Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs spoke to the media Wednesday in advance of their Week 1 matchup with the New York Jets.
Here are the highlights.
Preparing for the Jets
Allen had high praise for Jets defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and the various looks he can present. The quarterback said part of his job Sunday will be to keep the Bills offense on its toes and make adjustments at the line of scrimmage.
"He likes to heat it up, obviously, on third down," Allen said. "Big-time Tampa 2. Just tries to keep everything in front of you and then when he gets you into a third-and-longer situation, that's when he tries to strike and force you to make a bad decision. So, the best that we can do to stay out of these situations, obviously that's the game of football.
"You want to put yourself in second- and third-and-manageable. But understanding that … if it's third-and-long we've got to be pretty precise in the decision making process and not putting the ball in harm's way and allowing our defense to go out there and make them play a long field."
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Without preseason action, Sunday will present the first true game experience for Allen and Diggs as teammates. Though both players have spoken glowingly about the comfort they developed through the offseason and training camp, Allen expects that chemistry to be taken up a notch moving forward.
"Yeah, I think that once we get into the game, when plays break down if I'm able to escape and scan the play, just trying to be on the same page with him. That's something that doesn't come without game reps. You can say it in practice and draw it up all sorts of different ways, but during the game and in the heat of the battle things sort of change. As long as you're on the same page I think there's a lot of plays out there that can be made. Again, we'll see on Sunday. Time will tell. I expect that relationship and the comfortableness to increase there every game that we have."
Diggs: Allen has 'a lot of heart'
Asked how he was able to form quick chemistry with Allen despite the lack of game action, Diggs credited the time the two have spent together on and off the field.
"It's still in the early phases. You know, we haven't played any ball yet so I kind of don't want to – you know, you never want to put your foot in your mouth," Diggs said. "But I can attribute it to spending as much time that we have. All the Call of Duty, all the meeting time, all the hanging out and learning one another.
"And the practice time, it's serious out there. We kind of take it one step at a time, one play at a time. But one thing I can say is he's got a lot of heart. He's got a lot of heart and the guy wants to be great. [I'm] kind of feeding off of that and kind of just being there as a supporting cast, as one of the guys supporting and pushing him."
A nonstop battle
Diggs also shed light on the competitive relationship he's formed with cornerback Tre'Davious White and said both players have benefitted from having each other.
"It's an everyday thing, a nonstop battle between me and him," Diggs said. "He probably won't tell you, but me and him go at it each and every day. We both want to win every single rep, I don't care what it is. It's a constant competition. … It's good for the team to have that, especially with guys on both sides of the ball."