Stefon Diggs was visibly frustrated with the Buffalo Bills’ Divisional Round loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.
The Bills wide receiver was seen voicing his frustrations to quarterback Josh Allen on the sidelines, and after the game it was reported the Diggs had packed up his stuff and tried to leave the stadium early before being stopped by practice squad running back Duke Johnson.
On Monday, Diggs indirectly addressed some of the attention he was receiving from his actions in a series of tweets.
Diggs was reportedly back in the locker room to listen to head coach Sean McDermott address the team. McDermott was also asked about Diggs’ actions afterward and chalked it up to his competitiveness.
“He’s a competitive guy,” McDermott said. “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, and it hurts. I wouldn’t want a guy that doesn’t hurt, right? So when you put it all on the line out there, we put it all on the line, and tonight it wasn’t good enough. That’s the part that stings.”
Diggs was targeted 10 times in the 24-10 loss but hauled in just four catches for 35 yards.
“I’ll get a better grasp of [why Diggs didn’t get the ball more) after watching this,” Allen told reporters after the game. “Unfortunately, it’s our last one so it is what it is at this point. He’s a fiery competitor, he wants the ball and whatever it was that we couldn’t get him the ball tonight we’re gonna have to learn from.”