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Mason: Jets give me better chance at Super Bowl

Posted on: August 9, 2011 8:44 am
Edited on: August 9, 2011 5:05 pm
 
D. Mason is now in New York and seemingly happy about it (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Now that 37-year-old WR Derrick Mason is with the Jets instead of the Ravens, he thinks he has a better chance of reaching the Super Bowl with his new team. Well, OF COURSE, he’d say that after Baltimore shocked him by getting rid of him.

"It's the business of football, and I understand it. Was I blindsided? Yeah, I was, and when you're blindsided, yeah, you're upset about it," Mason said, via USA Today.

"If you felt that you were going into a situation where you were on the cusp of something special, and you never thought that you would be released, or fired, or whatnot, you would be a little bit upset. But I had my moment. After that, I understood it's the business of football. It happened to me before, and it happened to me again. It happens to everybody in this business, whether you're great at your position or not.”

Even after the Ravens released him last month, Mason thought hard about re-signing with Baltimore anyway. But when the Jets came along and offered him a one-year deal with a guaranteed salary of $910,000 (the veteran’s minimum), he decided he wanted to rejoin coach Rex Ryan, who was a defensive assistant for many years in Baltimore.

While the Jets WR corps isn’t overly-impressive -- the addition of Mason, still a solid player who caught 61 passes for 802 yards and seven touchdowns last season, and Plaxico Burress doesn’t make up for the loss of Braylon Edwards -- it’s in a better position than the Ravens, who feature Anquan Boldin and a bunch of younger guys who haven’t done anything (or had the chance to do anything) at the pro level.

"When you have someone sitting across from you that understands and knows your work, and knows that you can play this game and still play it at a high level and respects that, that means a lot," said Mason. "That's what Coach Rex basically echoed to me: 'You still can play this game. I've seen tape of you last year. You still can play this game at a high level and you can help us.'

"That's all it took, was someone else believing that you could still play this game. So, like I said, why not come down here with the big fella and try to win a championship?"

At least with the Jets, Mason feels wanted. Which seems like the opposite of how the Ravens felt about him.

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Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:22 pm
 

Mason: Jets give me better chance at Super Bowl

He obviously believes more in Sanchez than Flacco. That really says something doesn't it?



Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: August 9, 2011 2:27 pm
 

Mason: Jets give me better chance at Super Bowl

The Jets can have the best defense in this galaxy, but until they get a competent QB, they won't go anywhere.



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:55 pm
 

Mason: Jets give me better chance at Super Bowl

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Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: August 9, 2011 12:40 pm
 

Mason: Jets give me better chance at Super Bowl

Circle these games on your calendar.

Jets - Ravens (Week 4)
Jet - Patriots (Weeks 5 & 10)
Jets - Chargers (Week 7)
Jets - Eagles (Week 15)
Jets - Giants (Week 16)

All will be wars. Can't wait for the season to start,


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