There was a little drama this offseason between the Buffalo Bills and wide receiver Stefon Diggs as the star receiver, but during his press conference on Thursday, he made it clear that his relationship with the team is strong, and he had a pretty strong response to a narrative that seems to be prevailing about him.
During the press conference, Stefon Diggs made it clear that he has no desire to have more say in the offense, reacting to that narrative by saying “Yeah, that is insane.”
“For me to just want more say in the offense, it’s crazy because I play receiver. I don’t care what play is called,” Diggs said according to Pro Football Talk. “I can’t get up there and say, ‘Call this.’ It’s a lot of outlandish, obvious things where people [are] throwing [things] out there or people were saying [things] as far as my role. I’ve been a captain on this team for three years — there’s no question about my role and who I am as a player, how hard I work. Those things never had question marks. And you can’t say the same thing for a lot of people in the league.
“As a player, who I am and what I am has always been represented — and what I do on a consistent basis, how hard I work. You can see it. And my teammates speak highly of me in that regard, especially since I’ve been a captain damn near since I got here.
“So, as far as me wanting to have say-so in the play calling, that is insane to me — just because I couldn’t call a play to save my life. I couldn’t call a game to save my life. Be for real.”
It’s a pretty clear statement from Diggs.