Bills’ Sean McDermott addresses Stefon Diggs’ abrupt locker room exit after loss to Bengals

Buffalo Payments vast receiver Stefon Diggs let his frustrations present throughout Sunday’s divisional spherical loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, vocalizing that to quarterback Josh Allen on the sideline late within the sport earlier than ultimately making a fast exit from Highmark Stadium.

Reviews after the sport indicated that Diggs tried to go away the locker room together with his issues earlier than the coaches addressed the group however was stopped by apply squad working again Duke Johnson. 

Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Payments kneels after a play towards the Cincinnati Bengals throughout their playoff sport at Highmark Stadium on Jan. 22, 2023, in Orchard Park, New York.
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Payments head coach Sean McDermott was requested after the sport about Diggs’ rush to go away the stadium and recommended the three-time Professional Bowl wideout’s ardour. 

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“He’s a aggressive man and that’s what makes him good, is what you noticed. He’s very aggressive, like all of us are. We work extraordinarily arduous at these jobs to be the most effective we will presumably be and it hurts. I wouldn’t need a man that it doesn’t damage,” McDermott mentioned throughout his postgame presser. 

“He put all of it on the road on the market. We put all of it out on the road and tonight it wasn’t ok and that’s the half that stings.”

Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills warms up prior to the Cincinnati Bengals playoff game at Highmark Stadium on Jan. 22, 2023.

Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Payments warms up previous to the Cincinnati Bengals playoff sport at Highmark Stadium on Jan. 22, 2023.
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McDermott clarified that Diggs was within the locker room when he lastly spoke to the group.

“He was in there after I addressed the group and that’s what issues most.” 

The Bengals return to the AFC Championship for the second consecutive 12 months for the primary time in franchise historical past after a 27-10 rout of the previous Tremendous Bowl favorites. 

Cincinnati Bengals teammates celebrate after a touchdown by tight end Hayden Hurst against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Orchard Park, New York.

Cincinnati Bengals teammates have fun after a landing by tight finish Hayden Hurst towards the Buffalo Payments, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, in Orchard Park, New York.
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“I’m pleased with them despite the fact that this hurts. Pleased with them in the way in which they dealt with themselves with class this 12 months within the ups and downs and adversity they confronted, and I feel they’ll take that with them, however for proper now this stings,” McDermott added. 

“I want it was a unique consequence.”