Breaking information: Stefon Diggs is a petulant man-child who can have nobody however himself when he finds himself and not using a group or sponsor in… Eh, I give it beneath 5 seasons.
Now, there’s a strategy to deal with oneself within the NFL in a scenario the place that participant feels that the group he’s on isn’t using them to their full potential. I may say what that approach is, however as an alternative I’ll simply make it simple and say it’s primarily the other of what Diggs did and continues to do.
You possibly can argue, maybe, that Diggs ought to’ve had higher numbers throughout his time in Minnesota. Up till the arrival and extension of Kirk Cousins, the Vikings went via quarterbacks as usually as they did offensive coordinators and subject objective kickers… and punters.
Nonetheless, isn’t it a bit unusual that Diggs actually solely began changing into a distraction when that drawback was rectified?
Cousins gave Diggs over 100 grabs and his first 1,000 yard season. 100 grabs while you’re enjoying reverse Adam Thielen and grabbing nearly all of deep ball protection/double groups?
Yeah. How terrible.
Positive, he had far much less grabs in 2019, however his common per catch yardage exploded, as nicely, from an excellent 10 in 2018 to 17.9 in 2019. That made Diggs the perfect deep ball receiver (for catches over 40 yards) within the NFL. He additionally performed with out his supposed pal Adam Thielen for many of 2019, so, he can both blame himself or the system for not getting extra grabs.
I ponder which he blames.
That brings me to the subject of immediately’s Diggs rant. One thing I’m actually going to take an indignant nap after publishing as at this level I actually solely wished to put in writing about Diggs in 2022 when the Payments commerce him for a brand new Jugs machine after he posts some kind of TikTok saying buffalo wings style like ass.
So, some fan in Buffalo Tweeted… really… I’ll simply present you:
Inform em lol
— DIGGS (@stefondiggs) July 25, 2020
Now, some might say, cease being butt damage, he mentioned “lol”, which implies he was being light-hearted and junk! When has THIS man ever been light-hearted?
They are saying that if Diggs cracks a smile we’ll get six extra weeks of COVID!
So. Yeah. We ARE “butt damage”. Let me clarify this to you, assholes of the web. Typically folks will be legitimately indignant. Additionally, anger isn’t mutually unique with logic or reality.
For instance: If somebody mentioned that your just lately deceased member of the family was burning in hell, would additionally they be capable of say it should be true due to the emotion that invoked when you clarify hell is simply a assemble used to manage society exterior of, in fact, the closest factor to hell… Taking part in large receiver for the Buffalo Payments.
So. We will be indignant that Diggs pressured his approach out of a group and market that believed in him and regardless that it took over 100 grabs and rattling close to a full 16 video games to get ONE THOUSAND yards (for the primary time), and the truth that up till that time he had missed a minimal of two video games a season EVERY SEASON he was given a deal that averages $14.5 million a yr in the course of his contract.
That he noticed what Antonio Brown did and the way that made him an unemployed pariah regardless of being probably the greatest receivers within the recreation, ever, and thought… I ought to emulate THAT.
That he’s STILL doing stuff like this regardless that he acquired what he wished.
I lay out on this piece that the one precise motivation that Diggs had was probably the most egocentric one(s) doable.
He couldn’t know the place he’d be traded, so it’s not as if he actually needs to be on a contender. That’d be a pleasant bonus, however what Diggs cares about is being THE man and regardless of all of the bromance jokes with Thielen he was jealous that followers liked Thielen extra, and that Thielen broke all these information firstly of Cousins’ time in Minny due to HIS work.
These double groups allowed Thielen to get open extra and regardless of that by far being Diggs’ greatest season to this point, it’s clear that his social media content material transitioned from precise innocent cockiness to “Diggs being Diggs” and the cycle of Tweet/deleted Tweet/rationalization that it was an accident or his brother Tweeting him in a Redskins jersey or giving him that Cardinals shirt.
Think about Diggs enjoying Clue as a toddler.
“IT WAS TREVON IN THE TREVON WITH YHR TREVON!”
As for Diggs co-signing that we didn’t use him to his potential?
Yeah. I’m certain Josh Allen will do what Cousins didn’t.
I’ll let his 2020 stats end the argument for me, and simply say this to Buffalo followers… The countdown to you becoming a member of the Butthurt Membership begins now. Paradoxically, Diggs himself is maybe Captain Butthurt for those who actually give it some thought, and if he thinks being unstable on Twitter and badmouthing an aesthetic group who did EVERYTHING the fitting approach with him makes him extra marketable to different groups or sponsors…
He would possibly discover out quickly that maybe as an alternative of him being him, he ought to’ve simply been a good particular person?
I don’t know.
I might be fallacious.
In spite of everything, one can’t present any emotion much less they immediately nullify any reality to what they’re saying or have mentioned. Or a minimum of that’s what some future faculty shooter(s) instructed me on the web.
Sidenote: This text says that Irv Smith Jr. responded by… posting A Nike advert and tagging Diggs in one other put up (which was an image of him and Thielen within the foreground and Diggs within the background in the identical focus as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster) through the use of Diggs’ burner account and never his blue test verified one.
Perhaps… or positively I’m outdated… but when that’s what counts as Smith jr. being a dick on Twitter, it’s secure to say we gained’t hear “That’s simply Smith jr. being Smith jr.” anytime quickly.