Baltimore North (The New York Jets for those without a sense of humor) is in a state of disarray after falling to 2-3 with their third straight loss this season. Their star cornerback, Darrelle Revis, got burned by Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker and their offense hasn’t seemed to click five weeks into the NFL season.
A vital part of that offense is former Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason, famously known in Baltimore for playing injured and saying things that he wished he didn’t say, spent this majority of this week’s loss on the sideline. ESPNNewYork.com reports that Rex Ryan benched Mason “because of his mouth.”
Mason was reportedly part of a group of Jets players that complained to head coach Rex Ryan about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Though Mason denied those claims, Jeremy Kerley still played the majority of yesterday’s game over the veteran Mason.
The New York transition doesn’t appear to be going so well for Mason. In addition to playing for a third place team, The Newark Star-Ledger reports that Mason has had a difficult time learning the Jets offense.
Many fans were concerned about the Ravens parting ways with Derrick Mason after the lockout, but it looks like once again they made a move that was best for the team. Mason was a vital part of Baltimore’s offense, but his mouth and age likely ended his tenure with the Ravens.
The Ravens Triple-A affiliate can take Mason now.