Posted by Andy Benoit
Rex Ryan is no longer the only foe Channing Crowder publicly exchanges barbs with. Earlier this week, the Dolphins linebacker referred to Ravens wide receiver Derrick Mason as “the old guy”. Mason, whom at the beginning of the season decided he was going to limit his interaction with the media (not because he dislikes reporters – more because he often finds himself being too honest and having to put out small fires) couldn’t resist the urge to respond.
"In the corporate world, I probably couldn't even be somebody's CEO because I'm too young,” Mason said, according to Edward Lee of the Baltimore Sun. “A lot of people around this league wish, at 36, that they could play at the level that I'm playing at. There's only one other guy that's playing at this level when he's 36, and that's Terrell Owens.
"There's a lot of other guys wishing they could play at this level, i.e. Crowder, at the age of 36. He's what, 20-something? He was still peeing on himself when I was playing football."
Crowder does need to be careful here. He’s a fairly mundane player who has been out most of this season and is now going back and forth with one of the most respected veterans in the game. Best he keep everything all in good fun. They'll have a chance to turn the words into actions when the Dolphins and Ravens meet on the field this Sunday.
For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed.