Derrick Mason is back in the purple and black and he’s not taking any trash talk from anyone.

Apparently, Keyshawn Johnson and Cris Carter fired up the Ravens offense with their pregame comments.

“You want a bum, you pay a bum,” Johnson said.

Not only did the Ravens prove Johnson wrong with their 500 yards and 38 points, but Mason didn’t stand for the negative comments against him and his team.

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“Keyshawn Johnson is the bum, that’s why he’s in the analyst seat,” Mason said. “He tried to come back to football but no one would sign him. He was never that good a player. He got lucky and signed on in Tampa Bay and won a Super Bowl because they had a great defense.”

“Just look at the two people doing the criticizing, that’s all I’m saying. Keyshawn was overrated and Carter is in the same boat I’m in. He doesn’t have a Super Bowl ring either. He’s in the analyst seat without a ring. At least I’m playing. He still wants to play but he can’t anymore. We’re the bums? That’s why you’re in the analyst seat. Just be quiet and keep dreaming you still could play.”

Source: Deadspin

Ouch. Take that Keyshawn.

Good for you Mason, I like the swagger. Now, follow it up with another great performance in San Diego.