baitin QBs and jumpin routes every play.

  38. Oh, gosh – an NFL wide receiver having some ego…we’ve never seen that before, ever!

    Pats fans are somethin’ else. Almost completely detached from reality at this point. Cautionary tale – it’s good when your team wins, but they can win too much for your own good.

  39. Mac Jones torched him last year as a rookie on national tv.

    Mac Jones got schooled in the playoffs. WhTs your point. Stefan isn’t wrong: he absolutely wrecked your “all pro” cb.:: the last two years.

  40. Stefan will be reminded how spicy Jaire Alexander is when the Packers come to Buffalo this year. That was a bad omission from his list

  41. He meant top 30 corner. Lol. D ward might say something about his “list” he’ll craig Newsome better. Lol. Sauce Gardner will be better. Heck. Diggs might not be top 32. Lol.

  42. Stefon is an elite WR, but also an elite weirdo. His brother is not an elite CB, but not yet an elite weirdo.

  43. ‘Bro, 70% of [NFL] receivers are gonna be easy to check,”
    ___
    The Packers are doing their best to keep that stat so high

  44. Bills fans , and players, are the ones detached from reality, they all act like they have actually won something and yet, nothing.

    Disappointment yet again is headed your way.

    So much hype in Buffalo once again!!

  45. Bills fans and the team are just positive, optimistic and excited. I’ve noticed that Patriots fans don’t like it when ANY other fanbase is anything but negative and miserable. They’re like the Hope Police.

    I don’t know how any fan can guarantee “disappointment” for any other team or fanbase.

    New England is not top dog anymore. Or even close. It will take some getting used to for the fans there.

  46. After week 13 2021 Most analyst predicted Patriots to win AFC East with a rookie QB. First Bills game was more of an embarrassment then the wildcard loss without 2 of 3 pats corners and 2nd level of pats defense aged overnight in dog years. Wasn’t on the offense. I love Josh and Diggs as fantasy players and have that stack but AFC will be a vicious battle across the board and 9 wins might make playoffs this year.

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