The drama surrounding Stefon Diggs might be coming to an end after all, as Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott seems to be humming a different tune on Wednesday.
Initial reports indicate that McDermott was “concerned” when Diggs didn’t show up to a mandatory team practice. But suddenly he’s feeling the opposite.
According to Greg Vorse, the Bills head coach now claims that Stefon Diggs was simply “excused” from practice. They apparently had a dialogue and things are improving in Buffalo.
Here’s what McDermott had to say to the media during a press conference.
Sean McDermott says he excused Stefon Diggs from practice yesterday.
— Greg Vorse (@GregVorse) June 14, 2023
If that’s true, then perhaps there is no concerns for the Bills right now.
However, this is also stemming off of Josh Allen’s recent comments where he took some of the blame for what’s transpiring within the organization. So why did McDermott claim he was concerned with Diggs?
Sal Capaccio shares a statement from McDermott himself on that exact question. Apparently, the Bills head coach concerned “whenever a player has something going on or misses and isn’t here.”
“Whenever a player has something going on or misses and isn’t here, I’m concerned.” — Sean McDermott on his quote/comment from yesterday. Said there were healthy conversations with Stefon Diggs.
— Sal Capaccio 🏈 (@SalSports) June 14, 2023
Even so, everything about this situation is all over the place. It’s hard to tell what’s really going on with Stefon Diggs and the Bills right now.
Additionally, NFL fans everywhere just aren’t sure how to take McDermott’s most recent statement.
McDermott literally said yesterday he was<checks notes> "VERY CONCERNED" that Diggs wasn't at minicamp
now he says this lol https://t.co/P7J9IxTK0T
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) June 14, 2023
Nothing really makes sense right now.
They were all over the place with that. They need to lie better.
— Udub (@udub86) June 14, 2023
If what McDermott is saying is true then why did Allen take some of the blame for an excused absense?
What??? Why didn’t you say this yesterday? You’ve gone from “concerned” to “I excused him from practice?” Allen was left out hanging trying to take some of the blame for an excused absence?
— Ed Kilgore2 (@Kilgore2Ed) June 14, 2023
Are the Bills just recreating an episode of The Office?
This reminds me of the time Stanley yelled at Micheal Scott and Michel cried and Stanley said he didn't respect him and Michael said he has to because he's the boss and they shook hands and continued on their way.
— Nick (@FACEOFBEAR_) June 14, 2023
The math is not mathing.
How can he be “concerned” then if he was “excused”? Does not make any sense. 🤔
— Mike Tarnowski (@MikeTarnowski3) June 14, 2023
Maybe we’ll receive more answers as the summer goes on.
For the Bills’ sake, hopefully things with Stefon Diggs smooths over. Otherwise, they could be in store for an interesting season.