Bills WR Stefon Diggs couldn’t get out of Highmark Stadium fast enough after having a heated exchange with Josh Allen during the loss to the Bengals.
No one in Buffalo was happy about watching the Bills fall to the Bengals in the Divisional Round on Sunday. But wide receiver Stefon Diggs took his frustration to another level.
During the game, Diggs was seen on the sideline confronting quarterback Josh Allen, apparently frustrated over his involvement in the offense.
At the final whistle, he reportedly grabbed his stuff and tried to get out of dodge before coaches even had a chance to address the team.
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CBS cameras caught Diggs giving Allen a piece of his mind on the sideline.
The receiver had just four catches for 35 yards, though he was targeted 10 times, more than any other Bills receiver.
He apparently hadn’t cooled down by the time the game was over.
Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic tweeted that Diggs “darted out of the locker room with all his stuff before some of the Bills coaches were even down to the tunnel area. Practice squad RB Duke Johnson stopped Diggs before he left the stadium and brought him back to the locker room. He left a few minutes later.”
Diggs is a veteran. He should know he’s expected to stick around until the coaches address the team. Skipping media availability also isn’t a good look.
Sean McDermott and Josh Allen defended Stefon Diggs
Head coach Sean McDermott was asked about Diggs’ behavior. He chose to stay positive about the situation. He said that Diggs was present when he addressed the team in the locker room and “that’s what matters most,” per Jenna Cottrell of 13WHAM.
McDermott also defended Diggs’ competitiveness.
“That’s what makes him good, is what you saw. He’s very competitive like we all are. We work extremely hard at these jobs to be the best we can possibly be. It hurts and I wouldn’t want a guy that doesn’t hurt,” he said.
Diggs has now gone four playoff games for the Bills without catching a touchdown pass. He caught two in his first postseason with the team.
Allen also had his receiver’s back, telling reporters that Diggs is a competitor who wants the ball, per Matt Parrino of Syracuse.com.