BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Dion Dawkins opened up to Bills Mafia in his second letter in The Players' Tribune.
Dawkins opened up about the situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, wide receiver Stefon Diggs becoming a Bill, the support of Bills Mafia and the rise of quarterback Josh Allen, among other topics.
The Bills lineman starts off his letter by saying he's putting football to the side, because things going on in the world right now are bigger than football. Dawkins talks about how people are hurting, sick and losing their jobs and homes and says that the team has their back.
"And I guess what I just want to say here, more than anything…. it’s that we play for this city — but we belong to this community. And we’re going to keep on doing our part for it, y’all can bet on that. We’ve got y’all’s backs like y’all have had ours. We’re going to keep on taking care of each other." said Dawkins.
Dawkins continues on to speak about how these are not the "same old Bills," and he believes the world is beginning to realize that.
"We told them — we told them — it wasn’t going to be these same old, same deal as always, your mama’s and your daddy’s Buffalo Bills. We told them……. only they didn’t hear us. Don’t worry, though. I have a feeling they hear us now," said Dawkins.
The Bills lineman then speaks about how much of a superstar Diggs is and says he is one of the best teammates he's ever had.
"I was trying to think of how I can summarize Stefon for this article — and I think the best I could come up with is: Dude is obsessed with making the people around him better," said Dawkins.
He continues on to speak about the rise of Allen who is playing at an MVP level this season.
"And then this season, I mean….. that’s what you’re seeing: You’re seeing it all snap into place. You’re seeing Josh enter the Matrix and suddenly he’s dodging them bullets. It’s these tiny details I’ll notice. Like, just the way Josh walks into a huddle. Or the way he carries himself on the sideline. Or in a meeting. Or in the locker room. It’s the emotion that he knows how (and when) to show if things go good…... or even more important, if things go bad," said Dawkins.
Dawkins then opens up about what Bills Mafia means to him and the team.
"Man. I feel like something special has been happening here. I feel like something very special has been happening this season, between us Bills players and y’all fans — between this team and its city. Maybe I’d phrase it like: I feel like we’ve been helping to bring each other’s swagger back," said Dawkins.