What Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Jordan Poyer + others said about Bills at Titans | Week 5


Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley, Jordan Poyer and Devin Singletary met with the media on Wednesday to discuss their matchup with the Titans and share their thoughts on how COVID-19 has affected the NFL. The Titans are experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak after their Week 3 game against the Steelers was postponed. Per reports, Tennessee had two more positive tests on Wednesday morning.

Here are their perspectives on preparing for the game.

Josh Allen has a 'We want to play' mindset

Bills quarterback Josh Allen is aware of the Tennessee Titans COVID-19 outbreak, but that's not letting him or his teammates forget about Sunday's game that they're still scheduled to play. Allen explained he isn't going to waste time being upset about the situation. Instead, he's going to be flexible with any changes that come their way.

"I wouldn't say it's frustrating, but as a team that's off to a good start we feel like we've got a good thing rolling here," Allen said. "We want to play, that's our mindset. And again, like I said, we're preparing to play on Sunday. Unfortunately, it takes two to tango and it is what it is. We'll figure it out. The league will figure it out. Then, we'll move forward from whenever we get the news if we're playing, if we're not playing. Again, this is a team that's been flexible, and we've been able to adjust and overcome a lot of different things throughout the season. This is just another one of those things."

Diggs is taking it one day at a time

Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs also isn't going to sulk over the situation. Diggs reflected on the fact that this isn't just the NFL's problem, the entire world is still battling COVID-19 and he doesn't want anyone to get infected with the virus.

"Everybody's being understanding," Diggs said. "This isn't a one-team league, it's 32 teams. Everybody's doing the best they can, things are going to happen. This isn't a league-wide disaster or anything, the world's going through it as well. As far as handling it one day at a time, I'm being understanding more than anything because I feel for those guys too. As far as people being sick, you don't want anybody sick."

Cole Beasley on if players are concerned this week

The Bills wide receiver touched on how the players in the locker room felt with the developing situation surrounding their game on Sunday. Beasley said they are preparing like they are going to play. 

"I don't think so, everybody seems to be approaching it normally. We just had a good practice, and I haven't heard anybody voicing any concerns. We are all preparing like we are going to play this week."

Jordan Poyer on dealing with the distractions of this season

Jordan Poyer is a first-year captain in the Bills locker room. He explained how he and the Bills are doing their best to overcome the distractions that have popped up in this unprecedented season. 

"I think coming into the season everybody knew that it was going to be something different. Everybody knew that there were a lot of challenges and obstacles that we're going to have to overcome. ... I figured at some point during the season this situation was going to happen, I just didn't know when. I think Sean said it before the season, having the understanding that mentally, it's going to be different than any other season that we've been a part of. We're going to have to overcome it."

Devin Singletary's mindset for this week

Devin Singletary isn't going to let this week's distractions get in the way of his game preparation. The Bills running back said that if it is safe, he will play but he has to see how it all plays out. 

"Control what you can control," Singletary stated. "We are still coming to work like we are going to play a game, even though we don't know. That's all you can do at this point. … If they say it's safe to play, I'll play. That's my mindset. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't try to put us in harm's way, so we just have to see how it all plays out."