Stefon Diggs makes quick exit from Bills locker room after playoff loss

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Two years ago, after the Bills lost to the Chiefs in the AFC Championship, Buffalo receiver Stefon Diggs lingered on the field for a long time. Today, after the team’s second straight loss in the divisional round, Diggs made a quick exit.

Via Joe Buscaglia of TheAthletic.com, Diggs left the locker room at Highmark Stadium before some of the team’s coaches had arrive from the tunnel area. Running back Duke Johnson stopped Diggs before he left the building and brought Diggs back to the locker room.

Via Buscaglia, Diggs left for good “a few minutes later.”

Diggs is an intense competitor who has a habit, when things don’t go his team’s way, of reacting accordingly. Only two seasons after becoming the toast of the town by catching the pass that became the Minneapolis Miracle, Diggs wanted out of Minnesota.

It’s way too early to wonder whether he’s ready for yet another change of scenery. But his history puts it on the radar screen next year or the year after, especially if the Bills don’t  some more complementary pieces for an offense that has the potential to be much better than it is, but that doesn’t have any stars beyond Diggs and quarterback Josh Allen.

60 responses to “Stefon Diggs makes quick exit from Bills locker room after playoff loss

  1. Diva WR makes 20M yet team only put up 10 points — I’d get the heck out of town too. Especially when said town is Buffalo.

  2. Diggs is great receiver and teammate when things are going good.
    But when they’re going bad, yikes…
    That said, Diggs getting angry that Allen was sitting sullenly on the bench, doesn’t exactly make me think that Diggs was entirely wrong to be upset. Your franchise quarterback isn’t supposed to accept defeat so easily when the game isn’t over.

  3. Poor attention seeking div’sa. So tied of him runing around with his mouth piece hanging out and drawing attention to himself after every catch. Poor AJ Brown has to be consoled after his team won.

  4. Diggs is perfect WR. Diva. Often cost more than they are worth. Want ball more than 10 times you were targeted? Get open.

  5. I don’t care if he was upset. You deal with it just like you’re a part of the team. Mouthing off to his Quarterback, running away like a pouty brat after the game…grow up.

  6. Diggs cares more about himself and his personal accomplishments then big picture team results . Just ask Minnesota

  7. Minnesota saw him as he was now Buffalo fans can see the same. If he was so good why did he not get open. Bungals shut him down so blame the QB. Run and hide now.

  8. Meh. Love Diggs. He just cares a lot.

    It’s a good day to pile on any & all things Bills, but September is just around the corner.

  9. purpleguy says:
    January 22, 2023 at 8:38 pm

    I’m sure somehow this is all Kirk Cousins’ fault — right Packer fans?
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    Huh? We were the ones who had to clue you Purples in that Diggs was a diva.

    We explained that all before you extended him and then had to take the $10M dead cap charge.

    All Kirk Cousins does is sign the extensions that keep being offered to him. Why would it be his fault?

  10. I always love when people try to blame bratty or selfish behavior on the player caring alot. As if they are just so much more competitive than the other players who invest just as much. Right…they are on a whole other level of caring that no other players can understand. Maybe he’s just a selfish poor sport.

  11. Everybody saw him whining to Allen when they were losing and crying Im open dude. Not a good look typical diva WR he wont be back next year i think. Allen didnt even look at him when he was yelling. He’s done with him.

  12. “Diggs is an intense competitor who has a habit, when things don’t go his team’s way, of reacting accordingly.”

    Translation: Diggs is a malignant narcissist.

  13. billsrthefuture says:
    January 22, 2023 at 8:58 pm
    Meh. Love Diggs. He just cares a lot.

    It’s a good day to pile on any & all things Bills, but September is just around the corner.
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    I’m sure you also think that Antonio Brown just cared a lot. September is around the corner… once again.

  14. January 22, 2023 at 8:35 pm
    Poor attention seeking div’sa. So tied of him runing around with his mouth piece hanging out and drawing attention to himself after every catch. Poor AJ Brown has to be consoled after his team won.

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    Clearly you missed the story in AJ Brown, he was angry about coming out of the game when the eagles just started running. Consummate professional. Get your facts straight. Diggs is overrated. However, so is Allen.

  15. Tired of his QB (Mr.January according to Romo) so inaccurate. I don’t blame Diggs.

  16. Did someone just compare Diggs to Antonio Brown?

    It’s amazing how much people hate the Bills now. And, as we’re always reminded, they haven’t won a thing.

    Maybe they won’t. I’ll keep watching, and I’ll keep being excited about watching (even though when most Bills fans express excitement, it goes through some sort of translator that comes out sounding like we’re guaranteeing 10 SB wins).

  17. Everyone in the Bills organization is to blame for this mentality, they’ve acted all year like they were the rightful king of the hill and going to the Super Bowl was a foregone conclusion.

  18. It’s fine to be upset about the loss. But making the quick exit (twice) like he did only goes to show his team that all the hard work everyone put in all year was meaningless to him. Stand with your team win or lose.

  19. Guys like Diggs are good until they face adversity. Then they pout and start mouthing off on the sideline.

  20. When 80% of your running game comes from the QB position, you’re not going deep in the playoffs. This has been an ongoing problem for the Bills. Today, their lines got whipped on both sides of the ball. Where to go from here?

  21. Nothing wrong with Diggs mouthing off a bit. What was wrong was Allen sitting there taking it. He should have stood up and got right in his face.

  22. billsrthefuture says:
    January 22, 2023 at 8:58 pm
    Meh. Love Diggs. He just cares a lot.

    It’s a good day to pile on any & all things Bills, but September is just around the corner.
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    It makes sense now why your name is billsrthefuture. Because the present always sucks. That window is slamming shut soon. Congrats on winning the AFC East. I hope you enjoy the trophy that comes with that.

  23. Thank you Stefon “Mr. Humble” Diggs for sending the Buffalo Bills into disarray. That sure was a short dynasty. See you in September!

  24. Bengals averaged over 5 yards a pop on the ground. Bills had less than 3.5, and as usual Allen was the leading rusher. Burrow even had a better day rushing than Allen. They need to get that fixed.

  25. Bills didn’t look good for much of the season, partly due to injuries, perhaps partly because they weren’t as good as the media projected them to be. They need to fill some holes and get some depth. O-line didn’t look too good today, Bengals O-line combined with Bills weak D-line looked much better. Like many teams Bills need stronger line play.

  26. Never been so happy to see Buffalo lose with Diggs melting down. I live in Eastern Europe now and stayed up until middle of the night to watch the Bills lose. Wait for the drama Bills fans, Diggs only brings division and strife.

  27. Until Buffalo gets a legitimate second receiving threat and a conventional running game they’re not winning any games that matter.

  28. Buffalo SB window has closed. I think they lose Diggs as he is going to want a new contract. That Von Miller contract is looking worse each passing day.

  29. chue says:
    January 22, 2023 at 8:42 pm
    I don’t care if he was upset. You deal with it just like you’re a part of the team. Mouthing off to his Quarterback, running away like a pouty brat after the game…grow up.
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    This is the right position to take. You can be competitive, you can be passionate, all of those things. But you are also a professional. And part of being a professional is being able to turn that off and behave appropriately.

  30. When your best wide receiver gets open and you’re not looking for him, he has a right to be pissed. Past 3 weeks, there have been many chances to get Diggs the ball in space and Josh isn’t looking his way. The dude is a baller and teamed with Josh, they’re the best players on your offense. So, hit your playmaker as often as you can! Now, when he’s clearly covered and not open, don’t force it, which Josh does too often.

  31. As it turns out, a star WR needs a decent QB.

    Not just a guy who is big and runs into people, but a guy who can make decisions and pass accurately.

    Sadly, Bills don’t have that.

    Denver does.

  32. When all the dust settles, Buffalo barely got by Miami with a third string QB. Maybe next season everyone will not anoint them the SB winners in August and see how the season plays out. Something isn’t adding up with Buffalo, they play too good all season and then something changed in the last few weeks of season and of course playoffs.

  33. calm down… it’s called being pissed off. when you’re a alpha competitor it happens. he and josh will be fine.

  34. He should have looked upstairs to Dorsey and over at Frazier and did the same. And also, he might want to go into Beane’s office and say yo dude, you better make some smart moves this year and draft better.

    Bills have mediocre O line, they are not physical enough on D, and their skill position players aside from Diggs dont scare anyone. The outcome of this game was not surprising, they dont match up well against physical teams.

    ALso, it was a sad and embarrasing loss at home, so yeah Diggs should be pissed.

  35. Diggs wanting out of Minnesota is one of the best things to happen to the Vikings.

  36. Diggs, Milano & Edmunds were the only guys to show up for the Bills yesterday. Expecting nothing less than the best effort from your teammates is NOT being a diva. I’m with Diggs. Allen needs to go to Leadership School in the offseason.

  37. It wasn’t very long ago that Bills fans were telling Vikings fans what a great guy Diggs is. They told us Minnesota just didn’t appreciate him enough, and that Diggs is just a happy go lucky fella. And now? The Bills fans are finding out exactly who and what Diggs is, just like Minnesota found out. Hey, maybe you guys will get the best WR in the NFL in the draft, like the Vikings did to replace Diggs.

  38. Diggs is a cancer that starts out small and unnoticeable, but it’s always slowly growing in the background until it reaches a point of no return and the Doc has to cut it out of you…..

  39. Bills fans were saying how great of a leader this guy was all year long. Now he’s a diva lol. The line is really blurry between Bills and Eagles fans.

  40. Love Diggs in that he shouldn’t be OK with that type of performance. Unfortunately it appears that the Bengals have leapfrogged the Bills. They looked like the better team. Bills need to do some retooling and come back strong. SKOL

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