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Stefon Diggs lauds connection with Sam Bradford

Post by RFIP » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:34 pm

Stefon Diggs lauds connection with Sam Bradford
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Stefon Diggs sat down with NFL Network and reserved some high praise for his connection with Sam Bradford.
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The Minnesota Vikings endured a difficult end to the 2016 season, but one of the bright spots on the year was the continued success of wide receiver Stefon Diggs.

A fifth-round pick in 2015, Diggs improved on an already promising start to his career, hauling in 84 passes for 904 yards and three touchdowns. If not for an injury which hampered him in final few games of the season, Diggs likely would have eclipsed 1,000 yards on the year.

Much of that was down to Diggs' connection with Sam Bradford, who arrived prior to the start of the season in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles. It's a connection that Diggs credits to the improvement on his rookie season.

"It's so weird, the dynamic that we have, because I didn't see him all training camp, no OTA's, no mini camp, so just go out there and put something together with a guy is special," Diggs said on NFL Network. "It just shows that if you want to play, you can get on the same page with a guy and it can happen -- easily. With consistency and time put in(together), some special things can happen.

Diggs wasn't done with Bradford, who impressed the young wide receiver -- and indeed the rest of the team -- with his poise and ability to take everything throw at him in stride.

"It just shows how impressive a guy is when he goes in, he earns respect, he puts the time in, he's just professional." Diggs said. "He comes in each and every day just to show you 'I'm serious about this'. Things in the past with him probably haven't been the best, but to me, he's an amazing quarterback. Especially to do the things that he did with what we had, he made something out of nothing in a lot of cases and you have to respect him.

"I love having him as a quarterback and I think with some time, you're going to see some great things out of Sam," Diggs added.

With the Vikings seemingly set on the perimeter and at quarterback, attention now turns to solving the troublesome issue along the offensive line.

If they do, Bradford to Diggs could become one of the most dynamic duos in the entire league.
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Thu May 25, 2017 8:03 pm

Not about Diggs on Bradford. Just Bradford. A few gifs on some impressive plays Bradford made in 2016.

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Post by dead_poet » Thu May 25, 2017 8:55 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:Not about Diggs on Bradford. Just Bradford. A few gifs on some impressive plays Bradford made in 2016.

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Thanks for that. He definitely had some great throws. I also loathe Clemmings with the fire of 10,000 sun's.
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri May 26, 2017 5:52 am

Thielen and Bradford seem to have a good connection too.

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri May 26, 2017 5:53 am

Actually so did Bradfordand Patterson.

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Post by SidestreamFB Pete » Sun May 28, 2017 6:05 pm

Diggs knows. You have to love Teddy as a person and root for a full recovery, but Bradford is just a better QB. He still has a good 5-6 years left in the tank.
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun May 28, 2017 6:41 pm

SidestreamFB Pete wrote:Diggs knows. You have to love Teddy as a person and root for a full recovery, but Bradford is just a better QB. He still has a good 5-6 years left in the tank.

Not so sure. Diggs had a pretty good rookie year with Bridgewater too. You could almost say he was more effective in 2015.
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Post by SidestreamFB Pete » Sun May 28, 2017 6:49 pm

808vikingsfan wrote:
Not so sure. Diggs had a pretty good rookie year with Bridgewater too. You could almost say he was more effective in 2015.
Agreed, he looked better in 2015. He was healthier. But, we don't know what goes into those completions. Diggs can probably project who he thinks he can have more success with. Again, not slighting Teddy. But, I don't think Sammy's been healthy in one spot long enough to show what he can really do. The guy's got some serious upside.
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Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun May 28, 2017 7:31 pm

SidestreamFB Pete wrote: Agreed, he looked better in 2015. He was healthier. But, we don't know what goes into those completions. Diggs can probably project who he thinks he can have more success with. Again, not slighting Teddy. But, I don't think Sammy's been healthy in one spot long enough to show what he can really do. The guy's got some serious upside.
I agree. This may be his best opportunity since joining the league. I'm hoping by the end of the season, there will be no question who the starting QB is for the Vikings.
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Post by 5thWave » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:02 pm

Just saw this on the NFL Talk board:

Peak ages by position on a yards per basis over last 10 yrs:

RB: 24
QB: 33
WR: 26
TE: 29

What's Sam? 29? I think of Carson Palmer coming to Arizona at age 33, and wonder if perhaps Sam has much more upside than we think. I hope the O-line has its act together this year for a full 16 games.
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Post by PacificNorseWest » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:19 pm

5thWave wrote:Just saw this on the NFL Talk board:

Peak ages by position on a yards per basis over last 10 yrs:

RB: 24
QB: 33
WR: 26
TE: 29

What's Sam? 29? I think of Carson Palmer coming to Arizona at age 33, and wonder if perhaps Sam has much more upside than we think. I hope the O-line has its act together this year for a full 16 games.
Oh, damn...I don't turn 33 until next year. I need to get my arm back in shape and tryout somewhere. Need to get my career year.
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:41 pm

5thWave wrote:Just saw this on the NFL Talk board:

Peak ages by position on a yards per basis over last 10 yrs:

RB: 24
QB: 33
WR: 26
TE: 29

What's Sam? 29? I think of Carson Palmer coming to Arizona at age 33, and wonder if perhaps Sam has much more upside than we think. I hope the O-line has its act together this year for a full 16 games.
Sam has plenty of upside. Always has. He's widely regarded as one of the best arm talents in the NFL. This is easily the best team he's played for, which honestly isn't saying much. There is no reason he can't excel here, with the possible exception of getting killed by our O-line.
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