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1. Stefon Diggs makes ESPN All-Pro Team

Bills receiver Stefon Diggs was already named to the Pro Bowl this past week. This week he was named to ESPN's Bill Barnwell's All-Pro Team for 2020. Here was Barnwell's assessment of Diggs' play this season.

Wide receiver: Stefon Diggs

There are five excellent candidates for three wideout spots, so I'm going to make two sets of fans very angry. Let's start with the league leader in receiving yards, Diggs, who was expected to be getting into daily fistfights with Josh Allen by this point of the season. Those post-trade expectations could not have turned out to be more wrong. Diggs has had a preternatural link with his new quarterback all season and has pushed the Bills to a new level.

The former Vikings star leads the league in catches and targets, but he's more than strictly volume. NFL Next Gen Stats assigns Diggs 158 targets and an expected catch rate on those passes of 64.5%. His actual catch rate is 75.9%, for a difference of 11.4%; the only other guy ahead of him with 75 targets or more is the Titans' Corey Davis(13.2%) and the player right below him is Justin Jefferson (9.6%), the guy the Vikings drafted to replace Diggs. What a win-win trade.

Diggs enters Week 17 as the league leader in receptions and receiving yards.

 

https://www.buffalobills.com/news/bills-today-stefon-diggs-makes-espn-all-pro-team

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Yepper. The difference in our offense now compared to the disgusting droit years is incredible. Diggs is arguably  the best WR The Bills have ever had. 

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40 minutes ago, Nanker said:

Yepper. The difference in our offense now compared to the disgusting droit years is incredible. Diggs is arguably  the best WR The Bills have ever had. 


Let’s not go there quite yet. He’s certainly had the best season ever by a Bills receiver, but a career can’t be defined by a single year of production. Let’s revisit this in about 4 or 5 years.

 

Until then Andre Reed, James Lofton, and Eric Moulds would like to have a word with you, sir.

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19 minutes ago, TakeYouToTasker 2.0 said:

Until then Andre Reed, James Lofton, and Eric Moulds would like to have a word with you, sir.

I would put Frank Lewis and Jerry Butler both above Lofton. 

 

Lewis had 2 ridiculous seasons in Buffalo..  In one of them he AVERAGED 20 yards a catch.  He held the team single season yardage record for 17 years.  He was a great player. 

 

Butler's career was cut short by injury but he was very, very good.  His numbers in his best years were held down by Chuck Knox's offense but he was an explosive player and was excellent after the catch. 

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1 hour ago, Nanker said:

Yepper. The difference in our offense now compared to the disgusting droit years is incredible. Diggs is arguably  the best WR The Bills have ever had. 

  I think that we would have charted a different path during the drought years if it appeared to outsiders such as FA's that the team was on a steady course.  With all due respect to Ralph Wilson he keeping his cards close to his vest among other things kept the team from being a hot destination for the personnel we could have benefitted from.

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2 hours ago, Alaska Darin said:

I would put Frank Lewis and Jerry Butler both above Lofton. 

 

Lewis had 2 ridiculous seasons in Buffalo..  In one of them he AVERAGED 20 yards a catch.  He held the team single season yardage record for 17 years.  He was a great player. 

 

Butler's career was cut short by injury but he was very, very good.  His numbers in his best years were held down by Chuck Knox's offense but he was an explosive player and was excellent after the catch. 


These are both more than fair.

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4 hours ago, Alaska Darin said:

I would put Frank Lewis and Jerry Butler both above Lofton. 

 

Lewis had 2 ridiculous seasons in Buffalo..  In one of them he AVERAGED 20 yards a catch.  He held the team single season yardage record for 17 years.  He was a great player. 

 

Butler's career was cut short by injury but he was very, very good.  His numbers in his best years were held down by Chuck Knox's offense but he was an explosive player and was excellent after the catch. 

Plus we had Lofton at the tail end of his career.   Would have been a different story if he was here in his prime.  

 

Of course every Bills WR had the misfortune of playing with the Bills QBs.  😀

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20 minutes ago, GG1 said:

Plus we had Lofton at the tail end of his career.   Would have been a different story if he was here in his prime.  

 

Of course every Bills WR had the misfortune of playing with the Bills QBs.  😀

Agree on both of those points.  Lofton was still good when he got to Buffalo and a very good compliment to Reed but he really only played 3 seasons with us.

 

I also didn't mention Elbert Dubinion because I never saw him play but there are people who rave about how good he was and his stats for that era are tremendous.

 

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