Las Vegas, NV - Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs and left tackle Dion Dawkins are representing Buffalo at the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl in Las Vegas. The two had their first of three practices on Thursday morning at Las Vegas Ballpark ahead of Sunday's game. Dawkins and Diggs are in good company this weekend with a chance to play with and compete against some of the best in the NFL.
Dawkins can't believe he gets to share the stage with so much talent in his first Pro Bowl.
"It is still a whirlwind," Dawkins said after Thursday's practice. "I am still in shock. It's amazing to honestly be here. It's an honor. There are so many great players, so many great coaches in this league. And honestly from being around all this top-tier talent, it's amazing."
While Dawkins and Diggs were on their way to Vegas, the Bills announced Ken Dorsey as their new offensive coordinator. Dorsey is familiar with Buffalo's offense after spending the last three seasons as the team's quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.
"I was happy for my man Dorse," Diggs shared. "I'm going to have to shoot him a text and talk some smack to him, but I was happy for him. It's something that we look forward to so we can keep building on this offense."
Dawkins thinks having Dorsey as the OC gives the Bills several advantages, one of which is having a strong relationship with quarterback Josh Allen.
"Everything starts with the quarterback and the fact that Josh is the most comfortable with Dorsey, the rest will all fall into place," Dawkins said. "Dorsey is a good dude. ... If you notice every time we score, I find Dorsey and I sprint at him. It's been a fun thing to do.
"It just shows that he's relating to his players in a special way and now that we are officially his players, he's already one step ahead."
Diggs said he's a fan of the hire because of how Dorsey can help the offense grow.
"He's a good coach," Diggs said. "He's been a good guy. I respect him. I feel like we've all built a relationship with our coaching staff even the guys that aren't in your room. Dorsey isn't in our room, but I still talk to Dorse every morning and make fun of him. So, I feel like it's something great we can build off of."
While the two will get a couple months to rest and relax before offseason workouts, they can rest assured knowing when they get back to Buffalo they'll have a familiar face in place who they can trust as their offensive coordinator.